Smith/Harder sanders

snowblade

Junior Member
Lately I've seen a lot of trucks with Smith/Harder v-box sanders. They're electric powered and work ooff the trucks battery. I was talking to Dino, and he said he likes them. Anyone else use them here? Also, has anyone installed a control like the buyers one (used on the small tailgate sanders) on their sander?Lights?<p>Thanks in advance<p>Justin<p>
 

GeoffD

PlowSite.com Veteran
I don't own an electric v-box, all of mine are gas or hydrolic power. Downeaster makes a great electric v-box. There is a nursing home near my house, they plow and sand their own lot and use an electric v-box. They love it nice a quite, to keep everyone in bed. If an electric v-box can spread sand/salt. It should do pure salt no problem, because salt is a lot lighter than sand/salt. Anyways they are built in maine, go to www.sandspreader.com. Installing an electric v-box is easy, all you have to do is run the battery cables and controll wires.<p>The have pictures of the controlls and the spreaders.<p>Geoff<br>
 

plowking35

2000 Club Member
Location
SE CT
Yes I do own one and I love it. No gas engine to worry about, no $$$ central hydro to plumb in. Mine is all stainless, so no rust or paint to worry about.<br>Just flip a switch and go. Very well put together. <br>I dont use a vaiable speed controller, seems to work fine at one speed.<br>Dino<p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org
 

plowking35

2000 Club Member
Location
SE CT
the unit goes for around 3750$ with tax. That will get you about a 1.7 yard unit. Now you can buy a 10&quot; extention for the top and that will give you about 3 yars capacity, but they want 400$ for that. So I added a 2x8 around the top of mine for 25$ and I have about 2.75 capacity.<br>Dino<p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org
 
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