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Sanders

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ray, May 29, 2000.

  1. Ray

    Ray PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    I have been looking into the purchase of a sander. I can't really decide on which way to go. I currently have a tool box in the bed of my truck cutting down the availible space to 6'. I like having my tool box but fear that a tailgate sander will be more work than it's worth. Does anyone make a 6' V box? That would basically give me a good capacity with out all the work of refilling as often? My truck is a 99 F350.
     
  2. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Yes,<br>Downeasterner makes a smaller unit, along with ice o way.<br>Dino
     
  3. n y snow pros

    n y snow pros Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Ray,if you want more info on the ice a way sander contact Trailer King and speak to Steve and he will give any info you need. His tel is 914-454-7500<p>----------<br>J PARKER<br>914-485-4200
     
  4. Ray

    Ray PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    Thanks for the info. I think if I get one it will be the ice-o-way. Although a little modification would be in order, like a 8&quot; extension to hold more material.<br>Thanks,<br>Ray
     
  5. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    Ray- You should get in contact with dino, he's in Bozrah ct. He uses Smith/Harder sanders. I believe they make a 6ft spreader, check out their site,&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.smithspreaders.com&quot;&gt;click here&lt;/a&gt;. Our town uses the electric version, you should look into them. Also, look in &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.bargainnews.com&quot;&gt;bargainnews&lt;/a&gt; because they have a lot of used spreaders. I believe the closest harder dealer to you would be American truck equipment in New London. Dino is at the SIMA conference which goes tills saturday (i think). <p>Bryan<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.snowplow.web.com&quot;&gt;The Snowplow Homepage&lt;/a&gt;<p><p><font size="1">Edited by: snow
     
  6. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Both western and fisher will have 6.5' models for use in ext cab short bed trucks out this season. They were made because of all the interest in such a model.<br>See you do learn something from these shows.<br>Dino<p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org
     
  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    go with a v-box,a tailgate spreader is almost as much(2 stage),and it is not as powerful or esy to load.<p>----------<br>John D<br>
     
  8. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Hey Ray<br>Smith Equip in Franklin Ct has a small v box in his pen. Call and ask for Jim, I bet you can get a sweet deal on it.<br>Dino<p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org
     
  9. Ray

    Ray PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    Thanks Dino. If I get the chance I'll head up there.<br>Ray