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hitch mounted spreader stand

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by rocksbite, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. rocksbite

    rocksbite Member
    Messages: 80

    im thinking of a way to unhook my hitch mounted salt spreader. its the meyers mini. even empty its to heavy to attach alone. im thinking it could be as easy as a few 2 saw horses tall enough to catch the sides of the spreader or as complicated as a metal structur with a hydrolic jack and a lift arm similar to an engine hoist
     
  2. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    go to harbor freight and get the transmission jack .... its on rollers too .... i made a platform to rest it on .. adjustable with 1/2 drive
     
  3. rocksbite

    rocksbite Member
    Messages: 80

    Hmmmmm great idea! I think ill make a quick frame with legs so I can slide the jack out
     
  4. herb1001

    herb1001 Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Do you have a picture of the platform you made?
     
  5. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,295

    This is what I came up with for my TGS.
    I built a crash bar that protects the motor and it's so the spreader slides out of the receiver onto the stand and roll it away.

    stand1.jpg

    stand2.jpg

    stand3.jpg

    stand4.jpg
     
  6. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    Nice looking stand how stable is the salter when on the stand. I've been thinking about doing something similar. I have a western 1000 and know its top heavy but the larger base you built would seem to help with stability.
     
  7. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,295

    It's pretty stable rolling around, the nice thing is you can roll it out to pressure wash it and tuck into a corner of the shop.
    It's one of those things that are real handy.
     
  8. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    I used a two wheeler and a custom wooden crate for my TG06.
     
  9. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    i know my freind just uses his engine crane
     
  10. rocksbite

    rocksbite Member
    Messages: 80

    Thanks guys. I decided I don't use my truck that much besides to plow. So ill figure somthing out in the spring. Also I don't have a garage yet