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ACutAbovesiny
12-04-2006, 06:03 AM
The first pic is an F550 that we just picked up Saturday morning. The second pic is an F250 with an 8' western plow that was just put on last week. We are bringing in the F550 for a 9' western plow and the tornado salt spreader on Wednesday.

DaughtryLC
12-04-2006, 06:07 AM
Looks good, that red is always eye catching:dancing:

jt5019
12-04-2006, 10:52 AM
Nice rigs! get another pic when you get the tornado in... havnt seen many of them around here yet. (probably because it hasnt snowed) :)

Total Landscape Solutions
12-04-2006, 11:22 AM
Nice truck!
looks like 4x4?
What is the length of the bed on the 550?
Care to share the specs?

GreenN'Clean
12-04-2006, 12:47 PM
Love the Trucks

ACutAbovesiny
12-04-2006, 12:49 PM
Nice truck!
looks like 4x4?
What is the length of the bed on the 550?
Care to share the specs?


It is 4x4.
9 foot bed.

ACutAbovesiny
12-04-2006, 12:50 PM
I'll have more pics soon.

DBL
12-04-2006, 01:14 PM
wow 2 new trucks they look great what ever youre doing keep up the good work

J&R Landscaping
12-04-2006, 01:19 PM
What made you decide to go with the mason dump bodies over a stake dump or a landscape (grain) dump? I have been shopping for a dump truck and am looking more into a stake or landscape body rather then a mason dump body.

Truck looks nice!

DUSTYCEDAR
12-04-2006, 01:51 PM
all shinny looks good

Total Landscape Solutions
12-04-2006, 02:34 PM
JR,

After working for 3 different landscape companies and along side many others, I prefer the stake body.

I like the ability to remove the side boards and have a flat bed. It has helped alot having the flexibility to remove the sideboards to load and unload. There is less metal to rust. The difference in cost between the two is minimal, and the stake body can weigh 500-900lbs less leaving more room for material capacity.

Stake or landscape body is the way to go IMO.

crzymow
12-04-2006, 05:14 PM
I'm not spending anymore money on snow equipment until we have a decent year, last few have been awful

ACutAbovesiny
12-04-2006, 10:13 PM
What made you decide to go with the mason dump bodies over a stake dump or a landscape (grain) dump? I have been shopping for a dump truck and am looking more into a stake or landscape body rather then a mason dump body.

Truck looks nice!


Price. This one will do everything we need. I'm gonna build the sides up though and put some permanent signs on both of them. Those signs are magnets.

ACutAbovesiny
12-04-2006, 10:16 PM
I'm not spending anymore money on snow equipment until we have a decent year, last few have been awful


I wasnt gonna buy the dump until next year but we got hit real hard with alot of commercial contracts for snow. If there are any of you guys in my area I actually have too much too handle and have passed alot off.

ACutAbovesiny
12-05-2006, 06:04 PM
We put in 6 bids this year for commercial snow removal and have signed contract on 4 of them so far. Not sure about the other 2, but am hopeful.

Idealtim
12-05-2006, 09:28 PM
Nice... wouldn't a few flakes be good right about now?

DBL
12-05-2006, 10:12 PM
im waiting to see the pics of the 550 with the plow and spreader i bet itll look awesome

ACutAbovesiny
12-05-2006, 11:07 PM
As soon as it gets back I will post picks. I found out this afternoon that the spreader cant be put on until 20th. Im picking up the truck with new plow on Thursday.

ACutAbovesiny
12-12-2006, 08:21 PM
From the top:
New Ford F550 with lettered doors.
New Western IceBreaker salt spreader.
New Western ProPlus 9' Plow.

Jpocket
12-12-2006, 08:36 PM
Nice... wouldn't a few flakes be good right about now?

You said exactly what I was thinkin...tired of waiting.

Jpocket
12-12-2006, 08:40 PM
From the top:
New Ford F550 with lettered doors.
New Western IceBreaker salt spreader.
New Western ProPlus 9' Plow.

GD! you must of bid those 4 commercials right...atleast I hope you did.

TJLANDS
12-12-2006, 09:04 PM
Nice Trucks. Good Luck!

Did the people that installed the plow and insert ask you if you wanted the extended shoot for the spreader?

ACutAbovesiny
12-12-2006, 09:36 PM
GD! you must of bid those 4 commercials right...atleast I hope you did.


We totalled out at 8 commercial bids and had 5 of them accepted. We were very lucky.

ACutAbovesiny
12-12-2006, 09:43 PM
Nice Trucks. Good Luck!

Did the people that installed the plow and insert ask you if you wanted the extended shoot for the spreader?


We discussed the extended shoot and they told me it wasnt needed. The spreader has three adjustable deflectors.

Total Landscape Solutions
12-12-2006, 10:04 PM
If you haven't used one before you'll be very pleased with that set up.

I had the same spreader on the back of a F550, 14' stake bed and it was awsome. I would raise the deflectors on the spreader up, turn the throttle all the way up and throw salt in a 35' swath. Salting the 100+ dock doors and the shipping lanes for the semi's was a breeze.

After the orginal engine blew (8.5hp briggs) we put a 10hp briggs on it and it made a hell of a difference. I don't think I had a single salt related jam after the new engine. I could hear/feel the belt grind up the salt that had formed hard clumps and see it spit out the pieces. If your lots are very large and open and you have the extra cash, I'd opt for a larger engine.

ACutAbovesiny
12-12-2006, 10:14 PM
If you haven't used one before you'll be very pleased with that set up.

I had the same spreader on the back of a F550, 14' stake bed and it was awsome. I would raise the deflectors on the spreader up, turn the throttle all the way up and throw salt in a 35' swath. Salting the 100+ dock doors and the shipping lanes for the semi's was a breeze.

After the orginal engine blew (8.5hp briggs) we put a 10hp briggs on it and it made a hell of a difference. I don't think I had a single salt related jam after the new engine. I could hear/feel the belt grind up the salt that had formed hard clumps and see it spit out the pieces. If your lots are very large and open and you have the extra cash, I'd opt for a larger engine.


I dont know if its true but the dealer told me that with the deflectors up it could spread 45'.

KrayzKajun
12-12-2006, 10:30 PM
Beautiful trucks!!

Total Landscape Solutions
12-12-2006, 10:58 PM
At 45' you may find a couple of grains, but not enough that I would say could effectively melt ice. The 35' swath was what would melt. Anything beyond that looked like pin holes in the ice/snow. There just isn't enough salt at that distance to be effective.

It does depend on the surface. Salting snow will give you less of a spread because the salt can't spread on the surface, it just sinks in the snow. On bare ice you could hit 35' because the momentum of the salt can carry it further.

It may throw 45' but there is now way the small amount of salt at that distance is effective.

ACutAbovesiny
12-12-2006, 11:00 PM
At 45' you may find a couple of grains, but not enough that I would say could effectively melt ice. The 35' swath was what would melt. Anything beyond that looked like pin holes in the ice/snow. There just isn't enough salt at that distance to be effective.

It does depend on the surface. Salting snow will give you less of a spread because the salt can't spread on the surface, it just sinks in the snow. On bare ice you could hit 35' because the momentum of the salt can carry it further.

It may throw 45' but there is now way the small amount of salt at that distance is effective.


Good info thanks for the input.

Shawns Lawns
12-13-2006, 06:16 PM
wicked nice truck:waving:

Total Landscape Solutions
12-16-2006, 12:40 AM
Be sure to let me/us know how that thing plows. I'd really like to know since our trucks are very similar.

ACutAbovesiny
12-16-2006, 12:52 AM
No problem as long as we get some of the white stuff.