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need spreader with bed access

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Look's Great, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Look's Great

    Look's Great Junior Member
    from 47842
    Messages: 3

    Anyone have any thoughts on a good salt spreader that will allow me to access the truck bed, I have to load a snow blower in the bed for sidewalks. Your thoughts will be appreciated.
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    It depends on how much you salt, if you're doing one or two commercial lots and are only using a few hundred pounds; I'd say go with a tailgate spreader and have an entire bed to work with.
    If you've got some bigger lots or use a lot of salt, I'd say go with a v box. If you have an 8' bed you should be able to get a spreader and a snowblower in front of a 2 yard salter.
  3. Robinson_Cnst

    Robinson_Cnst Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    I have a Snowex pivot pro 1075. Works great and allows me to use my truck bed during the week for my construction business.
  4. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    I've seen some guys running around town here with their 1 stage blowers bungie corded to the top of their v box. Obviously that would be less feasible if you are loading 2 stage blowers due to weight.
  5. Look's Great

    Look's Great Junior Member
    from 47842
    Messages: 3

    yes I'm using a big 28" two stage blower. I'm doing two local post offices, plowing the lot and blowing the sidewalks.
  6. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 666

    I think snow ex and western make a swing away tgs. Either that or the boss tgs comes off really easy but that would be a pain to take it on and off ever stop
  7. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    I assume you have a plow on the front, but if you don't I've seen guys with a carrier on the front for blowers.
  8. Push

    Push Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I second the Snowex pivot pro 1075. Very reliable spreader that swings away for full bed access. Holds 12-13 bags of salt.
  9. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,247

  10. Freshwater

    Freshwater PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,207

    Yes you have to remove the spinner. Like you said it's very easy. Those carrier's are very easy to handle also.