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This is how its done

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Blizzard1980, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Blizzard1980

    Blizzard1980 Senior Member
    Messages: 187

  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Back in the 60's when my dad started working for the highway dept they did the same thing.
  3. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    HAHA. Where is OSHA when you need them?
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  5. Blizzard1980

    Blizzard1980 Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    LOL. If you have it, better use it. Why keep it in shed for months?
  6. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

  7. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,063

    Back in the mid 70's my brother's first spreader was me with a shovel in the back of the pickup. He did end up getting a VBox spreader after a season of me spreading and then me and the shovel moved to the sidewalk.......
  8. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Had to do that twice years ago when our tailgate spreader went down.
  9. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,943

  10. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    ya im not going to lie my main man bret had to be my spreader on my dump when the junk snowex 2400 went down........twice!!!! LOL!!!!
  11. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    the guy i subbed for a few years ago spread salt like that. claimed it to be easier. he was a little different to say the least
  12. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,063

    The only thing easier is; Shovels require little to no maintenance, easy to repair is there's a breakdown and require minimal storage space. :rolleyes:
  13. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 498

    A couple of years ago, I had to go salt a property after a storm. I was backing the truck down to the salt pile and ran the left side of the truck off the drive and high centered it. The truck blocked the access to my salt pile so I had to grab my other dump truck without a spreader in, buy salt from a local supplier, and spread it by hand. That sucked. If only I wasn't checking the weather on my phone when I was first backing down.
  14. TJD

    TJD Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Is that even allowed on main road ways... To cool... I normally only see that on parking lots.
  15. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    I think we have all been there when the spreaders break lol. As for the guy with the weed eater, that's what happens when you drink the 12 pack before your done shoveling.....