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Tailgate spreader on a dump trailer

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by My bowtie, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Anyone put a tailgate spreader on a dump trailer? (not a receiver type). Any thoughts on this. I really dont want to put a V-box in my pickup as its my dd, and dont want to run around with it all winter. Dont have anyway to easly remove the v-box when I dont need it.
    Yes I have though about a v-box in the dumptrailer also. I have a 1/2 mile HA gravle road that I sub out, and was thinking of doing it myself.......... ussmileyflag
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i think your spinner would be too low to the ground , and pulling a trailer in snow , not the greatest

    backing up? if your only doing roads, its not too bad an idea...if you do anything else your crazy

    let me ask you , do you only do this one 1/2 road as your only account? i dont think that you would make any money on it..... the cost would be too much

    how would you poer it? it would have to be electric , more than likley ..... 1/2 mile isnt that big ,
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I salted with a trailer like this for 3 years and we put close to 20 ton /storm down then doing parking lots. You have to drive very carefully but it's much better then a V in the back of your truck,
  4. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I like that trailer/sander. That is how i got the idea of using my dump trailer. I realise the dump trailer idea would be a PITA for residentials. I currently sub all of my sanding, and make some$$ for making a phone call, but was thinking of doing it myself. Im thinking that a 2nd truck as a backup/sander would probally be the best bet...But I already own the trailer and was just getting some pros and cons to the idea.........ussmileyflag
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    The trailer would be easier to load and unload the sand into the box plus you can carry extra sand on the trailer.