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Modifying a Meyer V box

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by ShorePower, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. ShorePower

    ShorePower Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Found a Meyer low profile spreader pretty cheap off Craigslist. Unit has a lot of rust but everything works well. I was a little concerned about the .8 yard capacity. So I had this extension fabbed up at my brother in law's ductwork shop. He also was able to make a new diverter insert to help feed the material withouth the added weight binding up the drag chain. Meyer spreader 2.jpg

    Meyer Spreader 1.jpg

    Meyer spreader 2.jpg

    Meyer Spreader 1.jpg
     
  2. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    That right there is one hell of a improvement, I may have to keep that in mind if I need to get more into mine instead of using wood. Great Job.
     
  3. Red02F250

    Red02F250 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    Almost same situation here. I found a great deal on a low profile 5' V box on Craigslist as well, but since its such a small capacity (.58 cubic yards I think) the previous owner put a god awful looking plywood box on top to increase the capacity.

    I already took the box off, it needs work anyway. I'm seriously thinking of fabbing a similar setup from steel. Thanks for the pics and the ideas!