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v box

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by A&MLANDSCAPING, Sep 22, 2010.


    A&MLANDSCAPING Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    im going to be buying a v box for one of my pickups and i dont know if i should get an airflow or a western ice bracker what do you guy think
  2. timberseal

    timberseal Senior Member
    from 46385
    Messages: 247

    Salt Dogg :) Best value for the money in my opinion. SHP1500 or 2000
  3. FLC2004

    FLC2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    I'd go electric with a tornado 1.5 or 1.8 depending on size of the bed. Have you considered poly?

    VIPHGM Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    snow ex best quality and value... a little pricey but worth every dollar and will last for years go with the new VeeMaxx 8500 or something with the new inverted V auger system
  5. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I cant speak about my experiences with the Western spreaders. I have 2 Airflo slide in , one with Briggs, other with Honda, Both spreaders are 10 years old and have held up extremely well. We remove and wash our spreaders after almost every use and store them indoors. We have replaced some parts over the years, including the briggs motor.

    I would not hesitate to buy another Air Flo should I require another slide in salter.
  6. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    To answer your question, I'd go with the Airflow.

    As for the poly spreaders, SnowEx, Tornado, etc.......well it's my opinion that most who have them haven't ran a conveyor type box, and/or don't do heavy commercial salting. Usually in time guys with poly boxes upgrade to conveyor type ones. Poly boxes do the job, conveyor ones do it better.
  7. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Go SnowEx...Great Spreaders!
  8. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,963

    I had never owned anything but Flink or Western V Boxes up to the time I bought this 3 point spreader. The Westerns were great, but being able to spread with this 3 pt. from 10' -80 ' per pass carrying 3,000 pounds is the ANSWER. So i guess I would tell you go with Westerns?

    A&MLANDSCAPING Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    well i enden up geting an airflow got a good deal on it and thought id try some thing new thanks for the help
  10. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    you wont regret it
  11. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Good choice.