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Loading Sanders?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by sgoalie23, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. sgoalie23

    sgoalie23 Member
    Messages: 62

    How do guys put the sanders in the trucks without the use of a skid steer or something of that nature? Also after it is installed in the truck how do you load it without a skid steer? The reason I'm asking is because our small company is thinking of purchasing a salter/sander for the F-350. We have two trucks and two plows, and recently we have been asked to do three strip malls. We don't have any equipment that can lift it in to the trucks or load it.


    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Tailgate spreader and bags. Pro Flo2 for sand/salt mix.
  3. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    My cousin bought a 65 foot crane at an auction sale for a G. Works perfect for this. There was a similar thread started on this subject. Might wanna search for it.
  4. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    You could build a hanger for one or two. I dont know but our State DOTs have them for their large salters. They hang them by chains so they can back in and they slide into the dump beds. hat is the only idea I can think of this situation. The company I used to work with used a backhoe to load them in.
  5. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

  6. Jpocket

    Jpocket Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    If you have steel beans in your garage hook a chain block o it the you can hoist whatever you want in there
  7. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 419

    I built this.....

    Last edited: Dec 18, 2005
  8. mrplowdude

    mrplowdude Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    You could rent a tractor to put it in or build a little hut type of building and use some chains and a ratchet. That is how the DOT does it around here. I plan on building on for myself.

    Advice don't load a big spreader with 5 gallon buckets. You won't feel your back after half of it. it is worth it to find someone who stockpiles it and have them load you up. It is worth the money for the amount of time.