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Help! How do i get a spreader AND snowblower on a 1-ton PU?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by harley05ultra, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. harley05ultra

    harley05ultra Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Hi guys, I just got a 1-ton pickup and here's my problem. I need a salt/sand spreader on it PLUS a snowblower. I've searched this site and racked my brain. I'm hoping someone has tried (and succeeded) with this. I need to spread sand/salt and I have to have a snowblower with me also. Trying to streamline a bit due to the economy. I'm thinking maybe a swing out tailgate spreader and a wood divider to hold maybe a yard of sand/salt. I realllly hope someone has done this. Snow season is nearly here!!! TIA
  2. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I do exactly that on my 2 trucks. I slide the 8ft Vboxes all the way to one side and bolt them in. It might look odd and not be conventional but I never had a problem and I had some huge loads on. It gives me enough room to slide a decent sized single stage blower next to the sander and also carry sidewalk salt bags on the empty side also.
  3. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    Replace the bed with a flatbed. If your bed is in good shape, you should be able to get between 700 and a grand for it. A steel flatbed should run you less than 2k.

    I do the tailgate spreader on one of my shortbed trucks also, but it's a pita putting it on and off all night. I'm working on making a drop-swing bracket that will pivot the spreader down (lay it down basically) versus swing it to the side. That truck doesn't spread much salt though, maybe a 1/2 ton per event.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2010