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snow-ex v box in half ton?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by the new boss 92, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    i know they make a v-box salter for the half ton trucks,(truck in my sig and my avator) but what do you guys recomend? i have to see one driving down the road. what are your oppinnions? im thinking about the sp 6000, the sp 7500 and the sp 7550. any help is really appreciated. pic to would be useful! thanks guys
     
  2. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,597

    Do you plan on moving up a truck size in the next couple of years. If so go with the larger 7550. Remeber you don't have to overfill or run at the salters capacity, just pick the amount the truck is happy with. Another trick is to replace the 1/2 ton leafs with some 3/4 ones. Hope this helps!!!
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Wait till you can afford a 3/4 ton and put the V plow on that too.
     
  4. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    i do plan on upgrading to a 3500 srw. i was also thing the 7550 cause i am going to add air bags aswell cause i do i decent amount of towing in the summer. im probley going to use the truck this season and the upcoming season then upgrade and i dont have enough account to fill it all the way about 2/3 of the way. does anyone know the dementions on the 7000 and 7550, lenght width hight?
     
  5. I'llPLOWYou

    I'llPLOWYou Member
    Messages: 62

    Here is the link to snowex's website that has all the info you will need for any of the spreaders you mentioned.
    http://trynexfactory.com/pdfs/snowex/2009/specifications.pdf
    You could also use an 1875 tailgate model. I have ran one on my F150 for a couple years now and it does fine. Just watch your carrying weight in the truck bed for DOT purposes. Any of the three are designed for a short bed truck so you should be fine. The 7550 and 7500 are the same capacity box(1.4 cu.yd.) but the 7550 has a few extra features to it.
     
  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Your back! :waving:
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Ever going to answer my questions in the other thread?
     
  8. I'llPLOWYou

    I'llPLOWYou Member
    Messages: 62

    I was never gone!
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Your truck is not up to carrying a V-box. The weight of the box alone, combined with the plow will cause you to exceed your GVWR/Payload. Air bags/AAL help carry weight better, but there is much more to GVWR than spring rates. Brakes, wheel bearings, gear ratios, transmissions, etc. You have a nice pickup there, don't destroy it. Tailgate unit is all you want on that truck.
     
  10. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    2 core i see were you are comming from thats why i asked cause i dont want to be spending 2 grand on a tailgate spreader, then the fallowing year 5 on a v box, thats why i'm considering a smaller v box that i could use for a season in my half ton then upgrade to 3500 srw in the near future. thanks illplowu for the suggestion. i also see that on the web site tat they have the 7550 in a f-150, i dont want to push the limits to the max but i might need to use the truck to its posential alittle bit till i save up some coin to get a 1 ton, but dont wanna hurt any one in the prosses!
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2009
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Then why won't you answer any questions?
     
  12. I'llPLOWYou

    I'llPLOWYou Member
    Messages: 62

    Your questions were already answered!
    By the way, can you send me some info on joining SIMA?
     
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Be happy to.

    www.sima.org
     
  14. I'llPLOWYou

    I'llPLOWYou Member
    Messages: 62

    thanks. i've been thinking about joining. do you have any of the old study material you would want to get rid of?
     
  15. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    What are you studying for?

    No studying needed to become a member.
     
  16. I'llPLOWYou

    I'llPLOWYou Member
    Messages: 62

    Well I wanted to go the CSP route. I know they have all the study material and dint know if you had some old stuff. Did you do the CSP?
     
  17. bigmac1276

    bigmac1276 Member
    Messages: 57

    I have an '02 Ram 1/2 ton with snowex vee pro 3000 and it is just right for the accounts that I have. I had to put a set of timbrens in the back to help. If I was you I would not go any bigger than a 6000. If you need to go bigger than you might want to think about getting a heavier duty truck. Just my opinion.
     
  18. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Where?

    When?
     
  19. I'llPLOWYou

    I'llPLOWYou Member
    Messages: 62

    Look at the thread. They are all there! Maybe the mods didn't like the answers and removed them.
     
  20. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Really, I can't find them you will have to point them out to me.