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Plow Chaser
07-15-2011, 09:52 AM
What was the guy doing on top of the salt dome that day?

Replacing the roof.

DareDog
07-15-2011, 07:08 PM
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/skidoo_01/054-7.jpg
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/skidoo_01/055-5.jpg
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/skidoo_01/056-6.jpg
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/skidoo_01/057-7.jpg

granitefan713
07-15-2011, 07:10 PM
Here's another brand new PennDOT International WorkStar, waiting to be lettered and delivered.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/New%20Trucks/100_3298.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/New%20Trucks/100_3347.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/New%20Trucks/100_3346.jpg

Here are some new chassis waiting to be unfitted. PennDOT is getting around 180 of these tandem WorkStars.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/New%20Trucks/100_3339.jpg

mercer_me
07-15-2011, 07:30 PM
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/skidoo_01/056-6.jpg

I'd like to know the year of that truck.

Plow Chaser
07-15-2011, 08:54 PM
It looks like PennDot uses a Valk plow set up with a Tenco wing set up. Correct me if I'm wrong. Those Workstars do look beefy.

granitefan713
07-15-2011, 10:10 PM
It looks like PennDot uses a Valk plow set up with a Tenco wing set up. Correct me if I'm wrong. Those Workstars do look beefy.

The plow frame is actually custom built by J&J Truck Bodies from what I'm told. They also mount the wings, but I'm not sure if they build those frames or not.

tbrownell
07-15-2011, 10:16 PM
I know this truck doesn't have a blade on it nor is it snow related but its state owned, 4x4, big and awesome. Found on The MI DNR firefighters facebook page.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c265/tbrownell/Trucks/31364_124720640901355_106595922713827_123139_1896037_n.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c265/tbrownell/Trucks/31364_124720630901356_106595922713827_123138_7647591_n.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c265/tbrownell/Trucks/31364_124720647568021_106595922713827_123140_5075339_n.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c265/tbrownell/Trucks/31364_124720657568020_106595922713827_123141_306168_n.jpg

tbrownell
07-15-2011, 10:17 PM
last 3

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c265/tbrownell/Trucks/24902_106600599380026_106595922713827_47117_4626658_n.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c265/tbrownell/Trucks/24902_106601626046590_106595922713827_47123_6243878_n.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c265/tbrownell/Trucks/26052_111454785561274_106595922713827_68993_1704812_n.jpg

MassHighway23
07-15-2011, 10:18 PM
Yes, definitely check out some spots up there and get lots of pics!! I know there is a big NYSDOT yard on 87 north just a few exits past the airport and Lake George Highway Dept is just at the tip of the bottom of the lake on Gage Road. You have Warrensburg, Queensbury, and Warren County up there.

Thanks alot man! That's gonna help alot! It turns out, thanks to Google Earth that i'm staying pretty Close to the Lake George Highway Dept!

MassHighway23
07-15-2011, 10:26 PM
Just checked J&J's site, looks like J&J does do PennDOT...

MassHighway23
07-15-2011, 10:31 PM
Actully, when you click on "Custom Solutions" It brings up Somerset Welding and Steel, the parent company of J&J and it says that they do hydralics and all that good stuff, so it's probably them that do the plow frames, but J&J does the bodies.

granitefan713
07-15-2011, 10:57 PM
Actully, when you click on "Custom Solutions" It brings up Somerset Welding and Steel, the parent company of J&J and it says that they do hydralics and all that good stuff, so it's probably them that do the plow frames, but J&J does the bodies.

What my understanding is, when a company like J&J is awarded the "truck equipment" contract, they must do everything (one source accountability). When the truck is delivered to PennDOT, all they have to do is hang the plow on the front. J&J gets the bare chassis, mounts all the hydraulics, plow frames, dump body, spreader, pre-wet tanks, etc. J&J Truck Bodies has a sister company, J&J Truck Equipment, which I believe has a hand in it as well.

Bones357
07-16-2011, 05:28 AM
Just checked J&J's site, looks like J&J does do PennDOT...

From J&J's website:
http://mysite.verizon.net/res7a2sd/284_large_dt_mdc.jpg

Oh, almost forgot....

