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Hitch salter removal ??

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by scottL, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    Just picked up a new 2500 salter. So, has anyone come up with a nifty way for a single person to be able to install/remove this bugger?
     
  2. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Eat your wheatys lol

    I can take mine off by my self and have put them on with out help, but you know when you do it.

    I have also used the skidloader to do it by my self
     
  3. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    Yeah....Creatine soaked wheaties. I can manage it but, I don't want to muscle it. I know at some point if there isn't a cool way I will end up teaching it some manors :gunsfiring:
     
  4. mulchmonkey2000

    mulchmonkey2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    I used to use the loader to mount my spreader too, but that got to be a pain and if i got caught without the spreader on late at night or early morning, the neighbors wouldn't appreciate hearing the loader...lol I know I don't have the same spreader you do, (swing away 2000) but i bought a double snatch block at tractor supply for like 60 - 80 bucks i believe. Hooked it up to the rafters in my garage....then off the hook of the snatch block rope, i made four ropes to different parts of the frame of the spreader to keep it level while in the air. If i back up straight enough, i can mount the spreader from the bed of the truck in about 5 mins. I don't see why the same type of idea wouldn't work for a hitch mount??? I know it seems a little pricey for the snatch block, but it's a lot easier when you don't have anyone to help lift.wesport
     
  5. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    Hey thanks! I should have posted a follow up.... I did basically as you describe. I mounted a heavy chain through the a structural beam in the garage then hooked a come-along and four hoops around the salter. It's not fast lowering but, raising and mounting in just a few minutes. Should be good for a fully loaded hopper too.

    Next season I want to work on a swing away that doesn't mount onto the bumper - someone else on the plowsite did it - very cool.
     
  6. KINNCO

    KINNCO Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    no wonder your back hurts!
     
  7. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    LOL, thanks Mike :D