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What setups do you all run?

columbiaplower

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
columbia Md
What band trucks do you have(brand model) and what type/size of plow do you have on them? Write down if you have any loaders/tractors and what do you use them for.<p>-Nick <br>P.S. and if you like them<br>and any small stuff for sidewalks<p>
 

GeoffDiamond

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Maine
Ok i am trying to find out if i will have to plow friday am. So i will make this short.<p>I run ford smallest F 250 8600 gvw biggest F 650 26,000 GVW<p>I run 8, 8.5, 9' diamons and 2 fisher v plows and 1 10' fisher.<p>Also have 4 v-box spreaders with pre-wet systemts.<p>Have some other equipment and will provide a more detailed post later.<p>Geoff<br>
 

n y snow pros

LawnSite Senior Member
We have 2 Ford F 350(99,2000),2 Internationals with plows,1(87) with a permenant 1.5 Hiniker sander.Our plows consist of 2 8ft Hinikers,1 v-plow Hiniker,1 Fisher 9ft and 1 10ft Western.For sanders we have the 1 Hiniker mantioned,1 1.5yd Downeaster,and 1 Lagasse tailgate conveyer in our 6-wheel dump(this by far the best sander we ever bought,and safest).We have 1 97 JCB 1yd bucket loader with a 12ft pro-tec,1 99 JCB 5yd bucket loader with a 12ft pro-tec,1 97 914 Cat bucket loader,1 2000 908 CAT loader both with 12ft pro-tec pusher boxes. We also have 3 liquid tanks ranging in sizes from 220gals,525gals and 1000gals which go on our existing trucks for spraying anti-icing chemicals.We use MAGIC-0 is our chemical of choice due to its incredible melting capabilities and non-corrosive nature.
 

yortengel

LawnSite Member
Location
Clawson, Mi
I run an 84 Chevorlet K20 with a 7.5 ft Meyers. 1 extra blade. I only do small lots and residential drive ways. This works pretty well, My next truck will be a Chevrolet or GMC, with a Western, Maybe a fisher. After working on trucks for 11yrs I prefer GM. they break less and are easier to fix. Ford and mopar are ok. I will never run a jeep again. and I really don't want another Meyers rig. They are slow, Lack power, and they seem to require more work.
 

Alan

Member
I'm currently running a 97 Chevy K-2500 and two S-10s. Only two plows, both 8 ft Sno-Way 25 series. Plan was to put a Sno-Way Vee plow on the 2500 this year but that fell through. With the scarcity of snow it's just as well it did. We keep one of the S-10s in reserve and let our sidewalk guy use it to get around during storms.<p>We have a 1075 Snow-Ex spreader on the 2500, used primarily for salt while we're plowing. In past years we had a Ford (Last one I'll ever own) F-350 with a 3 yd body and central hydraulics with a tailgate spreader. Didn't get eh central system on the 5500 that repalced the Ford so I've got a Tarco V-box in there right now. I expect to sell the Tarco as soon as I get the hyd system on the 5500 up and running.
 

cutntrim

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
southern ontario
We've got 3 3/4 ton 4x4 GM's. ('85,and two '89's). Two snoway 7.5' (one lexan and one steel), and a meyers 8' with wings and a completely unreliable E-47 pump which we'll most likely replace with a new E-60 next year. Two tailgate salters (Buyers). One 10hp/26&quot; snowblower for walks. <p>----------<br>Dave in S.Ontario<br>
 

Alan

Member
Something I cannot understand is why anyone would run less than an 8' plow on any fullsized pickup. Not necessarily being critical, it's just that with how I see plowing efficiency, anything under the widest you can push is a waste. Personally, I just love the way I can sneak around obstructions with my S-10s with that 8' moldboard clearing WAAAY out to the side.
 
M

Mikey

Guest
I run a 1994 GMC K3500 SRW 6.5TD 4L80E with a 7 1/2' Western Pro Plow. (Alan, I have 2 banks that the drive throughs that I can't get through with an 8')<br>I have a Toro 2450 blower to do the sidewalks and a 24&quot; aluminum shovel for the steps.
 

plowking35

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
S.E. CT
Mickey how has that 6.5 been. 94 is the first year with the EFD and they had a lot of trouble have you? MY 98 has the 6.5 and its been great. It is nice to know that we have a tranny that wount grenade on us.<br>Dino<p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org
 

Lazer

LawnSite Bronze Member
I need help. I'm more competent with a welder than a computer.<p>I have a picture of my rear plow and I have a scanner. I would like to be able to post it for everybody (except those in my area, lol) to see.<p>
 
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