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Back up bumper to protect spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by EdNewman, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    I back bladed a double loading dock, spun around and backed down to push up. I hit the brakes and the truck slid a few more feet and tapped the bottom of the dock. I bent the upper shaft on my snow-ex V7550. Still works but I was suprised it bent when the bump bar that is supposed to protect it did not bend. The whole spinner pivoted up a bit and that somehow resulted in the bent shaft. Anyway, I was thinking about either welding up a "T" of 2"x2" box to put in the receiver to stick just past the spreader as a stronger bumper. Anyone do anything like this?
  2. shoeman68

    shoeman68 Member
    Messages: 67

    Don't have any ideas. But I would like to see pics. of how others have protected their sanders. This is a problem, I am surprised sander manufacturer's haven't addressed it.

    Any independent companies that fabricate this need? Good luck.
  3. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,072

    I've got a TGS but the same problem is found with them aswell, but with them the motor is exposed. First off I felt the motor was hanging way to low and wanted it at least as high as the receiver hitch. So I raised the hole spreader 5inches with 3" channel iron for those unexpected trips in a ditch. Then I took some 2' dia 1/4" DOM tube, 3/8" X 3" flat stock, 3"X3" angle and welded up a bolt on bumper. By raising the motor the bumper is running parrel with the receiver.
    Being a TGS the Bumper acts like a stand when it off the truck.

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  4. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Not yet on my 06 Chevy but I'm going to get some iron pipe to place inside my receiver ends,4 90* fittings,bring the pipe on the backside of the spinner.Worries me all the time,got to get it done.