The question was asked to me by one of our workers - would an 8' V-Box spreader work in the back of our shortbed trucks(beds are 6'6")? Now currently we run all tailgate spreaders - most of our trucks are shortbed. I got to thinking, if I built up the rear bumper with extra support and put a deck over it (kinda like a sheet of 1" plywood or sheet steel) or even 4x4 runners, would it work ? So here is my question for all to answer - is it possible? Any comments are welcome.