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The Great snowblower Deboggle?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Harvestman, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. Harvestman

    Harvestman Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I pondered and pontificated over what plow to buy.Thanks to all the help I recieved on plowsite I decided to buy a Boss-v plow with smartlocks.While at the dealer I also purchased a salt spreader a snowez 575 with reese hitch adapter.All great so far and then it came to me how in the world do you get a 70lb snowblower in and out of the truck with 350lbs of salt hanging off the back of the truck.:rolleyes:I Cant be the first bonehead to come accross this problem. Any and all responses will be greatly appreciated. Pray For snow!! Thanks Harvestman
  2. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    Eat your Wheaties.

    I lift the blower over the side of the bed, but being 6-4 with a 37 inch sleeve helps a lot. ;)
  3. ddm

    ddm Member
    Messages: 57

    Over the side as well. Watch the paint:D
  4. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    My truck has drop down bed sides.
  5. alfman

    alfman Member
    Messages: 32

    On my pickup I put diamond plate(alum.) bed rails on for when I lift it over the side.It saves the paint. I also dont use a tailate,so you might be able to get it out on the side of the spreader.Or check into a swing away mount for the spreader.
  6. SnoJob67

    SnoJob67 Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    Just for reference sake, a swing away tailgate spreader is not made to swing away unless empty. When you need to open it the spreader may or may not be empty if you are plowing, salting and snowblowing out of the same truck. Just something I wanted to point out.

    TJPLOW Junior Member
    from sc & nb
    Messages: 7

    Get 38 lb Toro ccr powerlite I did!

    Get Toro ccr powerlite single stage blower for walks,paths,small drives,shoots like it was twice as big,really! Take a look it will surprise you.38 lb blower light!