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Low Profile V-hopper Spreader Build

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by johnnyjeep, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. johnnyjeep

    johnnyjeep Member
    Messages: 45

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  2. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    Lookin good!
     
  3. Oh hell yea. Love it just have to wrap the rear of the frame in stainless with some more lights
     
  4. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    That auto tarp is slick!
     
  5. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    How much for the whole truck? TAKE MY MONEY NOW! That thing is sweet!
     
  6. extremepusher

    extremepusher Senior Member
    from west mi
    Messages: 102

    Sweet. By any chance you have pictures of the mount for the Boss? Looking at doing the same to our freightliner .
     
  7. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    Why leave the frame so long?
     
  8. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    It leaves a nice shelf for the salt to pile up on :confused: ? I was wondering the same thing but was too distracted by the awesomeness of the rest of it. Thumbs Up
     
  9. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    I think the protection of the hydro motor and the shoot.
     
  10. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    Let's see a fleet shot of the Grishams trucks. I'm going to say you guys have one of the largest and nicest fleets in michigan.
     
  11. Maclawnco

    Maclawnco Senior Member
    from OH
    Messages: 628

    Looks like an auger setup with the motor sticking out the back like that. If the frame wasnt left that long, I wonder if the motor mounted that way would even make it thru one storm?
     
  12. SnyCo

    SnyCo Member
    Messages: 55

    Oh my...
     
  13. AG09

    AG09 Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Sweet truck and set up!
     
  14. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Nice setup. I like how the frame is extended past the end of the hopper.
     
  15. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I agree. I would rather put that into the wall then the salter.

    Auger style is the way to go if you're going to frame mount. Drag chain is impossible to clean.
     
  16. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    My guess is $110,000 as it sits.
     
  17. johnnyjeep

    johnnyjeep Member
    Messages: 45

    The truck was originally a box truck, so we decided to leave the frame long to protect everything. It's definitely a strange look in the back but actually it's grown on me.
     
  18. johnnyjeep

    johnnyjeep Member
    Messages: 45

    It's a used cab & chassis so almost half that.
     
  19. johnnyjeep

    johnnyjeep Member
    Messages: 45

    Correct, it's an auger. Very simple maintainance. I was very surprised when the spreaded showed up how far it stuck out in the back. I had never seen one in person before. Apparently it takes a massive motor to move such a large auger with 12-15K pounds of salt on top of it.
     
  20. johnnyjeep

    johnnyjeep Member
    Messages: 45

    Thank you!