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How much amp draw on a electric v box

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Brian Young, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I am looking to buy a Salt Dogg 1.8yrd electric v box and was wondering if any one knew the amp draw. I thought some one told me 50-60 amps. Thats a lot at a continuous use.
  2. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    No one have any idea?
  3. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    I think my snowex is around 65-70 amps
  4. ForestEdgeSnow

    ForestEdgeSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Brian I do not know the amp draw but I that is why I run a henderson. A henderson is completly self contained. I know it is a gas engine and Think you are trying to get away from that. I am corious why you do not like that unit. I think it could be a good solution to the amp draw.

    Thank You
    Justin Haynes
  5. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,963

    From what I remember reading last winter I would say that 60+ amps sounds about right. 60+ amps seems like alot of draw? I have owned 3 V Boxes gas powered in the past 20+ years. I bought 1 of those for 2,450, owned it and used it for 12 years, sold it last fall for 1,750. The other I paid 2,650 for it , owned it for 10 years, sold it for 2,450. Never put 100.00 in repair in the pair. After having such luck with those Western V Boxes I find it hard to figure out why some one would buy anything but a gas powered V box? Save the AMP draw for the plow and Lights?