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spreader questions

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by plowinzr2, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. plowinzr2

    plowinzr2 Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    has anyone used the small snoway vbox spreaders? ive got an s10 and id like to get a v-box but im not sure of the weight thing and i wanna be able to use a sand salt mix without it clogging all up. ive heard tailgate spreaders use alot of material quick and u have to use the bagged stuff. any input would be greatly appreciated
  2. UglyTruck

    UglyTruck Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    I dont wanna be the guy to pee in your Cheereos here......BUT....

    A V-box in an S-10???

    Is that even possible??

    Mabey I am way off base here but I have an S-10 and 600 pounds of sandbags in the back darn near sticks the axle to the frame. (but it never gets stuck)

    The lightest sno-way v-box weighs in at 430 pounds (5' electric, stainless steel)

    and by the time that you fill it with salt/sand you are gonna have that thing screamin for mercy:help:

    Like I said, I may be wrong and if I am someone please correct me... but I would think that the reciever spreader would be the way to go on a 1/3 ton truck.
  3. vwovw

    vwovw Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    plus snoway didn't make them. they sub it out and I heard they have issues
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    Hitch mount spreader, stay small 4/6 cubic feet.
  5. UglyTruck

    UglyTruck Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    I don't know about where they are made but one of the local equiptment dealers told me that they have worked on a few of them...his comment was "I dont understand how they made such a simple machine so damn complicated...

    he is a sno-way dealer ...new this year..(long time Western / Boss dealer) when I stopped in looking for a hose I asked what kind of inventory they had for sno-way stuff....the lady looked at me and said "the banner on the front of the building":dizzy:

    Hopefully they ramp up for next year.