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not really new but with a new/used truck.. hydro or electric?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by mtnzone, May 18, 2008.

  1. mtnzone

    mtnzone Member
    Messages: 82

    just picked up older ford 450 duelly dump.. totally refurbished and pretty sweet if I must say so.

    My other trucks are 1/2 ton gmc 1500 with fisher 7.5 MM and the other is 2500 with 8' fisher MM.

    Both are electric

    this 450 is totally hydraulic with older 8 foot fisher incredible shape. I want to add a sander to this rig. Hydraulics that run to the back. My question is this..

    I have a great deal on electric Sander, but since this has the capabilities for hydro would I be better served with hydro sander??

    What are the pro and cons??

    Thanks for your help

  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    well depend's on what type of system it has for pump and valving will have to find out weather the valve can be tapped into or a section can be added in to power the spreader , i think the valve has to have a power beyond function .take it to a truck equipment shop in your area to have them identify the valve ,and see what it will cost to run the hydraulic's and spreader controls .in the long run full hydraulics will last longer ,and require less maintenance .
  3. mtnzone

    mtnzone Member
    Messages: 82

    Thanks Bill,
    THe systems already is all in place for the hydro sander

  4. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,320

    I would go hydraulic if you have everything in place for it...and it will last longer with less problems.
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,034

    If everythings there, it's a no brainer.
  6. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    yea go for it man ,you will thank your self in the end .ussmileyflag
  7. mtnzone

    mtnzone Member
    Messages: 82

    ok with that being said..... i hear they are cheaper... so what am i looking at as far as price for a used hydro sander...? decent shape of course..
  8. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    i have not seen one that small before this should make for an interseting bulid up. good luck with it