I saw four Workstar chassis parked for the night a few nights ago at a vacant gas station here in town. They were piggy-backed to each other. The cabs were PennDOT yellow and the frames were black, so I can only assume they belonged to PennDOT. I have no idea why they were parked where they were (bad neighborhood). I'm surprised no one tagged them (graffiti). Anyway, I'm sure they'll be outfitted soon. Hopefully I'll see them this winter. :)

DareDog
07-16-2011, 04:26 PM
i would think an 90's or so,

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/skidoo_01/058-3.jpg
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/skidoo_01/060-9.jpg
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/skidoo_01/062-7.jpg
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/skidoo_01/061-6.jpg

mercer_me
07-17-2011, 02:37 PM
i would think an 90's or so,

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/skidoo_01/058-3.jpg

It's hard to tell but, I'd say it's late 70's or early 80's. The interior never changed for the L series.

PabstBlueRibbon
07-17-2011, 05:06 PM
It's hard to tell but, I'd say it's late 70's or early 80's. The interior never changed for the L series.

Nothing changed on the L series. LOL:mechanic:

mercer_me
07-17-2011, 05:15 PM
Nothing changed on the L series. LOL:mechanic:

They changed the grills and some of the badges over the years, they also starting putting radios in them at some point in time.. But, that's pretty much it.

Kuzanut
07-18-2011, 07:52 AM
Plowing without a radio!!!!! Thats just wrong.......:jester::jester::jester:

vplow
07-18-2011, 11:47 AM
I'd like to know the year of that truck.

Gotta be 70s or 80s, I forget exactly when they changed to the square headlights and straight bars across the grill but pretty sure it was a change made in the mid-late 80s.

crash444
07-19-2011, 06:58 PM
98595

98596

98597
Milling work in town. town trucks working on the state road
96 Mack

08 Pete

94 Pete

Dan85
07-19-2011, 07:22 PM
Milling work in town. town trucks working on the state road


Nice Pics!

mercer_me
07-19-2011, 08:01 PM
98597
Milling work in town. town trucks working on the state road
96 Mack

08 Pete

94 Pete

Why did they leave the head gear on that 1994 Peterbilt?

Dan85
07-19-2011, 08:44 PM
Check out this Mack Super Liner that came up on the auction site...pretty wild!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/Auction%20Plows/TownofSouthport.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/Auction%20Plows/TownofSouthport1.jpg

Paul9
07-19-2011, 09:04 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/troyer4life/99int.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/troyer4life/my10mackready12.jpg

crash444
07-20-2011, 05:06 AM
Why did they leave the head gear on that 1994 Peterbilt?

I am not really sure but I will ask them today. They have a 99 Pete and they don't take that head gear off either. There are some towns that just don't do it. When I started 5 years ago my town never removed head gear either but sense I started I said we are removing it.

Plow Chaser
07-20-2011, 12:22 PM
Check out this Mack Super Liner that came up on the auction site...pretty wild!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/Auction%20Plows/TownofSouthport.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/Auction%20Plows/TownofSouthport1.jpg

That is awesome!!

Bones357
07-20-2011, 05:04 PM
Franklin Township, PA.
http://mysite.verizon.net/res7a2sd/franklintwp.jpg

Dan85
07-21-2011, 09:05 PM
Couple of reserve Internationals down in the southern tier..

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1735crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1739crop.jpg

Ford-101
07-21-2011, 10:26 PM
Couple of reserve Internationals down in the southern tier..

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1735crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1739crop.jpg

Those two trucks would be the town of cherry creek... the tandem is a ex Chautauqua county hwy truck... town bought it for a haul truck... I work with them alot

Dan85
07-21-2011, 10:39 PM
Those two trucks would be the town of cherry creek... the tandem is a ex Chautauqua county hwy truck... town bought it for a haul truck... I work with them alot

Very Good! I was wondering if you would recognize those trucks. Are there any other departments close to there I could visit? Also, any idea who plows South Dayton?

Dan85
07-22-2011, 09:57 PM
Figured some of you guys might like what showed up on the mail today. I got a real good deal from diecastmodels.co so I bought both the 2 and 3 axle versions. I'm really impressed with the quality of this model, TWH has really done a fine job with their products.


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Hobby/Diecast/DSC_1748crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Hobby/Diecast/DSC_1745crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Hobby/Diecast/DSC_1753crop.jpg

MassHighway23
07-23-2011, 08:56 PM
hey plowchaser, any updates/photos on that model you've been working on?

