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Front Spread Side Dump Salter

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JD Dave, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Nice truck Dave. What kind of spread pattern vs your vbox? Does any salt get to passenger side pavement?
  3. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,778

    First sander I ever drove was set up with the spinner there, much better for driving around in ice storms on the hilly lots we have, Ours was a front dump and the drag chain went across the box. The benefit was you just pull the hinge pin and put it in the back for the summer as a rear dump. Does it feel side heavy ever?
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    It gets a bit over to the passenger side but we actually put rubber belting to limit the sandblasting of the underneath of the truck. I like running a front spread better then rear spread because you can see exactly where the salt is going and you don't have to back into corners because you can just throw the salt into them. You can salt sidewalks along building extremely well which I really like. The down side it the spread pattern isn't quite as good as a rear spread and your truck runs through a lot of salt. We use to have a Frink 2 way box like your talking about Markus. You really don't notice any side weight difference.
  5. A Man

    A Man Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Beautiful Truck, I still can't believe that box is stainless steel. Every year the pail of salt gets heavier and the side spread becomes more appealing.