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Need ideas on fabrication

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Rcode72ho, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Rcode72ho

    Rcode72ho Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I hope this is the correct forum for this question -

    I have a Pro-Flow 2 Western Spreader with a frame mount. Once the frame is mounted, the empty spreader weighs about 235 lbs, if I remember correctly. I am usually by myself when it's time to put on or take off the spreader. Has anyone here already made a dolly or rolling assembly of some sort to maneuver their spreader without having to manhandle it? I don't have a tractor or loader, so it would need to be something that I could manually push up to the truck. Currently I'm putting a floor jack under it and balancing it with one hand while I pump with the other, so I don't have to lift it (my truck has a lift kit, making it too hard to reach).

    Any ideas? I tried making children (helpers), but they're all girls.

    Thanks, Greg
  2. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,600

    I crafted a simply hoist in the garage with a come-along. Two straps to wrap around the salter and it's easy. I do back into my garage to do this. If you outside you could look into an engine hoist which has wheels and will lift the salter with ease.
  3. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

  4. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    I used an atv jack to load the snow ex. I just fabed up a cradle from 2x4's to raise the unit up about a foot and keep it from tipping of the jack.