Sadly on my trip to Lake George i only got to 1 department, Bolton ny. i got got some nice pics of their Sterlings ford and a couple old converted NYSDOT internationals. I'll try to get them up tomorrow.

DareDog
07-23-2011, 09:31 PM
Figured some of you guys might like what showed up on the mail today. I got a real good deal from diecastmodels.co so I bought both the 2 and 3 axle versions. I'm really impressed with the quality of this model, TWH has really done a fine job with their products.




can you post a link to the add, i have been looking for one of those.

Dan85
07-23-2011, 09:58 PM
can you post a link to the add, i have been looking for one of those.

Hey Dare, basically it's a promotion where you buy any Manitowoc model and you get 50% of the purchase price back as a "reward zone" credit, which is only good on models in the "reward zone". Both plow models are currently in the reward zone. So I bought a crane and with the 50% credit, I was able to get both models for free. I think the promotion has ended, but here are some other great promotions they run:

Now, if you simply create an account there, you're entitled to 10% off any products for your first purchase. Also, if you friend them on facebook you get something like $25 of reward zone credit after you fill out the form. They have free UPS shipping too. I ordered Tuesday and had my stuff on Friday.

https://www.diecastmodels.co/pages/DCM-Rewards.html

Plow Chaser
07-23-2011, 10:40 PM
Wow, I want one of those Manitowoc cranes now, but they are some serious cash! I see guys on those diecast forums that have dozens of those things. Dan, those Oshkosh plows are great, I did the same. Bought 2 myself!


On my modelling front I haven't done a plow in a while, but am currently working on a resin wing kit to go with the one way and reservible plows I have over at AITM. I hope to have the wing done in the next month or so. But over the past year I've worked on this beast of a mixer!!

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k306/corduroyboy77/CertifiedF900Rtside.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k306/corduroyboy77/CertifiedF900rear.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k306/corduroyboy77/CertifiedF900Front.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k306/corduroyboy77/CertifiedF900.jpg

Plow Chaser
07-23-2011, 10:41 PM
hey plowchaser, any updates/photos on that model you've been working on?

Sadly on my trip to Lake George i only got to 1 department, Bolton ny. i got got some nice pics of their Sterlings ford and a couple old converted NYSDOT internationals. I'll try to get them up tomorrow.

I've always been a believer that getting something is better than nothing. I wish the smaller towns were places you were able to get, but we will look forward to the photos!

MassHighway23
07-24-2011, 09:48 AM
A couple Sterlings

98644

98645

MassHighway23
07-24-2011, 10:09 AM
Another Sterling with a tenco set-up and a Galion Grader.

98646

98647

MassHighway23
07-24-2011, 10:14 AM
What looks like a couple old NYSDOT Internationals...

98648

98649

MassHighway23
07-24-2011, 10:19 AM
A Case Backhoe and a ford dump truck

98650

98651

MassHighway23
07-24-2011, 10:28 AM
First, a John Deere Loader

98652

A bunch of the plows

98653

Last, a Sterling being serviced (i think they were doing some welding on the tailgate and some under-body stuff.)

98654

crazy88
07-24-2011, 10:37 AM
Well Its summer time so here are some Plow trucks being used for chipper trucks. Its been nasty here in Illinois.

Barrington DPW
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5532/002dxk.jpg

Cary DPW
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8576/012cta.jpg

Algonquin Township
http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1647/013acd.jpg

Naperville DPW
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1566/027jp.jpg

crazy88
07-24-2011, 10:38 AM
some more trucks from Illinois

Downers Grove DPW
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/8884/016sjs.jpg

Hanover Park DPW
http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/8503/030fk.jpg

Mount Prospect DPW
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/585/029sv.jpg

Des Plaines DPW
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8603/005ly.jpg

MassHighway23
07-24-2011, 10:39 AM
i will never get over the light bars you guys have there in Illinois...

MassHighway23
07-24-2011, 10:44 AM
Warren County plowing Main Street some time in the 1920's
http://www.warrencountydpw.com/Photos/SNOW%20R1.jpg

MassHighway23
07-24-2011, 10:50 AM
If you click on the pictures on the side, it brings up some pictures of their new and old garages.
http://www.warrencountydpw.com/CountyGarage.htm

Dan85
07-24-2011, 10:53 AM
Wow, I want one of those Manitowoc cranes now, but they are some serious cash! I see guys on those diecast forums that have dozens of those things. Dan, those Oshkosh plows are great, I did the same. Bought 2 myself!



