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Snowex VBOX

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by PremierLand, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Are the problems the older units have had fixed on the newer ones? Im looking to get a new snowex vbox and want to make sure the problems the older units had are fixed.

    Also, between the 6000, 8000, and 8500 which do you recommend for a f350 dump body with drop down sides?
     
  2. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Mark get a salt dogg trust me. The place I work for in the winter sells both. The Snowex are a joke. Pain to install, crappy plugs that come apart, etc. The salt dogg can be put in with two guys, you need to get a hoist for a snowex. Plus its got mild steel which will rust, unlike the stainless in the salt dogg.
     
  3. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i have a snowex 8000 two of us put it in my f350 dump.never had a plug come apart.
     
  4. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    its between the salt dog and snowex. if I would have gotten a vobx to begin with I would have already saved about $1200 by getting bulk salt, so figure its only december, I could have had one paid for by January/mid February if I was running bulk.

    BTW: I would like something that would hold atleast 1.5tons and still have room in the bed for a snowblower or two (please note this is a dump bed with drop down sides so it is a little wider than your average pickup).
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2007
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Hard to beat the saltdogg 2 yard.
     
  6. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i get between 1.5-2 ton when i get loaded, so 1.5 will fit no problem. dont know about putting a snow blower in i think i only have about 12-15 inches on either side of the spreader.
     
  7. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    Have had an 8000 for three years no problems. Just bought an 8500. Like that one even more. Installation is tricky for us but we have a bobcat and a loader so no big deal....
     
  8. cincy snowdog

    cincy snowdog Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    we have v boxes,dump inserts,tailgate spreaders, undertailgate spreaders and a salt dogg, i will stand by the salty dogg, it was a great investment for what you get, ,so far its been great.and it will sling salt like the best of them.i am buying another before the end of the year. if you can load it ,it will throw it .i spent alot of money on a dump insert(almost price of three salt doggs) this year and the dogg will out salt it anytime but just cant hold as much. just guessing but i would say that we put about 50 tons through it and no major issues at all.(knocked on desk) good job to buyers.
     
  9. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    just bought a v-maxx 8500... best thing I ever bought... Love it!!! not a problem yet
     
  10. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    Hi Mark
    Well you know I ran a Snowex 8000 for 3 years. I now have the downeaster dump insert with a downeaster tailgate spreader. I would take the downeaster any day of the week. You don't have to have a way to load and unload the V box and the Downeaster will throw wet salt. It also throw's more salt than the Snowex. I would have a Karrier Controler and harness for any downeaster spreader.

    Good Luck Mike
     
  11. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Thanks Mike, however This is going in my dumptruck so I wanted a Vbox.
     
  12. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    Hi Mark
    Downeaster makes spreaders for a regular dump truck also. Vboxs have a high center of gravity and you have to have a way to unload and store them. As you know a under tailgate
    spreader is the cats A$$. You can carry more salt in a regular dump box and you will also get a better vier out of the rear window so when you are backing up you don't hit a light pole!:angry: Just messing with you.

    Regards Mike
     
  13. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Haha, how much do they cost? I didnt really want to spend more than $3,000
     
  14. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Mark I have a 2 yard salt dog in my F-250 I still got 24" of room in the front of the bed. So with your dump (which really is a 9') you could put that in and a 32" snow blower. Plus beable to put bags of icemelt between the hopper and the dogg. (my buddy does this with his 1.5 yard and short bed pickup)
     
  15. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Im about 75% positive I want to get the downeaster electric undertailgate. That way I can use it on both trucks If I wire both trucks and use a quick connector/pigtail for the controller, and/or use of the 3 controllers I do have.