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Sideboards for Hiniker Salt Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Grampa Plow, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    Just bought a SS Hiniker spreader and am planning on putting an extra light on the back so when I'm spreading I can see better. No problem there. But I have seen multiple people putting rear and side boards on their spreaders to be able to take a little bit of an extra load and to prevent spillage when carrying a full load.. Anyone have any advice or suggestions? How do they work? Cost to make them? 2008 2500 HD. I tried a search but didn't come up with anything.
     
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    OK James!!!
     
  3. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    I know you were going to say that!! I'm not talking about 8 foot sideboards and 30,000 lbs on the truck.
     
  4. bossplowguy

    bossplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    Whats wrong with James' spreaders? So they have a lil more capacity, smart thinking if you ask me. Anyways there are a set of spreader extentions on ebay, I think they are for a air-flo spreader but all they look like is 4" channel iron. I also saw a guy use 2x12's.
     
  5. bossplowguy

    bossplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 214

  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    boss

    you build those extensions for james dont you?

    i like the size of them as to not spill in the truck when your loading but you can get way to heavy fast also
     
  7. bossplowguy

    bossplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    No I don't, he approached me about them and I said no, they seem like a pita to build. I could do it.....just don't feel like it. I agree about the weight issue, especially with Pauly running around in his new blue truck that needs to be paid for.:gunsfiring:
     
  8. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    I ppreciate the site info...I was thinking about trying to have them made myself and then have some rebar or something bent into a 1/2 moon to keep the snow off of the tarp! I watched one of his trucks pull out of a drive and rock back and forth so much I thought it was going to tip!! He must be using airbags!
     
  9. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    Anyone have any idea how much the Hiniker sides are compared to what they can be made for?
     
  10. bossplowguy

    bossplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    Yes....all his trucks have air bags
     
  11. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    we had stainless steel pieces welded to the sides on 3 of our salters and then built a plywood cube to fit inside. had one in the back of a 03? 2500HD, not necessarily a good idea, leads you to believe you can put a lot more weight in than you should, the tailgate doesnt go on the truck anymore because the bed is bent.....another we have in the back of a 3500 Smalldumper, works fine, and the other on a F350 flatbed, works fine.