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Spreader for dump body

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by DirtyJerzey, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Im looking into getting a spreader on my dump very soon. it is a 3yard dump body, I spent the weekend moving salt and I was hauling 5ton loads at a time, the dump still had room to spare. Im between an undertailgate or a big vbox... throw me some insights, thanks
     
  2. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Try snow ex.they make one for the dump box.
     
  3. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    a am a fan of the under/replacemtn tailgate. you can carry more lower and they wiegh less.
     
  4. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    i was thinking more towards the undertailgate model as I know they have to be cheaper then a whole vbox and I can utilize the whole bed space... But some have told me it sucks have to have the bed up when salting
     
  5. LHK2

    LHK2 Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    Watch your weight hauling 5 yards.
     
  6. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

  7. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    um...don't salt with the bed up! that how you rip power lines bridges...and ruin trucks.

    just tip up to load box and lower....
     
  8. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    ended up going with a SS swenson. I got a 2 yard with extenders to make it a 3yard. Has wireless remote controlls. I think this will be better suit for my needs. If the dump breaks or there is a problem I can put it into my pickup and use it there at the 2 yard stage and when its in the dump i can use its as a 3yarder. Also if I need to move salt around all i need to do is pull out the vbox, hang it up til I get back with the salt delivery and but the box back in when im ready to salt