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Tips for removing a sander off truck?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Fiske Plowing, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Fiske Plowing

    Fiske Plowing Member
    Messages: 35

    Just baught a pro caster sander and ar looking for ideas on how remove it when its not needed fast and quick and be able to reinstall it fast when needed? Any ideas would be appreciated
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,511

    Frame and hoist
  3. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Chain the back to something and hit the gas.

    Fastest way to remove.

    To reinstall however....Thats a little more difficult
  4. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    hi-lo on and off. chain binders to tie it down.
  5. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

  6. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    hoist, or just leave it on and live with it
  7. ben@g2g

    ben@g2g Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I'm planning on welding some skids on ours, so we can pull it on and off from the rear with forks. Works great for our hydroseeder. Now we just kinda push it onto the forks sideways to get it off. We leave it on all season for that reason.

    If you don't have a machine your best bet would be an aframe, or engine crane. Or 6 big guys.
  8. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    if your using a hi lo make sure you dont push the salter at all because it will ruin your brake
  9. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    Disconnect the tie downs, Back up real fast and slam on the brakes. Should slide right out.:D Repeat until disire result obtained.:laughing:
  10. cda817

    cda817 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Had a stainless unit before we bought our polycaster. Tied unit to a tree and slid it out when it was about 2-3 feet out put a strong!!! saw horse under and kept pulling and put another saw horse after 3 more feet and a third when it was all the way out. Putting it back in took a couple guys but you were only lifting a part at a time to get it in. I don't recommend doing this very often but beginning of the season and end of the season it worked and didn't cost anything. Now that I look back it would have been easier to rent a skidsteer twice a year once in and once out.