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V-Box or Dump Insert for Salting?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by lawnprolawns, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. lawnprolawns

    lawnprolawns Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Looking to get either a 2 yard V-box or a dump insert for salting this winter. What works the best and what do you guys prefer?

    Though the insert is much more $$, I'm leaning towards it because it's useful in summer too. But, if it's not going to spread salt well, I'll get a V.

    Let er rip! Opinions please!
     
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Are you meaning an end dump tailgate spreader? If so I'd go with a V Box, they are much more consistent at spreading and you don't have to drive around with your box in the air slamming on the brakes trying to get the wet salt to flow into your auger. JMO
     
  3. lawnprolawns

    lawnprolawns Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    That's kind of what I was thinking. It seems like salt would get stuck in the dump and not have a good, consistent flow into the spreader.
     
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    That's my problem with them.
     
  5. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    That's good to know, as I am exploring that same option.

    Bossman
     
  6. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    V-box. Consistant spreading and fewer issues.
     
  7. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    maybe you guys are running hydro vboxes? I have had way more problems with my vboxes, then my undertailgate, and my UT is about 20 years older then my vboxes.

    I like the insert because it holds the wieght lower, but its allot more pricey. if you go with a snow way vbox you can take the chute off and use it to haul mulch in.
     
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    I'm talking hydro V Boxes, I don't like gas motors either. I've never had an electric one but am thinking of buying one for backup to just throw in a truck if needed.
     
  9. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Hydro and gas here. Gassers are PITA sometimes, but still better IMO then undertailgate for faster work and consistant work.