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New V-Box

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by gordyo, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    I purchased my first Stainless Steel V-Box this week thanks to advice I got from alot of you guys last spring when I posted the question stainless vs. steel. I pick it up on Friday if everything goes right. I saw it today at the distributor and can't wait to get it installed.:) I'll try to remember to post a picture when I get it back from the shop.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2002
  2. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Hopefully you will get plenty of chances to play, i mean use, it this winter! What brand did you buy? :drinkup: congrats on the new investment!
  3. golfmanres

    golfmanres Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    i am actually looking for one right now for my chevy k2500 ext cab 6' bed. that means i need a 6' vbox please help... what brand did you order?
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    golfmanres , check Downeaster. I think they make a 6' Vbox.
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    I know the feeling, I sold my downeaster mild steel unit today, and my tailgate spreader should go on Friday. That means that tomorrow I will be at the dealer to p/u my new stainless steel spreader. My options are a smith electric unit like the one I am running on my 98 K-3500. Or the new Fisher units with honda power or techumseh power.
    I am leaning towards the smith unit for 3600 Cash and carry, vs the honda power for 4450.00.
    What do you guys think?
  6. bam

    bam Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 201

    try ice o way, they have a 6.5' model.


    we run 8', 9' SS models, never have problems with them, also have ms model which we repainted this year.
  7. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Dino go electric. You know the benefits. Stay with the Smith.
  8. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Dino, I think you know my answer - get the Honda. A motor that'll start every time makes it worth extra (vs another gas - don't know about electric).
  9. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    If I did go gas I would say Honda of course.

    Hydro is the best option if it was possible.

    My choice for a pickup would still be the electric.
  10. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    It's branded Diamond but built by Swenson. 9' and I will mount it on my F-450.

    DYNA PLOW Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    i have a stainless snoway v box with 8hp briggs,no trouble with engine starting yet but ..............if i had it to do again i would like the electric motor just to avoid possible no start situations at 2am.
  12. #1 plowtech

    #1 plowtech Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Did you take a look at SNO-EX (trynex) 6' plastic hopper with steel frame, electricmotor and vibrator? i installed 4 8' footers and so far very happy. Good luck PT.:waving:
  13. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Good luck with the new box, Gordyo!

    Dino, I had too much trouble with my Briggs powered Torwell, the main reason I bought the Snowfighter. Every storm it would give me trouble with electrical glitches. Once I got them sorted out, it ran fine, and always started. I think the same would happen with a Honda.

    I talked to a guy the other day who runs an electric sander, he loves it. He's had it 5 years and hasn't done anything to it. To set up, he makes one plug connection and goes. The motor draws 30 amps, so if you've got sufficient power, I think it would be the way to go.
  14. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    Here is the picture:

  15. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    And another:

    Last edited: Dec 18, 2002
  16. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    Gordyo looks real good :)
  17. landscaper3

    landscaper3 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    Gorgyo they make the Dowmeasters 30 minutes from our shop! You picked up a real good sander and the perfect truck to put it on, Is that a automatic transmission? If so look into the Banks transpak or B&M transpack raises the line pressure on those a4od which is needed. Once agian great sander!!!!:p
  18. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Looks good!

    What's the capacity, it looks pretty big?
  19. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527


    It's 3.4 yards.
  20. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Gordyo,very nice spreader.It is a monster.Your truck is sweet too.Good luck with it.