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Taking out a salter one man operation

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Timbercrk1, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Timbercrk1

    Timbercrk1 Member
    Messages: 63

    Anyone have any ideas how I can take out a Salt dogg 1500 by myself? Getting the salter in 2 weeks. Getting my new wideout on Saturday yee haw! Thinking of making something. Maybe a stand? Anyone got any pics with ideas???? Thanks
  2. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    I had a snowex 8000 for the last 3 years. I made a stand with 4 wheels the same height as the bed of my truck. I would just grab it and pull it onto the stand. I didn't leave the salter in the truck all of the time. It was also a good way to store it in the summer, just wheel it to the back of the garage.

    Regards Mike
  3. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    No problem, get your self an engine hoist. I have a folding 4 ton with an adjustable lift arm.
    I use the tie downs on the spreader and pull a taunt lift strap threw them. Take the hoist and raise up front of spreader (make sure your spinner assembly is off) back truck under front of spreader. Remove lift strap and put it on the back tiedowns. Place hoist at back of spreader lift and walk the spreader in. Takes me about 10 minutes at the most.
    The hoist is really handy for unloading drums of magic and hoisting generators. I use it alot. I think I paid 175.00 from Harbor/Chop Stix Freight.
  4. andrewlawnrangr

    andrewlawnrangr Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    a tree and a rope or a machine.. building a cart would be the best. we store our v box on top of a shipping container but the other person in at our shop has a very large track hoe. so thats how we remove it.. pallets work good too if you can stack them up
  5. DuallySnoPusher

    DuallySnoPusher Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    Go buy some of that pallet racking that you see in home depot set it up with the horizontal beams a little above your v-box get a chain hoist to lift and just back under it. After winter you can take it apart and store it.
  6. JT Contracting

    JT Contracting Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    You could build a four post rack outside with a pulley system attached to a winch similar to some county yards use that lift them out of the box in the off season

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,602

    Find a super old fork lift. Landed a 1950ish clarke two summers ago. Pd 400.00 for it. Needed plugs wires and points adjusted. Smokes all the time, moves slow and jumps out of gear. But, lifts and moves the salters with no problems. Still have the chain fall hanging from the rafters just in case of a break down. It might not be the prettest but sure is easer and safer than other metods i've tried in the past.

    Good luck

  8. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    forklift is the only way to go. i think i paid $3k for our shop lift. have a couple at the job site that work well too. stack your v box as high as you can and you'll have room for all your plows


    KCAPXIS Senior Member
    from NE PA.
    Messages: 143

    Lift it out with the loader that you use to load salt in it...
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I think if he had a loader, he wouldn't be asking how to get it out.
  11. Timbercrk1

    Timbercrk1 Member
    Messages: 63

    I think if he had a loader, he wouldn't be asking how to get it out.

  12. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    I think if he had a loader, he wouldn't be asking how to get it out.
  13. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    That is a nice set up you have.
  14. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    if you don't have a loader how do you load all the salt you'll be putting in the v box??
  15. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    There's a lot of places where you can drive your truck to and get salt.
  16. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    O sorry. could they unload it? leave it at their lot till fall and then have them load it up again.
  17. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    LOL. Maybe they could wash it off and oil it for you too.
  18. Playboy

    Playboy Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Go look at a swing set. See the frame and how it holds the swings up? Instead of swings you can mount a come-along and back the truck under that and use the come-along to lift it off and on. I've done a lot of brainstorming and this is about the cheapest next to an engine hoist then will lift high enough.
  19. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    LOL. maybe they could put stabil in the gas and disconnect the battery too.
  20. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    that is a good idea