jimmyjack's photo tour

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by jimmyjack, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. nedly05

    nedly05 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks bud, that answers a lot of questions for me! Great pics, keep em coming!
     
  2. 2004F550

    2004F550 LawnSite Senior Member
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    nice set ups, it looks like that RD plow frame is off the front axle?
     
  3. zabmasonry

    zabmasonry LawnSite Senior Member
    from C. VT
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    who are you plowing for with a fleet of tandems like that. The only place I ever see trucks set up like that is for the municipalities/state?
     
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    The plow drivers around here really don't like plowing with the tandem dumps they have a belly and a front mount plow. The guys prefer the 5 ton plow trucks, some of these guys have 36 years of driving plow in the winter.

    Most of the single axle plow trucks are tandem axle spec with a single axle 300hp engine, 13spd and 35,000lb gvw. They are pushing the braking capacity of the truck they just have enough braking power to stop a loaded truck. Some of the trucks have L10/M11 Cummins with jake.
     
  5. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Your such an idiot... You do anything or all you do is know people that do something?
     
  6. Z-master man

    Z-master man LawnSite Senior Member
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    The pic's look great!! What size is the sander in the one-ton thats closest to the backhoe? 3yrd?
     
  7. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack LawnSite Senior Member
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    the plow frames on the mack trucks are all similar to were they are pinned to the frame at the bumper then they sit on the front axle........ i'll get a pic
     
  8. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack LawnSite Senior Member
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    as like most of the companys around here for winter work they plow state roads .......for us, we have 10 trucks that go to the state when it snow , 5 ten wheelers , 4 six wheelers and 1 one ton.........
     
  9. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack LawnSite Senior Member
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    um you know im not really sure , it sure looks like it
     
  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Uhhm lets see I worked for the highways dept when I was in my early 20s, I have friends that work for the highways dept that have driven plow trucks for many years. We live in a area where there is snow and you need to use a single axle plow truck with 5 tons of salt in it for enough traction along with the drive tires chained up.

    I currently have 3000lb lead battery on my truck for winter weight and will chain up for the snow storm that is going to hit the area tomorrow afternoon.
     

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