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Salting truck

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by orinicklawncare, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. orinicklawncare

    orinicklawncare Member
    Messages: 51

    With new contracts I need a truck to follow behind loaders salting, I have an extra half ton with 1500lb helper springs would an 8ft stainless steel electric be too heavy for it?
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    Yea. That's beyond the braking capability of the tk
  3. Plowman52

    Plowman52 Senior Member
    from Flint
    Messages: 146

    Saltdogg makes a SPHE0750 that will work in the bed of the truck.

    Pm me and I can give ya some more info
  4. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    You would be fine if you dont get carried away on loading it up. Also dont heap it up and expect to go out on the highway. Just load it with a moderate size load and drive carefully.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Helper springs do nothing for the axle rating.

    I would not even attempt this for any reason. Even if the truck was on site and loaded on site I would not do it.
    Ever been in a truck when the rear axle broke or cracked? :dizzy:
    Not to mention the braking capabilities you will lose.
    Sell the 1/2 ton and at least upgrade to a decent running 3/4 even if it is older. If it is only going to be a salt truck you wont need all the extras and can pick one up fairly cheap.
  6. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,980

    lots of deals on decent heavy trucks ....might be better off