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<<LQQK>>Salt Spreading for Dummies/ Ice Control 101

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MidAtlantic, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. MidAtlantic

    MidAtlantic Member
    Messages: 33

    Come on doesn't every owner, supervisor, instructor always tell the guys to "ALWAYS TIE DOWN YOUR LOAD"???? What was this guy thinking????

    This is what happens when you let dummies do it all for you...

    Thought you guys would like this!!!!!

    Time for me to get out of here and supervise my dummies so this doesn't happen to me in this storm...

    And NO its not my mishap its some other unfortunate companie's.


  2. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

    I guess thats just a set in and go model :rolleyes:
  3. scholzee

    scholzee Senior Member
    Messages: 243

    That must not be the truck it came out of ? looks like it has a tail gate on it ?
  4. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    trying to save a couple bucks the company decided to use wal-mart bungee cords to tie down their spreaders. :)
  5. CamLand

    CamLand Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    One of those lucky moments a car wasn't tailgating... :eek: :eek:

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    You sure Wily E. Coyote was'nt behind that with a cable?
  7. golfmanres

    golfmanres Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    Yeah thats a 10' VDOT sander. It didnt come out of that little truck. He was there to clean up the mess on the street. Another reason to check and double check. I always check my straps everytime i get out of the truck. I have to carry a digital camera i have seen some great things people end up doing..
  8. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    We chain our V-box down.
  9. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I can't imagine how that could have happened- that' not exactly a light load to slide out. My sander has a bar (i beam sort of) welded across the rear that locks into the tailgate latches at the bottom so even without chains the spreader isn't going to slide out. The only way to loose mine would be to raise the dump.....

    I suspect that's what happened here- someone forgot to switch the PTO hoses from the dump lift to the sander or, that sander looks like it could be self contained (as mine is) so the drives thought he was engaging the pto for power (used to driving a different truck) and out goes the sander.
  10. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    It is sort of a weird position to be in for just sliding out of the back. It does look like it got dumped. Must have been a very icey spot, and wanted to make sure he got the salt on it good.
  11. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    I've got chains on all four corners and a bumper that attaches from by the hitch area on the truck to around the spinner.i think somebody did dump that spreader out of the bed.
  12. GSORK

    GSORK Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    Hey Boss ,,,,,,,Auuuuuuugh

    I would have loved to be a fly on the wall at the office.
  13. MidAtlantic

    MidAtlantic Member
    Messages: 33

    I don't think that was the truck it came out of. As I was driving to check on a property I saw it just sitting there....Hell if my dually could handle it I would of loaded it up...J/K...I thought I would snag a shot on my way back and that was when I saw the other trucks there to clean it up.

    Keep in mind this was in a 2-3" storm and it was too warm for it to be real icy..

    Thought it would make a good posting on here.....
  14. iowaegian

    iowaegian Junior Member
    from 1
    Messages: 26

    As for how it could happen.....I've been told that on some central hydraulic setups the vee box on/off lever is right next to the dump box up/down lever....This particular situation caused a municipality in Iowa to drill a hole thru the dump box control lever and padlock it down.