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best way to take off v box spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Guzzo856, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Guzzo856

    Guzzo856 Member
    Messages: 58

    do most of you do it with a chain or just put it on a forklift and push it of and on. I tried taking it off and on with a chain but its veery unballance. So we have to put it on the fork lift level it up then push it on. This takes 3 ppl. Is there a better way???
  2. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    we bolt ours to 4x6s then the forks go right under, also easier to clean underneath. otherwise use a chain and a second guy to do the guiding
  3. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,275

    2x4's or 4x4's and like longae said, you can fork them off or clear around the bottom easier. If not find the balance point and chain it off.
  4. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Like the others said. We have also straped a pallet to the top & picked it up that way.
  5. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    We use a chainfall, it is a little unbalanced but 50# bag of salt thrown towards the front levels it right out. Then use one strap on each side of the back to hold it strait as i back under it. I have been doing it this way for 12 or more years.
  6. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    i use an engine hoist. works great, i load/unload myself. lift it up, back truck under it. lower it into the truck.
  7. R.G.PEEL

    R.G.PEEL 2000 Club Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 2,196

    Excavator with a hydraulic thumb. I just grab and lift.
  8. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    I lift mine with my tractor and a chain. I have a chain hook on the inverted v. It is a 1 person job, 2 people are nice if available, but I can install it in about 2 minutes myself.

    Before I had the tractor, I did it with a beam and a chain hoist. What a pain.
  9. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,963

    Back it under the chain fall in the heated shop, lift it, drive out from under it, and set it down on the roller cart. Rinse and repeat.
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Under Tailgate Salt Spreader!

    Sorry, had to be that jerk.