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how much sand have you put in a 3/4 ton truck?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cgillispn, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. cgillispn

    cgillispn Member
    Messages: 38

    Hi, I have a '94 F250 HD w/timbrens in rear with a 2 yard stainless steel downeaster spreader (2.5 yard w/homemade extensions), how much sand have you guys put in your 3/4 ton trucks? I know it isnt much legally but, How much sand have you put in (lbs or yards) ? also, is salt heavier?
  2. snoluvr

    snoluvr Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 266

    2 yards in the back...rode very low
  3. andersonbldrs

    andersonbldrs Member
    Messages: 34

    salt is lighter ..........as much as you can. gotta hd gmc .......full pallet of blocks
    1/2 yard of mortar sand various lumber........ir it'll fit but it on! rode fine. heavy but fine
  4. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,302

    We have the same set ups on some 3/4 ton Dodges. I have had almost 3 yds of salt in it. I think salt is about 700 pounds a yd. less than sand.
  5. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    A lot more then I should. At one time or another it has had between 5 and 6,000 lb plus sander.
    but it is a 78 F250 with 1 ton springs abd spring over shocks. Still way to much. for a 25 year old truck.