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Pickup dump bed salt spreader?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by tjcezar, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. tjcezar

    tjcezar Member
    Messages: 63

    I saw a local guy around here had a pick up with a dump bed insert (like an e-z dumper) that had a spinner mounted at the back for bulk salting. Salt was just dump in the bed. Any one seen this? It seams like a real easy way to go without having to load and unload a v box.?
     
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Yeah I have a truckcraft aluminum dump insert with the sander unit on the back. A few other guys on here have the same as me and also the downeaster units. They work great. and you dont lose any visibility out the back of the truck and they hold up to 2 yards without boards.:redbounce
     
  3. tjcezar

    tjcezar Member
    Messages: 63

    Sounds good. I am gonna get a new truck and want to put this option on it. Any complaints? Or suggestions?
     
  4. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Jason go see Brian up at Levan's. He sells the Truckcraft ones. Another option is Downeaster, though there are a few issues with them. I also don't know if it would work on a pickup dump body but Swenson is also making a tailgate replacement. How was your season? Things looking good for spring?
     
  5. tjcezar

    tjcezar Member
    Messages: 63

    As you know plenty of snow. Tore up lots of equipment but al in all good. I definately won't be using bagged salt anymore (if I continue with snow biz). too much of a pain.
     
  6. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    I've been using bulk for the past two years and while it great, it does have a downside....... Finding a place to keep it that is close to your sites! I had very little breakdowns, but I am still only using one truck.
     
  7. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

  8. tjcezar

    tjcezar Member
    Messages: 63

    smahed salters, blown trannys, driveshafts falling out, one truck had a fire, broke a 3/4" steel blade like it was a pretzel stick, guys not showing up, 3 days w/ little to no sleep (multiple times), dealing with the general public. Whats not to love about snow plowing?