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Just dropped a spreader

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JimMarshall, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 786


    I need to develop a better system for lifting those damn things.:realmad:
  2. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    If its in a dump truck, consider making a frame for the underside of it. 4 legs on the frame, the front ones swing up, and the back ones lift up and are held up with pins. The front of the frame has steel wheels on it like a roll off dumpster.

    Spreader is sitting on its legs at the height of the dump bed, and then you dump the bed half way, get those front wheels in the dump body, and then lower it almost all the way. This will lift the front legs off the ground. As you back up the swinging legs will swing up, and fold out of the way. Continue backing up until the spreader is against the headboard, then lower the body the remaining couple inches. This will lift the back legs off the ground slightly, and then you can pin them in the up position.

    Hope that description gives you a good enough visual of what I'm trying to describe as I don't have any pictures currently. Simple to build, shouldn't take more than a relaxed day of work with paint.
  3. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,808


    Seen a video online somewhere showing them backing into it also. I want one.

    The spreader shall come equipped with a storage stand system
    designed to be bolted or welded directly to the v-box.

    This skid type arrangement shall be constructed entirely of
    structural tubing.

    The main frame shall be constructed of 3" x 4" x 1/4" tubing.

    There shall be sufficient lateral bracing constructed of 1 1/2" x
    3" x 3/16" tubing to support the hopper.

    There shall be longitudinal supports constructed of 1 1/2" x 3" x
    3/16" tubing with holes spaced on 24" centers for mounting to

    The forward "leg" shall be constructed of 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3/16"
    tubing and shall be adjustable in height and designed to fold up as
    the vehicle backs underneath the stand.

    Cast Iron caster wheels with lubeable steel ball bearings shall be
    mounted at the front of the main frame to allow the unit to
    roll into the vehicle.

    Rear "legs" shall be of a self storing telescopic design.

    The lower "leg" shall be constructed of 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3/16"
    tubing, and shall telescope inside the upper "leg" that is
    constructed of 4" x 4" x 3/16" tubing for storage.

    The rear "legs" shall extend beyond the spinner assembly to help
    protect the spinner assembly from accidental damage.

    Lower rear legs shall be equipped with a swivel mounted foot
    to provide additional stability during loading and unloading operations

    All metal shall have the mill scale removed by means of shot

    The unit shall then go through a series of high-pressure chemical
    wash and rinse stages.

    A powder resin shall be applied to all metal surfaces. Immediately
    following the application of the powder the steel shall then be
    heated to a minimum of 375 degrees for no less than ten minutes.

    The finished product shall be black in color.

    Dura-Stand System

    Taa Daa this is what you get.. I priced it they want $13'000 for it.

  4. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    13,000 or 1,300?
  5. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,808

    $13,000 you heard right. My jaw dropped. Now maybe there was a good deal of markup as I called a Canadian distributor here which is known to be expensive. I still don't see that much into making it. Have to call up a fabricator friend.
  6. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    13,000 probably includes the actual spreader, no way it costs that much for the stand alone. I hope :dizzy:
  7. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Just look it up. $3444.00 list for a stand for a 10ft Henderson FSH / WSH
  8. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    I can see that whole setup go for 13000 with the stand, salter and prewet system .
  9. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,808

    Salter is $8000 If its stainless and painted. I have one. Prewet pump system can be $1000 alone if its a hydraulic one working off the return flow. I got a used prewet system for $500. Needs new hoses maybe a pump too and some way of controlling it since mine is electric. Dultmier sells all that.

    Thats better.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2013
  10. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,980

    build a a-frame like the state uses....lift it and hang it by the top...if worried put some 55gal barrels and boards underneath and let it rest easy on it
  11. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 786

    I think I am gonna attach some permanent lifting points to them.
  12. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Use a replacement tailgate or under tailgate spreader and forget about ever dropping a spreader again.