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Meyers MiniSpreader w/fabbed swing away mount

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Emstaxi, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Emstaxi

    Emstaxi Member
    Messages: 88

    I need to have my swing out so that I could load the snowblower and salt through the back. before I had no access to the tailgate because the spreader was welded to a piece of square tubing that was fixed and slid into the hitch receiver.

    I used (2) 5 ft pieces of 1/4 in square tubing and the mount. I tried to do the welding myself but it did not work. .Paid 50 bucks for the welding and here is the result....





  2. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    Nice idea. Been able to try it out yet and see how it works with a full spreader?
  3. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Looks good
    let us know how it works
  4. Doom & Gloom

    Doom & Gloom Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Looks good, but I would be careful if you open it full of salt.
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    Was Manny Mo and Jack out of black paint? :D
  6. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    Great idea!! Let us know how it holds up with a full spreader.
  7. stumper1620

    stumper1620 Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    I wouldn't worry too much about the welds....But, I would have serious concerns about that threaded rod that suppots the whole thing when swung out....
    I would get rid of that and go to a farm supply and get a heavy hitch pin. or something similar.
    If not that, I would at least have a couple pieces of steel welded on to go up from the back side and over the top with a hole drilled for the pin or bolt to pass thru for added support of the load.
  8. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    hate to burst anyones bubble but that isnt going to work full

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228


    Do not swing out when it is full.

    How much in time and materials did it run you?
  10. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    I hope u don't mid constructive criticism. I the only way that'll work is if it never has any salt in it. It looks really wobbly. Your biggest problem is U have very little to offer support from higher up on the vehicle. I know its a sub. and your really in a tough predicament but see what u can figure out.