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Salt spreader question

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mpriester, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    Hi everyone, i'm going to be spreading 2700lb of salt everytime i make a run and i will get tired of loading my Western 1000 so what i'm asking is what spreader do you recommend for a 2500hd 6.5' bed in either a v box or tailgate mount. I am using bulk salt. Thank You
     
  2. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,084

    Salt dogg 1.5 yd vbox
     
  3. Philc

    Philc Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I just bought a 3/4 yard salt dogg today $2399.50 plus 160.00 shipped to my door, the 1.5 yrd salt dogg is $400 more plus a little extra shipping. shoot me an email or call four zero two 310 2513 or Philcws699@gmail.com i'll give you the details.
     
  4. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    I have a nice 7ft long stainless steel vbox that will work perfectly in that truck. Hey Philc, where you located and where are rhose prices at?
     
  5. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    What to use

    You could use a SnowEX 7550 on that truck. We did it and worked fine. You could also use a tailgate spreader model 1875. That spreader has an auger so it will spread bulk material as well. We run several of them.

    Good luck on your choice.
     
  6. mpgall26

    mpgall26 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    I used a 3/4 salt dogg just to have some the ability to have salt on my truck in a pinch and wish I had gotten the snow ex for that truck instead, more $$ around here though.
     
  7. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    i will probably go with the sno ex. a little more money but i feel they are worth it. Thanks Guys
     
  8. bubbles10

    bubbles10 Member
    Messages: 71

    i know people around here who have nothing but problems with snoex
     
  9. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    dogg 2000payup
     
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    whithout getting into the legalities, that's going to be a heavy load on that truck when loaded.

    ............
     
  11. siteworkplus

    siteworkplus Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 514

    second season with the salt dogg poly elec. cant say enough good things. I use a 50/50 mix. straight salt would flow easier i believe. spread heavier to one side. homemade spinner mod cured that issue. lots of threads on this subjet. good luck
     
  12. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    Buyers V Box Spreader SCH072SS, 1.3 cu. yd. 72" Stainless Steel Hopper Spreader, Std. Chute
     
  13. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    I made my mind up. Iam going to go with a 1.5 yarder as this storm alone i spread 7 ton using my western 1000 in 2 days and i feel it and they are forecasting another 2 to 4 in the next 24 hours. i probably won't get it until this coming summer as several local sales places run sales on left overs and if i can save a couple bucks i will and besides i want to add a couple leaf springs in ths back which will help with the extra weight of the spreader and a ton of salt. Thanks Guys for the help.
     
  14. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    I didnt read the above messages, but did anyone mention that you risk destroying your 3/4 ton hauling around a loaded 1.5 yd salter? Leaf springs are only the start. You need to worry about your frame brakes axles and transmission too. I don't see a 3/4 carrying around 3300lb of material plus a 650lb spreader and lasting too long...
     
  15. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    No one mentioned that but maybe i'm better off using a 3/4 yarder i'm not out to break my truck. With the weight of the spreader and salt it should put me around a ton and i see no reason it can't handle that. Thank You Sir
     
  16. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    Lots of guys do it. I have a shpe 2000 in my short bed duramax 2500. Wideout out front. I have air bags on rear.
     
  17. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    Lots of guys do it. I have a shpe 2000 in my short bed duramax 2500. Wideout out front. I have air bags on rear.
     
  18. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    And from what I've read, more than a few of you guys running 2500 duras have cracked frames without running any plow equipment at all..... And just because people do it, doesn't mean its the right thing to do. If you want to haul one ton, buy a one ton, not a 3/4 ton.
     
  19. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    if this truck can't handle 1 ton in the bed its not worth the metal its made with. i will probably go with a 3/4 yarder which would put it right around 2000lb loaded and i'm only carrying a 700lb plow which the truck don't really notice. my route is very close to my house so loading it is not an issue. i have hauled a ton in half ton trucks with no issues at all you just had to be careful. from what i have read the main differences between a 3/4 and 1 ton is the tire and wheel size which i took care of and a leaf on each side in the rear and its got the 4800lb front axle, drive train and frame is the same between the 2 but if i am wrong please enlighten me. Thank You
     
  20. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    Frames are not just cracking in guys. Some of the older chevys had frame gusset issues, but thats not from weight in the bed. And a one ton doesn't solve the issue. Same frame and axles on a one.