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V box or pickup with dump box with tailgate spreader?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Snowman789, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Snowman789

    Snowman789 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Hi I am looking to buy another salt truck and was wondering what you guys think is better pros and cons I have a v box now and like it just would like to here if dump box is better and what it's better before I have alot of salting accounts cause I work with older snow removal guys that don't want to deal with the salting so this wouldn't really do much plowing since I do have a few bobcats aswell let me know what you guys think thanks!
  2. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    I have no clue what you're asking? Some punctuation, and a clearer idea would help. :help:
  3. Snowman789

    Snowman789 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Ya I am pretty poor on correct grammar I'm just a boy dammit! And I'm asking if you prefer a dump box truck with a tailgate spreader or just buy another box spreader and a truck for that purpose and if you could give you reasons why
  4. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,778

    I assume you mean under tailgate, not a small tailgate. I prefer v box, so you don't have to have the box raised when salting, and a simple wiring harness for another truck and the swap is pretty easy if you have truck issues. With a dump you can still get the salt out without shovelling if the spreader goes down.[​IMG]
  5. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,478

    Depends. Do you do landscaping in the Summer like a lot of guys on here?
  6. Snowman789

    Snowman789 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Some dirt work
  7. Snowman789

    Snowman789 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Thanks for the reply and ya that makes sense it would be a pain driving with box up in some situations
  8. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    Really? Wow...
  9. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Yeah. Really.
  10. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
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  11. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    This a site where guys ask about plow and salt control info. Not where we ask for a English lesson.
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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  13. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Edited because Pat said so.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2015
  14. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Seems like everyone I talk to who has went from v box to tailgate on a dump loves the dump. Around here we pretty much have to use gas chain v box, so pretty clear advantage of no gas, one less engine to fail, etc on the dump.
  15. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    v box on a dump...us dump hyd to operate it
  16. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    IMO you'll want the box on the truck to be quite high to run a tailgate spreader. You would be better having a tailgate replacement rather then an under tailgate model. Electric over hydraulic for raising the bed is slow so clutch pump or PTO is also a better option.
    We had an under tailgate on our 99 and our dislikes were, pivot point on the bed wasn't right at the back of box so as the box went up the back got lower to the ground, single auger so it wouldn't spread pickle well at all, box was electric over hydraulic so the up and down was slow, when getting to the end of material if to much slid to the back the box wouldn't go down. the pro's were carry more material, lower center of gravity and we could use the truck to haul if needed.

    My first choice would be a V box.