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Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Brad3403, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 391

    Is there any benefit to having a v-box spreader sitting on a couple of blocks rather than directly on the floor of the truck??
  2. vinnys

    vinnys Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    YES!!! Easy to clean. Salt and sand build up under there. Seen a dump bed rot in two stright lines right under the spreader. A few 2x4's or C channel will work. I run mine front to back so sand will wash right out.
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    Now do all chain driven v box spreaders lose material under the chain on the truck bed? I would think a little space under would be very helpful. Plus you can line x the truck bed and not have to worry about rotting out the bed to help when you cant get all of the salt out under there.
  4. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    As posted, makes it easier to clean. Also helps when its very cold on the first start of the drag chain. I have seen chains get frozen to the material between the spreader and truck bed. Frees up easy, but if you can get to it and wash it out it's a plus in my book.
  5. Cutter1

    Cutter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 243

    pretty much all v boxes do that with material under them. I pull them every now and then and clean under them.
  6. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I used to put mine on deck boards, but saw no point in it. I need all the view I can get from my back window. I don't lose any material under my salter. Only thing it does it scratch the shitt out of the bed. But if I was worried about that, I would have put a liner in it.
  7. stargazer

    stargazer Member
    Messages: 94

    I plow rough up and down gravel roads with ditches. When you get stuck, pretty hard to get sand out of a V box, tarped down and the grates on top.

    Real EASY and quick to get sand for your own wheels by sliding a shovel under the sander between the blocking. I also do this to spot sand where I don't want to shoot sand with the spreader.

    As mentioned, you can clean out under there when you know it's going down to 25 degrees below zero.

    Edit: Oh yeah, I have flat beds on cab/chassis, so the shoveling is easy. I don't own pickups.