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Undertailgate spreader on a wood deck rackbody

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Flipper, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Anyone ever run an Undertailgate on a wood deck dumping rackbody 1 ton truck? I can get ahold of a spreader for pretty cheap and I know I could mount it to the bed. Just wondering if I would have any other issues? We stockpile our own material so it would not have to sit loaded all the time I would think a little material might stick to the deck but hauling much more material and not having to worry about a big V-box would be nice. I thought I would make some low (12"-16") sides for it and I should be able to haul 2+ yards easy

    Anything I am not thinking of?
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Why don't you make a steel pan to lay on the bed, with the sides attached?
     
  3. keitha

    keitha Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    Not really any different than a dump. Maybe plywood or poly sheet the deck to improve flow.
    Will probably need a tailgate to keep sander from running over.
    What are you using to power the sander?
    Good luck
     
  4. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    The truck has central hydros. Its an OBS Ford with the 7.3

    I have an idea already for a "tailgate" mounting plate that would help support the spreader and prevent spill over.
     
  5. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    The poly sheet is a good idea, would help the sticking issue, protect the wood deck & be maintenance free. I would install a vibrator to get the material to flow better though.
     
  6. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Anyone have a source for a piece of poly 8x8?
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    If you could tolerate a seam, you can get the commercial bathroom sheeting stuff at Home Depot. I think it's actually a fiberglass product. Tougher than nails.
     
  8. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,594

    Modern Plastics in Bridgeport may have what you need, or try a lumber yard for sheets of 1/2" Azek.
     
  9. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Try the large truck places they use a plastic for lining dump bodies to keep asphalt from sticking. You can get a bunch of different thinknesses, colors & different widths, ussally sold by the foot (like carpet @ lowes).
     
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Neat, never seen or heard of that around here. Must be some tough plastic, fresh hot top is almost 500 degrees.
     
  11. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370