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Sander on a '98 F150?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by CTPlow, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. CTPlow

    CTPlow Member
    Messages: 82

    I also meant to ask if you can put a sander on a 6 1/2' F150?
    Not the tailgate ones, the ones that go in the truck bed. I think you have to have an 8' bed for these?
  2. Mick

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

    "the ones that go in the truck bed" are called a Vbox. An 8' Vbox will weigh approx 900lbs. The sand or salt will weigh approx 1500 per yard. An 8' Vbox will hold 1.8 to 2 yards so the material will weigh approx 3,000 lbs. Total weight in your bed of a 1/2 pickup would be approx 3,900 or 2 tons.

    I think you might have a problem.

    The smallest recommended for any sander/salter is a 3/4 ton if you use a tailgate model that holds about 1/3 yard. There are some smaller Vboxes (6 or 4 foot models) that hold less material. But you still need to figure how much total weight you're putting in your f150.

    I have seen a HD SRW 3/4 ton with a Vbox, but he was severely overloaded.
  3. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Many full box sanders overload 3/4 ton trucks when filled to capacity. the empty box sander weight is normally around 650lbs. Short answer- no, bad idea.