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Mounting Vee Box Spreader?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by cturrisi, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. cturrisi

    cturrisi Member
    Messages: 30

    Just bought a new salt dogg stainless vee box spreader and the directions say to bolt the spreader to the frame of the truck. Is this what everyone does? I was thinking of making a stainless steel frame that would mount to the spreader and then mount to my gooseneck ball mount in the bed? What does everyone else do?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    I just use 4 straps.
     
  3. vinnys

    vinnys Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Galvanized chain, turn buckles and shackles, One set in each corner.
     
  4. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Bingo! Thumbs Up
     
  5. vinnys

    vinnys Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Hey guys, Where on Long Island are you? I'm in Shirley. Push for Brookhaven Town. Sorry, don't want to hijack thread.
     
  6. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    There's a LI thread under weather discussions.
     
  7. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579


    Chain & turnbuckles better than straps

    Sorry for the hi-jack:
    Get paid from Dec yet?
     
  8. vinnys

    vinnys Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Nope!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    We dont have any Vbox's But with our liquid rigs we put a 3 Foot (across) piece of i thing decking or post wood in between the cab and the liquid rig.... then strap everything Front to back , Back to fron with 2" Ratchets each rated for more than 10,000 pounds!
     
  10. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    A lot of guys use wood on the bottom. Torwel will do it for you when you buy a spreader from them. So will some other dealerships.
     
  11. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    I have been using 4 straps for years. Never had a problem. That is what my Downeaster came with installed from the dealer.
     
  12. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    I have been using 4 straps for years. Never had a problem. That is what my Downeaster came with installed from the dealer. Just look them over during your pre-storm check and you'll be fine.
     
  13. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Bolted right through the bed of my 2500HD. I never had luck with the straps. I never had a problem with bolting it down and a few holes in the bed doesnt bother me.