1. waterchikn

    waterchikn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    Since it isn't snowing and I am sitting here in from of this
    computer at midnite on a sunday, I was wondering what everyone might think of as the "Ultimate Rig" for plowing
    snow. Not just the plow, but the truck, plow, controls, salter or sander, and other goodies. I am undecided as of right now, but and input in this catagory is good input.

    please snow.....please....
     
  2. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    Because I enjoy building my own trucks anyway, I already do a certain amount of "mixing & matching", my idea of what I'd like to have is a real "Heinz 57": Being a big fan of 73/80 Chev GMC's, I'd use a 1-ton dually frame from that era (Dana 60 front, 70 rear) with cab & front clip to match. (Body parts are readily available & inexpensive, plus I like the style) Wheelbase would be the 131.5" of a regular pickup. (Don't want it too long!) Cummins diesel powerplant with a "bulletproof" driveline - possibly the grunt low 4 speed GM used in the 1 ton trucks, with a 205 transfer case. My own custom built deck, similar to what I am running right now, with a stainless V-box spreader (no rust!) that fits onto custom mounts and pins on for quick attach/detach. Central hydraulics to run everything, with quick disconnect fittings for the V-box. Plow? Something along the lines of a Boss V with any of the weak points ironed out. Since this is the "ultimate" rig we're talking about here, I'd get really creative and build a smaller version of a DOT plow wing to clear an even larger path. This would also be designed to be fairly simple to remove when I didn't want to run it. Since I'm from Ontario, I'd have plenty of bright blue strobes so people would see me coming! Oh yes, and a drink holder that would hold a large beverage cup WITHOUT spillage! Just some ideas, I'll probably change some of them once I read what some of you are thinking of!


    1975 GMC C-35
     
  3. plowjockey

    plowjockey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 332

    F-15 nose up afterburners on... 'nuff said!!

    Bruce
     
  4. plowjockey

    plowjockey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 332

    Well.. at the very least it would be awsome to see at night. LOL

    Bruce
     
  5. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 691

    Hmmm..... let's see here:

    -Black 2001 F350 Super Duty 4x4 Long Bed Reg. Cab Powerstroke/Auto
    -Western 8.5' V-Plow
    -Western Pro Flo 2 (w/trailer hitch mount)
    -Air Lift air bags on front and rear w/on-board compressor
    -Back Rack
    -Highlighter
    -Hide-a-way strobes in the cornering lights & reverse lights
    -Michelin LTX M/S tires

    That would do very nicely...

    -Tim
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,722

    Bruce, would sort of take care of plowing and salting all in one shot wouldn't it? Might get a little expensive with the fuel bill, though.

    You'd probably even have to call Mike to restripe the lot.
     
  7. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 691

    Oh yeah... one more thing.

    -Polyurethane edges on the V-plow.

    -Tim
     
  8. plowjockey

    plowjockey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 332

    Yeah fuel's going to be kinda' high but the speeding tickets are absolutely murder.

    Bruce
     
  9. plowjockey

    plowjockey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 332

    Oh... Yea...pretty rough on asphalt also.

    Bruce
     
  10. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 691

    There goes the whole idea of not waking people up at night...

    -Tim
     

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