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Do you guys use "flaps for spreaders???

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by gottaluvplows, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. gottaluvplows

    gottaluvplows Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    Hope u dont mind "ohioGreenWorks" Thx!

    compared to
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Looks good but the flaps could have been higher to cover the bumper. When they are hanging to low backing over snow can wreck them. Once you use your spreader once you can soon see where the flaps need to be.:drinkup:
  3. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    I use rubber roofing material and it is rivited to the bottom of the spreader so it covers the back of the box and the whole bumper as well as you hitch
  4. ohiogreenworks

    ohiogreenworks Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    Nice pic! lol I have since removed that system since virtually no salt got under the truck. Next year I will be putting a horse stall mat under the spreader and letting it curl down behind the spinner, I think that will be more productive than the flaps I had before.
  5. triadpm

    triadpm Member
    from 21771
    Messages: 48

    I have the same spreader and the only place I get salt is on the bumber in front of the tag. Its only a couple of handfulls so I just wipe it out each load.
  6. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    This what we use its rubber roofing stuff got it from home depot IMG_0251.jpg

  7. gottaluvplows

    gottaluvplows Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    So i guess you would have to put your plate on the spreader???:dizzy:

    i knew you would love it! lol:drinkup:

    ohhhh thats a good idea! but like i said above you would have to relocate your plate..
  8. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We use conveyor belting material from a quarry.
  9. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    Nope, never moved my plate for the last 6 or 7 years, no problems
  10. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Same here.I was going to use my conveyor belting over my bumper and let it hang down some but the SS deflector on the SD does the job just fine.
  11. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    I put a tarp in the bed and magnets to hold it to the sides and a thick piece plywood on top of the tarp.
    I let the tarp hang off the back, when I'm done each storm I take it out and go and wash everything to be safe. I have one of those Curtis 1/3 yard sander so there is a lot of sand that goes into the bed when loaded.