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Salter lid/cover

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by kemmer, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    We just got a 9' v box salter installed. I'm looking for some pictures of what you guys have done for covers. My goal is to have a double door lid that when open, it will prevent spillage in the truck body. Also due to its length, a sheet of plywood is a foot short.

    I look forward to your pictures. Thanks
  2. campkd6

    campkd6 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Go to your local canvas shop and have a cover made out of the material used for semi tarps. Keeps the salt dry and will have grommets for bungee straps to hold it on.
  3. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    FYI, plywood does come in 4x10 and 5x10 sheets. your local lumber company can get it not local home improvment store. I had plywood lids at one time they were not worth the time to open and close them not to include the weight of them swing and having to climb on top of the truck to do it. A good operator and tarp will do the samething .

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Dumpster covers they are cheap tough hinge them on the outside edge this way when you open them up to load they will hang over your truck protecting it when driving just hold down with cheap bungee straps or small ratchet straps
  5. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 379

  6. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,107

    I love the door setup on my western tornado. Bungees and tarps are a PITA. If you have to use a tarp spend some time on designing a quick roll up latch down system.