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'97 F350 Dump with Plow & Salter

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by rosenbaumd, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. rosenbaumd

    rosenbaumd LawnSite Member
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  2. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. rosenbaumd

    rosenbaumd LawnSite Member
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    Thanks. The truck has been great. We have replaced the truck with a newer F550 so we can run a larger salter. If we don't sell the truck it will serve as a back up but with the low mileage I'm sure someone will be looking to pick up a barely broken in 7.3.
     
  4. phillie

    phillie LawnSite Senior Member
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    How much weight can the back end hold? Do you know why the plow rises slow?
     
  5. rosenbaumd

    rosenbaumd LawnSite Member
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    It has a 3/4 yard dump bed and the salter is 1.5 yards. We're not sure why the plow riases slow. We never fully looked into it cause it still goes up and down. If you would like I can take a short video of it and send it over.
     
  6. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Probably the pump needs to be replaced to make the plow go up faster. Did mine last year was less than 2 hundred bucks. I am sure there is someone on plow site that can answer the question. 7.3 with 90k,, what a deal!.
     
  7. phillie

    phillie LawnSite Senior Member
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    It is a great deal. Im looking for something like this but with a bigger dump bed. Im needing a bed I can put 10 yrds of mulch in... Good luck with the sale!
     
  8. rosenbaumd

    rosenbaumd LawnSite Member
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    We searched high and low for a regular cab F450 or F550 with L Pack and a grain body with 4 wheel drive to plow with. Very hard to find. Found several 2 wheel drive trucks but you are looking at around 23k for the truck with 60k miles.
     
  9. phillie

    phillie LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ya, tell me about it. Your truck is a great deal, I'm starting to kick around the idea. It is a little far from me but that has never detoured me before. Im just trying to get over the bed size.
     
  10. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why cant you build the sides up the most I put in the same exact bed on my cummins was 2 yards of mulch and it looked like it would take another 2

    I have 3ft tall wood sides but you can go higher than that I made it that tall to fit a cord of wood at most nothing more.
     

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