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Keeping material from spreading on truck?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Santry426, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Santry426

    Santry426 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    So i'm new to de-icing game and got a polycaster. I'm trying to rig something up to keep material from being spread back onto the truck. The spreader itself has a small piece of stainless to act as a gaurd but I know that wont take care of it fully. I was thinking maybe some old rubber belt, but don't really wana mount it on the shout because its not that sturdy. Anyone have any ideas or pictures of how you did it?
  2. blizzardsnow

    blizzardsnow Member
    Messages: 83

    stall mats

    Go to your local TSC store and pick up a rubber horse stall mat. You can cut it to size with a cutting wheel (Or 3) on a handheld grinder. Makes a great protector and super durable.
  3. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Truck mud flaps.
  4. mark268

    mark268 Member
    Messages: 81

    X2 on mud flaps
  5. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,095

    3X of mud flaps, cheap and flexible so you can shape them
  6. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    X4 on the mud flaps. Cheap ones from NAPA. Just tuck them under the back edge of my Ice Chaser (the Blizzard version of the Polycaster) and cut a hole for the cords. Also added a couple of plywood deflectors screwed into the bottom edge of the poly to keep it out of the box/tail light area.
  7. Santry426

    Santry426 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Thanks guys, gonna make something up for it today.
  8. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    x121 on mud flaps.Or you can do what a friend of mine does,pulls his vbox on a trailer.No overloading problem.:dizzy:
  9. Santry426

    Santry426 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Haha that outta be interesting
  10. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Yup, truck mud flaps.... 24"x30" at my local truck supplier are under $9 each, International brand, made in USA.