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Sander in a 1/2 ton??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ian03, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. Ian03

    Ian03 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Any of you guys actually use a spreader/sander in a 1/2 ton Chevy? I have an Add-A-Leaf in the back but my spring pack still looks a little weak compared to a friend of mines 2500HD. Anyone know what a yard of salt/sand/mix weighs? Can't afford to go to a 3/4 or 1 ton this year so that isn't an option but would like to offer this service.
  2. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Not trying to be a smart A$$ but just half fill it. :)
  3. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    1Yard is equal to 1.3 ton x 2000 = 2600 lbs way to much for your axles
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    You also have to watch whether the material is dry or wet. Wet sand will weight a lot more, plus you have the weight of the sander.
  5. Ian03

    Ian03 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Thanks guys. I had no idea on the weight issue. Looks like I will have to wait until my next truck to offer this service, oh well.
  6. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Well now that we know that it is not recommended who still has a sander on their 1/2 ton.
  7. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 153

    I've done it, works if your in a pickle although I wouldn't do it anymore than I had to.There are a few yahoos in town that do it on a regular basis though. Full size (2 yd) sander, sand running over back. Don't follow too close though, too many sparks coming off the spinner dragging on the ground.
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    they make those 6.5 foot models