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F-250 with sander

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Brownboots, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Brownboots

    Brownboots Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I've been plowing with my 2004 F-250 but subing out the salt and sanding. I want to get my own sander now but not sure it the truck can handle it or I need to upgrade to a F-350?
  2. Fisher II

    Fisher II Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    I have a f250 with the Tailgate pro flow II sander. I haul about 3/4 yard at a time in a dump insert. If I didnt have the insert in the truck im sure I could go 1 full yrd no prob. Anyways im doing mostly small lots, but I have a few 2 acre properties. On the big ones I have to reload the hopper 2-3 times. The upside is I can take the sander off anytime, and its electric so no engine to start on cold morning. Ive also had a f350 srw in the past that had the v-box in the back. It could handle 1yrd no problem.
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    Your truck can handle it fine. I put 2 tons of salt in my truckcraft dump insert salt spreader almost every time I load the chevy 2500hd. I am over weight but the truck will handle it.
  4. Brownboots

    Brownboots Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    F-250 sander

    Thanks guys for your response. I was hoping that the truck could handle it.