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Protecting flatbed from salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by IA snoman, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    Hey guys looking for any and all suggestions here. I purchased a flatbed this last winter with intentions of putting my Western Tornado salter on it. I am looking for suggestions as to prevent damage to the flatbed itself from corosion. Are you guys coating your flatbeds or are you putting something under the spreader? I thought about putting a sheet of some kind of stainless steel or regular steel but not sure. My flatbed is steel not aluminum and its painted. Thx
  2. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    I wouldn't put a sheet of anything under it, one way or another the salt is going to work it's way under it and you probably won't be able to clean it out until spring. We run several vboxes on flatbeds and like to get them slightly elevated on 2x2s, etc. for easy spray out between use.