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For those that plow and sand - ?s

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jvm81, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. jvm81

    jvm81 Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 381

    I am getting a sander - which one I am not sure yet - ideas or suggestions wold be great.

    I have 4 trucks with plows on them now. Do any of you guys have your sander on the truck along with plow or do you have a deciated truck for each service?

    Only truck without sander is my personal truck but the sidewalk boys use that with a trailer for blowers, shovels, and ice melt. And it is a 4 door short bed truck.
     
  2. all seasons

    all seasons Member
    Messages: 61

    plows and v-box on all the trucks, this way I can set plow routes by area and keep them tight, not by specific job which may have trucks overlapping and wasting time.
     
  3. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    dedicated salt trucks. we run a big, close route, so were not really waisting time. the 2(one untill next week) salt trucks are 2x4 and plow trucks 4x4 you wanted recomendations on a salt truck?? i recentally got a 1990 ford f 800 (short wheel base) that was plummed for a 5-6 yard ss swenson i had. that's what i would get. try and stay away from the 1 ton light duty pickups and go with a medium-heavy duty truck. you'll get twice the truck at half the cost, and spend 1/3 of the time loading up the spreader.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2007
  4. jvm81

    jvm81 Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 381

    So if the spreader is on the truck with plow, do you guys feel you have less visibility? I seem to look out the back window alot and even put tailgate down on the truck to see better.
     
  5. ppease

    ppease Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 55

    I have a new Fisher Polycaster. It has worked well so far. I keep about a 1/3 yard on for ballast when plowing, and to hit the occasional steep drive when I leave. Then I load the sander when done plowing to do my commercials. Too much weight on when plowing is hard on the truck, and a good way to break stuff.
     
  6. rjfetz1

    rjfetz1 Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 639

    Downeaster - SS control plugs into your cigar lighter. I have it on my plow truck I like the extra weight for traction and visibility is good.