I don't know how those guys can have every single crane in every color - they must be rich! I always try to buy my cranes second hand and save some money. However, with this promotion and the discounts, I couldn't pass it up. Actually, on this one where they get you is the additional boom sections; usually I buy a couple extra sections to max my cranes out ($50-80), but they want $179 for the extension kit!

It will join my small collection one day. These are my two big ones. I have two other, smaller crawlers.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Hobby/Manitowoc%2016000/Picture19527crop.jpg

Speaking of diecast, here's two shows that you guys may or may not know about

This coming Sunday, Ohio:
http://www.dhsdiecast.com/dhs/openhouse/index.html

October 1, 2001, Buffalo, NY
http://www.imcats.com/



Another Sterling with a tenco set-up and a Galion Grader.


Nice shots Mass!! You get bonus points for getting them to let you in the garage!


some more trucks from Illinois

Downers Grove DPW
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/8884/016sjs.jpg



You gotta keep your eyes peeled for some O'Hare tow trucks! Great shots Crazy88!!

MassHighway23
07-24-2011, 11:20 AM
Hey Dan any idea what scale this is- http://www.imcats.com/showpics2010/imcats-2010-181-M.JPG

Because i sure like that Mixer...

Dan85
07-24-2011, 11:25 AM
Hey Dan any idea what scale this is- http://www.imcats.com/showpics2010/imcats-2010-181-M.JPG

Because i sure like that Mixer...

The mixer is 1:50 and is manufactured by Conrad. They have a few other bodies for it too.

http://www.constructionscalemodels.com/productdetail.aspx?recid=%2015443

crazy88
07-24-2011, 08:03 PM
Here are some more shots from Naperville (probably my favorite DPW trucks in the Chicago area):



http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/367/022gjn.jpg

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/246/028sr.jpg

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/2541/017ozi.jpg

crazy88
07-24-2011, 08:19 PM
Chicago Streets & Sanitation
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/2940/016lc.jpg

Arlington Heights DPW
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/6858/001tfj.jpg

Schaumburg DPW
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6971/49912055594208354256o.jpg

Ford-101
07-24-2011, 10:42 PM
Very Good! I was wondering if you would recognize those trucks. Are there any other departments close to there I could visit? Also, any idea who plows South Dayton?

south dayton has there own truck the village barn is on first street... If your on 322(pine st) coming from the rail road tracks turn left on 1st were the super duper is go one block and the barn is on the right... then the town of dayton barn is just off of 62 between gowanda and rt 322 cant miss it

Len90
07-25-2011, 01:21 AM
crazy88: Love the shots of Illinois trucks. It seems like a state standard to have a massive light bar on the front. Do you happen to have shots of any of O'hare Towing vehicles?

BTW: That Schaumburg truck looks like a Type III Brush Fire truck.

MassHighway23
07-25-2011, 09:21 AM
Chicago Streets & Sanitation
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/2940/016lc.jpg

Arlington Heights DPW
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/6858/001tfj.jpg

Schaumburg DPW
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6971/49912055594208354256o.jpg


first of all, any reason for having the light bars on the DPW trucks? and second do you know who makes them?

MassHighway23
07-25-2011, 09:23 AM
BTW: That Schaumburg truck looks like a Type III Brush Fire truck.[/QUOTE]

Funny you say that, i was thing the same thing

MassHighway23
07-25-2011, 09:39 AM
Now if only Sword could make these in diecast!!

PlowChaser made that post about a sick new NYSDOT international
Just randomly going through some of the old posts, i think we should all send sword an e-mail asking them to make a model of that. :nod:

Also, PlowChaser do you know of any companies that make 1:25 scale Sterlings? Thanks! :)

MassHighway23
07-25-2011, 09:42 AM
Anybody see that my total number of posts is stuck on 95? :confused:

MassHighway23
07-25-2011, 09:44 AM
Anybody see that my total number of posts is stuck on 95? :confused:

Nevermind, just me being me...:rolleyes:

MassHighway23
07-25-2011, 09:50 AM
Wow, I want one of those Manitowoc cranes now, but they are some serious cash! I see guys on those diecast forums that have dozens of those things. Dan, those Oshkosh plows are great, I did the same. Bought 2 myself!


