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V Box in dovetail

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by lawnangel1, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. lawnangel1

    lawnangel1 Member
    from KY
    Messages: 49

    I have 6 trucks right now. All run plows and tailgate spreaders. I am looking to upgrade and buy a few v boxes. One of the trucks is a lawn truck that has a dovetail that is not removable. Is there to put a v box in a truck with a dovetail? How? Pics? Advice?
  2. lawnprolawns

    lawnprolawns Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    I'd think you could pretty easily fab up a small, simple support frame to hold up the rear. I'd use 1.5X1.5 steel square tube, bolt it to the truck and bolt the spreader to it. Some sort of triangle. Have pics of the truck?
  3. lawnangel1

    lawnangel1 Member
    from KY
    Messages: 49

    I dont have any pics off hand. Its just a standard lawn truck body on a chevy 3500.
  4. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    Yep! You need a support of some kind. Salt is like 50lbs+ per sqft, way to much weight on air.
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    sq/ft? LOL
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Where can I see a pic of one of these bodies? Never heard of it before.
  7. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    I agree a steel tube frame welded to form a triangle, then bolt to both spreader and truck should do it. BUT how long is the body, specifically the portion behind the rear wheels, may affect handling while driving if it's a long, plus all the stress on the body and frame.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  8. gottaluvplows

    gottaluvplows Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    This is what i think he has..(see below) usually i see ALOT of these on isuzu trucks

  9. lawnprolawns

    lawnprolawns Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    True, but he said on a 3500 chassis, I'm especially interested in that. I have a 2500 I'd like to convert to a light-duty mower hauler, I already have a ramp on an old F150 and I modified the wheel wells on the truck so I can fit my 52" rider in the bed. Great setup, cheap and efficient!