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offset spreader mount idea

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Smitty58, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. Smitty58

    Smitty58 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    A friend and I were brainstorming of a way to mount a salt spreader and carry a snowblower on the back of my truck. We came up with an idea, have the salt spreader mounted to one side and have a small platform for the blower to ride on. My plan is to have a extention built with 1 receiver tube to the left of center and another to the right.
    Then make a small hitch hauler for the blower and mount the spreader. Sounds like it will work ,but I'm wondering if anyone has tried something like this.

    I <--hitch on truck
    -----------------I------------------------I-----------------------I--------------------- square tubing
    I ________I_________
    salt spreader here I I
    I I
    I I small platform
    I_________________I for blower
  2. Smitty58

    Smitty58 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Well that little diagram didn't turn out like I wanted once I posted it. The blower platform is on the right side and the spreader on the left. Both will slide into a receiver tube.
  3. slongfellowii

    slongfellowii Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    I can see that idea working as long as you support it so that it doesn't rock back and forth. Either solid or a rachet strap. Also try to travel with the spreader empty to keep the stress off the reciever tube welds. Remember spreader plus blower plus salt is like 600-700 pounds of "tongue weight". I welded a frame that bolts into the rear pockets and pins through the bed so that my spreader is offset from my backblade cylinder.