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Plow trucks

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by Bu1cko, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Bu1cko

    Bu1cko Member

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    WHat kind of plow trucks are you all using? Here were using International single axles with aluminum beds Swenson tailgate spreaders with Dickey John Control point controls. Henke reversible plows and henke tuck in wings. Not a bad setup.
     
  2. dirt digger

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    township i run with

    mostly International single axles w/wings (2 don't have wings) and (3) F550's w/wings

    this is the rig i was in last storm
     

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    Sweet

    Thats a sweet set up, How does that wing push on the F550? I plowed with an 05 F550 I loved it, It had the long mason body that was the only downfall but it was a nice truck, I'd love that wing in a Walmart Parking lot plowing :D
     
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    Sweet man that truck is hummin along, I now plow with a 2000 Chevy 3500 Pick up, You dont see too many I have a Airflow stainless sander and a 8' HD Minute Mount 2 , a set of helper springs in the back and honestly I love the truck it plows awesome, I put 1.4 ton of sand n salt mix it takes it as well as any F350 dump i drove, Its very comfy to drive the steering is easier than any Ford I ever drove but Ford is a great truck too I can not knock them they both have Pro's and Cons.. Thats a sweet set up good luck with it be safe and God Bless... oh yeah remember.... You can get FED Time for bustin up a mail box lol.....
     
  6. dirt digger

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    haha i think they look the other way if you are a state employee...i was rolling about 30MPH when i was filming there...i try and keep it around there, get up around 45 when we are just pushing slush..the main problem with plowing on roads is blowback...if we are doing clean-ups and pushing the brown slush off the roads the windshield and cab just get covered...i have to get out every half hour or so and clean off the buildup
     
  7. Steve Frazier

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    I've got an F-550 with 10 1/2' Viking blade and Tarco combination body and an F-350 with Blizzard 810, plus an Erskine 6' blower on my skid steer.

    The town I sub to has IH 6 wheelers but they have a lot of trouble with them, there are usually 3 out of 18 down per storm. The town I grew up in used IH too, but the Super tried Macks and even though they cost more initially, he documented that over the life of the truck they cost much less due to fewer repairs and less down time.
     
  8. nedly05

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    dirt digger, thanks for the F550 wing truck pics, and vid. Cool!!:D
     
  9. Grader4me

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    Our fleet is a mixed bag I guess. Fords and Internationals, mostly all tandems though. We have a few tag axles kicking around. Plow equipment is a mixed bag as well. Depends on who gets the tender. Mostly Craig though. Most have Dickey Johns, the odd compuspread.I'll try to get a few pictures up of our new Internationals.

    Great video by the way. How does your wing marker stick hold up? I call them whistle sticks and they don't seem to last very long.
     
  10. dirt digger

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    it gets bent back from going under mailboxes and smacking them, thats the good thing with this little wing is it is the perfect development machine...the wing is low enough that it can just go right under mailboxes...the only one i hit last storm was when the wing caught a storm inlet grate and jump up right into a mailbox

    i am always more worried about the thing hitting a car that parks in the street...its not a good idea to park your car in the street during a snow storm...i just dont understand what goes through peoples heads
     
  11. Nac

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    Here is mine A Frieghtliner FL70 with a 10'Boss. I schould have got a heavier plow but it was to late in the season.
     

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  12. dirt digger

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    thats a good looking plow...you put a box on there for weight over the back?
     
  13. hoeman600

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    here's my unit a 97 f350 only 27,000 miles western 6-5 ultra pro 7.3 stroker just bought it fer 9500 bucks been out 3 times and LOVE it and I hope i go out again tuesday night. im subbin and getting $90 buck an hour . yeh I know but that is what he wants to pay me???? were talkin spreader now witch will be about $125 an hour:eek: :usa
     

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    yes I put a small box on the back with 3 concrete deadmen
     
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    Here is a couple of old shots ,I didn't have any pics on my computer of our new toys
     

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  16. Bu1cko

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    The 550 with the wings whats the switch on the shifter? Two speed?
     
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    If its a 2-spd., I hope it goes to the front diff also.;)
     
  19. dirt digger

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    no i wish it was a 2 speed...its the switch for the spreader...the auger and spinner controls you can barely see down by the seat
     
  20. 99jeepxj

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    can anyone shed some light to how front engine pto's work for large truck snow plows...? where does the shaft run from, etc. Thanks in advance! :)