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Is it reliable ?

Discussion in '<a href=http://www.plowsite.com target=_blank ?>Sn' started by 4 Saisons, Feb 12, 2001.

  1. <img src="http://www.occasion.ca/ao/photos/2001/05/1/05SA1P25.jpg">

    My welder is selling one of is truck, This is a 90's f-250 Hd, v8 351(5.8L), 5 speed stick, f-350 DRW, 104 000Km (65 000 miles). Always well maintened, brand new clutch, radiator, all exhaust pipe, 800$ on the brake and the front end bearing and bushing are new too.(he bought it srping 97 and done the great job to it)

    need to replace the driver side exhaust manifold(345 from the dealer or 250 at NAPA) and a rear break cylinder (40 at the dealers) and a alignement.

    The truck was painted 3 years ago, showing no rust or peel off paint. He also included the aluminium bed (value of 6 000$ brand new in 97), fifth wheel, goose neck and brake control.

    The truck as been evaluate at 18 000 in fall 97 and he want 9 000$. I have an apointement wednesday for both inspection and evaluation.

    So if could have some opinion or some comments on thing i need to get an eyes closer.

    I will be the only one driver, i drive less than 15000 km(9000 miles) per years in a 10 miles radius, so like i said in previous post i'am not really concern about the fuel saving of a diesel. altought i plan to try a 9.5 v-plow( 8 200$) or our aftyermarket 8' fisher with hydraulics prowing ( 15 000$ probably to expensive for a 90 truck). both weight a lot,i know, but i plow only on a 3 miles radius route. i will also try to find a 7' v-box and i will buy a little honda snowblower to fit somewhere. Summertime i need to tow some heavy weight sometime.

    Thanks everyone

  2. BTW is it possible to backdrag with a v plow, my fisher dealer had only sell one and this guys is not living in my area, so i can't see one in action.
  3. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,651

    can't have a 9.5' V Plow on an F 350. 9.5' V-plows are for the F 450s and F 550s.

    Gotta use the 8.5'


    [Edited by GeoffDiamond on 02-12-2001 at 07:37 PM]
  4. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    From what I see of the truck in the photo and from reading your description of the unit and what you plan to do, I think you will do alright with this one - it will come down to what the inspection and evaluation Wednesday tells you. As for specifics on which plow will work best for you, and the suitability of back dragging with a V-blade, I'll let others more qualified answer those questions. Nice to see a fellow Canadian here too!

    1975 GMC C-35
  5. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,488

    Either your english has gotten much better, or you've become a whiz at the translation program.

    Just thought you should know that the improvement is noticeable and recognizable.
  6. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    Not to be ignorant but what are you talking about?
  7. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    I believe John is talking about Denis' English being that he speaks and writes French.
  8. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    I see. My bad I did not know. This is an interesting fact. He uses a translator on the computer??? Wow technology amazes me. Good for you Denis. And good for Lawnsite and the internet bringing even those who speak other languages closer.
  9. Dockboy

    Dockboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75


    Yes it is possible to backdrag with the Western and Fisher V plows. They do a fine job.

  10. 5 step English lesson.

    1 The discovery of Lawnsite.

    2 Get partnership with, probably the only one, english contractor of your area.

    3 Get contract from him, all reference he gave me were english people.

    4 Get addict to lawnsite.

    5 Finally, don't use any translation software until your french is equal or better than a writer, teacher or journalist. I get so funny result with this.

    (true story)

    our hydraulics pro wings, probably add more than 250 pounds to the regular 8' fisher, here cou can see this set up a lot, even on gm IFS ( torsion bar cranked at max), now customer think you are not efficient if you don't have a big plow.

    do you loose some snow by the center, and do you use backdrag edge like on a regular plow.

    [Edited by 4 Saisons on 02-12-2001 at 11:31 PM]

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