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putting in a sander

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by plowin207, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. plowin207

    plowin207 Member
    Messages: 89

    not sure if this is the right section and im sorry if it's not. i was wondering if anyone makes a 6 foot sander box? i have a sierra 1/2 ton ecsb that i have put a add-a-leaf and helper springs in the rear. and i was wondering if anyone made a sander boow that would fit in the bed. i don't plan on filling it to the max if i did. any help would be appreciated
  2. wellnermp

    wellnermp Senior Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 102

  3. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Saltdoggs poly spreaders fit smaller beds too. though you say you wont fill it I wouldnt do it. Its a half ton and you will end up loading it more than you should. If you not going to fill it then you should just get a tailgate theres plenty out there including a saltdogg that spreader bulk and hold a decent amount

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    I wouldn't waste your time. Legally you'll only be able to put about 800lbs in it. You will be over RAWR real fast

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    What is the GVWR on that truck?

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    6,200lbs I think?
  7. ss502gmc

    ss502gmc Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    Your better off with a tailgate spreader, I have a 2500hd and a western proflo spreader and I get 1 1/2 yds of salt every storm and with the salt, spreader, and plow I weigh in at 11,800lbs and my gvw is 9,200 lbs so either way im over. Unless you got a 1 ton dump i think everyone with a 3/4 ton or smaller is over gvw with a spreader. With no spreader or salt but plow on i weigh in at 8,200 lbs. Spreader weighs 200+ lbs and then salt well it dont leave much room for material. If i had a 1/2 ton id go with a tailgate spreader and maybe a half yard of salt at a time and if that doesnt cut it get a bigger truck.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    If that is the case then most v-boxes would put him over sitting empty.

    Timbrens/extra springs/air bags do not increase GVWR and although I have not owned a 1/2 ton 4x4 ever if they make em like the new 2500 HD's(cheap) I would be real concerned about axle weight back there.
  9. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    I agree with a tailgate spreader. An in bed sander will fit in with no issues but you will be way overweight. My 2500hd loaded with the plow on is pushing 13k lbs if not more. Truck is 7k empty, plow is around 900, sander is around 650 empty and 1.6 yrds of damp/wet sand is around 5k lbs. Now it has a back plow that weighs close to 600lbs to boot.
  10. plowin207

    plowin207 Member
    Messages: 89

    thanks for the input. if i get a tailgate spreader do they do sand/salt mix and how much of a pain is it to carry more material around to put into it and how far can you get if it is full.