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Removing the Sander

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by FIREMAN Q, Sep 15, 2005.


    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Does anyone have any suggestions for the best way to don/doff a bed sander. My problem is that I do not have a garage or any area that I could set up rigging to lift it in/out.

    Hoping a few of you have the same problem.

    Thanks in advance

  2. Mick

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

    If I didn't have my garage, I'd use a one ton winch on a strong low-hanging tree branch.
  3. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Call a tow truck company out of the phone book. They should charge about $50 to lift it off for you, no hasles with rigging, you don't have to buy anything, and you don't have to store any lift frames all Summer! :eek:
  4. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    we use our small loader with forks although a fork lift will work as well as a couple of strong hands .We have under tailgate salters so the can be heavy and combersome.
  5. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    find a strong ass tree branch and come-a-long it up, rent a skidsteer or mini exacavator, or hire someone.

    Or unhook the sander, go REALLY fast in reverse , and lock up the brakes. :drinkup: :drinkup:
  6. coachglynn

    coachglynn Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I have a steel frame that can taken apart. Just back under it and use a chain hoist to jack the sander out of the truck, then lower it onto a wood stand I built from 4x4's.
  7. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    I have a dolly the same height as my truck bed. I just slide it off on the dolly and roll it in the garage. Now mine is a snowex 1.5 yrd poly Vbox so its much lighter than a steel one. You could make a dooly with rollers on it,then it should roll on the dolly pretty easy.

    Good Luck Mike

    WHITESLAWNCARE Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 13

    ya i don't think just sliding it out is an option unless its poly i would use a machine or a chain hoist careful how u hook it seen some bad things happen best with a few people to steady it

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    dont you have a tornado. 2 people can slid it out the back.

  10. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    I've heard of people welding/bolting jacks from a bed mounted camper onto their salter/sander. It seems like it would work pretty well as long as the salter is empty. Drop the legs, crank them up a few turns, and drive away.
  11. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Um its a 2 guy job. Remove spinner. Grab the back two handles, put it out about 4'. Sit back end on ground. Grab front handles and set it straght up in the air. Its designed to sit on its tail end. Thats how they are even shipped. If you have to move it, Just built an over size dolly with wheels to set it on when you take it out of the truck.
  12. rjfetz1

    rjfetz1 Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 640

    I nailed 2 2x10 together and bolted them between 2 trees and got a chain hoist. back under, hook up hoist and raise, move truck and lower sander onto 2 55 gallon drums. 10 minute job, no help.

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    good to see this post coming back up again. When I posted this originally I don't believe I had my tornado. I have a couple of trees that I could rig something up but they are 15-20 appart. I was thinking about using a couple tow straps and wrap them around the tree a few times with either chain or some strong rope with a come along on it.
  14. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

  15. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    We buy these from a local welding shop for around $900. The legs fold up as it goes in the truck and fold down when it comes out. Slicker than snot.

    Spreader Stand 1.jpg

    Spreader Stand 2.jpg
  16. rjfetz1

    rjfetz1 Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 640

    You could make up something like a swingset frame out of 6x6's or may only need legs that are 4x4's with a 6x6 across the top.
  17. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

  18. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Thanks for the lesson -- hadn't thought that!