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time to salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by RSK, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    hi guys
    got some pic of my truck with the salt and the spreader i will get some with the spreader on next time i go out payup

    time to go 002.jpg
  2. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Looks nice, thats alot of salt in that truck :D
  3. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    there is a lot in that i use half that on one lot this last snow we got they had 2'' 3'' of ice in spots. there is 3 tons in there i put 2 tons in it all the time when i go out had to get the ice off can't have ice on the lot payup
  4. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Whats your truck info
    early 90s F-350 4x4 7.3 ? Looks to take the weight well, any rear upgrades ?
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2007
  5. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    the truck is a 1992 ford f250 351w with motor work the truck is 2wd i have air lift air bags on the back with some spring work
    when i got the truck it had 170 to 200 hp now with the motor work i did to it the motor has
    325 to 340 hp.
    it has a looker in the rear end hd axle hd brakes the truck has ford f350 brakes on it same with the axles i box the frame to

    i can not think of what i did not do to it . the plow for it is my own when i got the truck no co. would put a plow on it so i made the plow and the mount and light mount

    the spreader is a downeastern spreader with a lot of work to it.
    the spreader had the auger that moved all the salt to the center of the spreader i made
    it so the spreader would move the salt to the left side of the truck like the under gate spreaders i made the hole on it 6x6 with a gate so i can make the hole smaller but i keep
    the gate open all the way so if it has some big clumps in it they will come out and not jam it up. i will get some pic of the spreader today for you.

    if you have anymore ?? about the truck just post

    go to page 3 & 6

    Last edited: Feb 1, 2007
  6. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

  7. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Thats a really nice truck wesport
  8. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    one more thing

    when i got the truck 7 years ago i got it for $2,500 put about $4,500 in it
    and last month i had this guy that wanted to buy it off of me for $6,500 cash for my truck
    that is like my baby i can not sell it.
    the truck when i got it had 115.563 mails on it now the truck has 213.948 mails on it know
    and i runs like it is new :drinkup: xysport
  9. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    got one more hope it snow today so i can get some more pic :waving:

    time to go play34343.JPG
  10. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    What work have you done to the motor?
  11. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    what have not been done to the motor

    * 3'' rad and fan has bigger blades for more air

    * fuel system upgrade

    * over size pulleys billet aluminum

    * hd alternator water pump starter power master

    * fuel injection throttle upgrade to a bbk performance

    * high flow fuel injectors

    * 2 bbk cold air intakes

    * high flow dyno max 3'' exhaust system

    * hd oil pump

    * Bosch platinum plugs

    * power programmer

    * performance headers

    some other things to but that some

    i have a supper charger to but i don't know if i went to put that on the truck it runs fine now.
    but that added power would be nice to have. wesport xysport
  12. Idealtim

    Idealtim Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Boy, you ask for alot out of that truck, are you overweight alot?
  13. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    i am overweight most of the time that pic there has 3 ton in the bed and the truck holds it fine. when i am out i put 2 ton in it. I do put to much in it but it beets going back to get more ever time its low on salt. i have 2 jobs that i go 40 mails one way by the time i get back to the closer ones the truck has 11/2 tons left in it. i would have to make to many trips back to get the salt at my place.wesport xysport
  14. syzer

    syzer Member
    Messages: 95

    What kind of spreader is that?
  15. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    it was a downeastern but i did a lot of thing's to it since i got it change about everything on it. i need a name for it
    i will tell you one thing when you have ice or snow and you go out to do your lots the ice sees me coming and just starts to melt i can run 3 ton in the spreader in about 45min if it turn it up all the way. but when i go out i can do all my lots with 3 tons so i can set the speed what i need to do the job :drinkup: payup
  16. MStine315

    MStine315 Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Hey Robert, long time no talk. You know, I saw a picture a week or so ago where your spinner was way left, and I wondered about it. Nice modifications. My Downeaster is running a lot better with the new motor and spinner. I've run about 25 tons through this winter (so far). About 2-3 tons per event. Have a good rest of the winter. Marc
  17. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    hi Marc

    hope everything is going good for you.
    I did a lot of mods to my spreader since i got it the spreader would run good with the stock setup but i am doing some big lots and needed to have more salt on the left side then the right side so that is what i came up with i am going to pm you
    payup :waving:
  18. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    some pic of what i did to the spreader

    hi guys
    i got some pic of what i did to the spreader.

    spreader pic 2 012.jpg

    spreader pic 2 010.jpg

    spreader pic 2 008.jpg

    spreader pic 2 002.jpg
  19. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    some more of what i did

    spreader pic 2 011.jpg

    spreader pic 2 001.jpg
  20. You did all these mods. to a 2 WHEEL DRIVE truck ?

    That's like training for the Boston Marathon for years then looking down and seeing...
    "Ooops, I forgot, I'm in a wheel chair"

    I mean, it can be done, but I've never owned anything 2wd except a commuter car.

    A 2wd truck is like a dog that won't hunt. Useless.