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what spreader do you guys recommend???

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by MRUSSELL, Oct 15, 2008.


    MRUSSELL Member
    Messages: 67

    i have a 2007 3500 chevy dump truck that i will be plowing with. i need to get a salt spreader but i really need a tail gate spreader. my problem is the distance from the hitch mount to the top of the bed that distance is a long way away, does anybody have any ideas on what i can do so its not a pita to load tha spreader? and yes it has to be a tailgate type spreader
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Maybe have a welding shop fab a dropped reciever mount?
  3. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    you know, i have the prefert solution.

    we made a mount for a freind, basicly, jus make it a swing mount.... we welded round pipe on the inside of the dump to each side. he takes the tailgate off, and the spreader attaches to the pipes, and can swing when the bar in one side is removed

    it worked really sweet , he didnt have drop sides, so he could open it up , and load skids with the loader, i think he put a peace of metal accross the back , so it took the place of his tail gate... he could still dump too

    it was WAY easy and cheap after we figured out what to do
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2008

    MRUSSELL Member
    Messages: 67

    do you have a pic of the set up that you made? sounds like what i am looking for with out an easy way to load the hopper a receiver mounted spreader will be a real pita
  5. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Innovation....creativity, sounds nice; i too would like to see it if possible.