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Low profile salt spreader?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by NorthernProServ, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. NorthernProServ

    NorthernProServ PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,298

    Hey guys,

    I currently own a boss tgs-800 and I am fairly disappointed in the product due to a few reasons.

    Does anyone know of any low profile in-box salt spreaders that sits flush with the bed rails or just a titch above them? I'm looking for something between the 1-2 yd range, my main priority is not having a blind spot since it won't solely be used as a salting truck. I'd also like it to be an electric spreader, but I'm keeping my options open. It'll be mounted on 06' f350 with an 8' bed.

    Last edited: Jan 17, 2014
  2. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    You're going to have a real tough search finding a vbox spreader that small. I think a small Snow-Ex 3000 is about your only option.
  3. MisterG

    MisterG Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Not to go off topic, but what issues are you having with the TGS-800? I've been considering that exact model, and am more than a little curious.
  4. Hegartydirtwork

    Hegartydirtwork Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Sno-way makes some that are low profile and 3/4 to one yard capacity they are stainless and electric
  5. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    You're not going to find a v box that holds that Mich and is that small unless you custom build it.
  6. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    I considered finding a v-box that was that small so me and any of the workers who had my truck would be able to see but honestly you mine as well end up with a 2 yarder and put a reverse camera on it. I just ordered one for 15 dollars and a monitor for 20. cant beat that, plus you have more room to get more properties to salt with the bigger salter.
  7. chachi1984

    chachi1984 Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    ive seen something like a dumpbox, with an auger attachments dont remember the brand
  8. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,107

    Plow world in east bethel has a customer who bought one last year and is now for sale pretty low profile, snoway model.

    Have you thought of using a dump insert and tailgate spreader like truck crafts? That would be about 4"s taller then the box sides.
  9. wondo

    wondo Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    I was worried about the same thing when I went to a v box but honestly it's not that bad you just rely more on your mirrors. I have a lot of winding driveways and some tight areas of my lots if anything it probably just made me more careful.
  10. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Swenson makes a 8 or 6 ft electric Vbox that is low profile. It is called the LPV model. I had one and sold it because it didn't have a swing away chute, It sits flush with the bed rails.
  11. allseasons87

    allseasons87 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Dump insert with truck craft under tailgate would work.
  12. CreativeEarth

    CreativeEarth Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Smith sanders mini max is low profile with swing up chute.
  13. NorthernProServ

    NorthernProServ PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,298

    Complete garage is a simple word. It clogs up EVERY time we use it, if the salt sits for more then a few hours it clogs. You have to turn it on, step out and go shake the hell out of it. That is the big one, and it sucks. By buying a tailgate spreader we knew it was not going to hold a too much, but some of the smaller lots you are empty before you finish...then it is scoop time!

    The RT3 attachment system, was an $800.00 option the dealer did not know about, along with the top grate/bag opener was $150.00. Only had to pay some of that after some :realmad:.

    Overall, we regret buying it!

    Looked online at them and this looks to fit the bill prefect!!! Summer and winter use!!

    Do you know if this would work with a back rack installed?
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014