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V Box in a dump insert

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by rpainetfd, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. rpainetfd

    rpainetfd Member
    Messages: 44

    Has anyone done the measuring, will it fit? Or is the dump insert too narrow? :confused:
  2. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    A Tornado will fit, and some V-box's will, I have no clue which ones though.

    Why? There are a few different options out there to make your Dump Insert work well as a salter.
  3. rpainetfd

    rpainetfd Member
    Messages: 44

    Sort of putting the cart before the horse, bought a brand new Fisher Poly this year, now looking at either swapping out my bed for a dump body, or getting a dump insert. Have seen some good deals on inserts. Looking to make the best use out of my truck for the smallest investment. I have an F350 and only use it for snow and salt operations, doesnt do much in the summer.
  4. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    I am a big fan of dump inserts, and you can get a good deal on one if you wait for the right deal. Keep an eye out for a deal on the salter though, it would at least be a good cheap backup.
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Pristine is the expert on dump beds but personally I would just take the dump bed out and go with the V Box or go with an under tailgate salter.
  6. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    I agree, it does seem silly to have both, did you think it would make any sense to sell the poly?
  7. rpainetfd

    rpainetfd Member
    Messages: 44

    I was sort of thinking of finding a dump insert, using the poly for another winter if it fit, and then purchasing an under gate spreader. Then I could either sell the poly or have a cheap back up. You guys have good info, thanks.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    That makes NO sence. By the time you put the dump insert and v-box in the back you will be able to put about 500lbs of salt in the v-box:dizzy:
  9. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    Didn't even think of that, but most dump inserts are not that heavy. Steel, Aluminum, or Stainless?
  10. rpainetfd

    rpainetfd Member
    Messages: 44

    That is why I throw things out there for my buddies to help me logic through. Didnt think of the extra weight either. Stainless dump insert and poly spreader, but still, dont have alot of weight to play with on a SRW truck. You guys are always thinking. :salute:
  11. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    Plus the vbox on top of the insert will raise the center of gravity and put a lot of extra strain on your truck.
  12. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    Good call on the extra payload with the insert and the spreader combined. I have the aluminum truckcraft and it weighs 400lbs and the steel one weighs 600. So I would just go with the insert and get the tailgate spreader like pristine and I have. Plus you dont lose any visibility with the dump insert as with the v box you lose it all. Plus you can use it year aroun. good luck on your decision.