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Just installed Second Buzz Box

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Jerre Heyer, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Well Buzz Boxes are back in production and have been modified to work even better than the original units.

    New units are available in Mild Steel or Stainless Steel. Both long bed and short bed models.

    Installed a stainless short bed a couple weeks back and it's going on 250 tons of material thru it both bagged and bulk. Ended up with some extra custom graphics and A LOT of additional lighting but well worth it for the operator.

    Clean install with only minor drilling and bolting on the truck. Options for dual batteries is standard and you can piggyback the truck battery for extra power in both directions with the add on power cables.

    Second unit was a full size unit on a Flat bed F450. The fork pockets for loading and unloading work great to allow him to take the unit off for heavy snow removal when necessary.

    Just found out that a 6' Wide unit is in the works for the Flat beds that should have about a 3.5 yard capacity.

    Working on some good picts of the units and will post as soon as I get a chance to down load them.

    After 6 years of testing and abuse I'm glad to see these come to the market place for both white and green use.


    Jerre
     
  2. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I too am very glad to see them back. Wasn't expecting the high price though, about 20% higher than I expected and saved up for :(

    If they do come out with the wider version, man I may just have to take out a loan! I want one bad as we only use bag salt. But limited to 42 bags of salt kind of sucks. With my tailgate spreader I can still have 2 pallets of salt in the bed, 98 bags. Less trips back to the shop. Now if I can put in over 50 bags, that just may be worth it to me.

    OH, and lets see the installed pics!
     
  3. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

  4. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    OK J- I don't get how you use this in the summer. Is there some ability that I don't catch on to?
     
  5. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    x2........
     
  6. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    You take off the salter and can put sides on the unit and fill with any type of material and it dumps it out the back like an insert but it pushes it out the back.
     
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Ah, ok.....
     
  8. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Think of it like a conveyer belt with a bulk head at the back. It pushes everything out. It really is a ingenious design.
     
  9. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    That is good to know Jerre. Would love to see a wider one that can fit 2 tons of bagged salt.
     
  10. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Kinda interesting. A dumper in the summer that does not tip up. Can it push dirt out or just light material like mulch?
     
  11. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    There is a 6' wide flat bed model in the works as I type. Should be a 3 yard plus unit without side extensions.

    These units have been tested hauling and dumping most all landscape materials including rip rap. Key is not to dump from heights. Easy to load with low side height though.

    One unit has been used as a scrap metal hauler in the summer.

    The belt can tear but they hold up very well overall.

    J
     
  12. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Unit runs with 2 yards of salt without a problem and no side extensions.
     
  13. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Bulk, but not bagged.
     
  14. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Customer here has been running bulk for almost 3 weeks now with minor issues from clumps. Running bagged to for short runs. Loading treated salt with skidder from the bulk pile. If he runs without the top tarp it's a 2.5 yard heaped load.