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Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by doyles, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. doyles

    doyles Member
    Messages: 95

    if i buy a 4 yard downeaster salt speader part #dp-4008 can i put it in the back of a 1 ton regular cab daully pick up like a dodge ram
    thank you
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Sure you can. Anything over 1 yard in the salter will probably put you legally over-weight though.

  3. doyles

    doyles Member
    Messages: 95

    whats the biggest salter you whould suggest for a 1 ton truck and if i did whant the 4 yard what size truck whould you suggest f450,550
    thanks again
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Not sure what an F-350, 3500 dually payload would be, but I'm guessing a 2 yard would be max. 1 yard is roughly one ton. Give or take.

    My C3500 HD has 16k plates. With all my equipment, I can haul roughly 3 tons. 16k is F-450 range also.

    I'd go with an F-550. Some are 19k-22k on the gvwr and one I looked at was going to carry 5 tons naked and shade over 4 tons with plow and under-tailgate salter.

    Or, you could go with a smaller Cab-Over style truck, as those are usually stripped anyways to maximize hauling capacity.

    You also need to keep in mind too as to what other jobs the truck is going to do. With my 16k plates, I can tow my 10k equipment trailer, and combined I'm at 26k total weight which keeps me under CDL. That's part of the reason I opted for this truck.

    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012
  5. doyles

    doyles Member
    Messages: 95

    thank you for your insite you brought up some things i didn't even think about
    i think i will go with a f550 that way i'am not over loading the truck and dot will be happy