On my modelling front I haven't done a plow in a while, but am currently working on a resin wing kit to go with the one way and reservible plows I have over at AITM. I hope to have the wing done in the next month or so. But over the past year I've worked on this beast of a mixer!!

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k306/corduroyboy77/CertifiedF900Rtside.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k306/corduroyboy77/CertifiedF900rear.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k306/corduroyboy77/CertifiedF900Front.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k306/corduroyboy77/CertifiedF900.jpg

Very nice work!

Bones357
07-25-2011, 10:11 AM
PlowChaser made that post about a sick new NYSDOT international


I must have missed that post.

Details, please?:redbounce

Plow Chaser
07-25-2011, 11:47 AM
PlowChaser made that post about a sick new NYSDOT international
Just randomly going through some of the old posts, i think we should all send sword an e-mail asking them to make a model of that. :nod:

Also, PlowChaser do you know of any companies that make 1:25 scale Sterlings? Thanks! :)

You wont find any Sterlings in 1/25th scale. I just wish Sword would make some Oshkosh models that aren't of the airport variety. Give us a P series with a big V and wings!

Plow Chaser
07-25-2011, 11:48 AM
I must have missed that post.

Details, please?:redbounce

This truck will be my next model subject, soon as I finish my wing kit.

Len90
07-25-2011, 03:18 PM
You wont find any Sterlings in 1/25th scale. I just wish Sword would make some Oshkosh models that aren't of the airport variety. Give us a P series with a big V and wings!
We can definitely dream about that

I'd even settle for one like this:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_8084.jpg

crazy88
07-25-2011, 04:28 PM
crazy88: Love the shots of Illinois trucks. It seems like a state standard to have a massive light bar on the front. Do you happen to have shots of any of O'hare Towing vehicles?

BTW: That Schaumburg truck looks like a Type III Brush Fire truck.

I do not have any pics of Ohare Towing, although alot of people do like to photograph them. I love that most of the DPWs have massive light bars -- makes them easy to spot for photos and they look cool.


first of all, any reason for having the light bars on the DPW trucks? and second do you know who makes them?

On most of the DPWs the massive lightbars are mostly from Whelen, I think the reason why so many of them have full lightbars is that they are mostly equipped and outfitted by Monroe Truck Equipment i believe.




Thanks for all the comments guys!

Bones357
07-25-2011, 05:28 PM
Awesome, Ryan!

I love the NYSDOT rigs.

Can't wait to see it when it's done!Thumbs Up

Dan85
07-25-2011, 09:24 PM
south dayton has there own truck the village barn is on first street... If your on 322(pine st) coming from the rail road tracks turn left on 1st were the super duper is go one block and the barn is on the right... then the town of dayton barn is just off of 62 between gowanda and rt 322 cant miss it

Thanks for the info!

Tonkin makes 1/53 Sterling Triaxles. You guys gotta help push Ryan into 1:50 scale, so many more trucks available! The limited accessories means you can cash in! payup


You wont find any Sterlings in 1/25th scale. I just wish Sword would make some Oshkosh models that aren't of the airport variety. Give us a P series with a big V and wings!


For what it's worth, Sword/DHS has asked a question on their Facebook page about what models we would like to see. Not that this is going to start any revolutions, but every little bit helps. Here was my response:

Thanks for taking our opinions into consideration! I would love to see some municipal plowing equipment - like NYSDOT Granite dump trucks with the full winter setup. (Hey you already have the Granite mold and license! Plus, the old NYSDOT plow models are hard to come by, so that’s a good indicator of how popular these could be!) These trucks would also be smaller and possibly less expensive to manufacture – which is something to focus on during these times. Also, you can sell different DOT schemes, so you have tons of options for different products that people are going to want to collect. If you need any reference material, here’s 300+ page reference of municipal equipment! http://www.plowsite.com/sh​owthread.php?t=20489&page=​299
June 16 at 7:35pm ∑ Like

MassHighway23
07-26-2011, 01:12 PM
This truck will be my next model subject, soon as I finish my wing kit.
Hey Ryan, just wondering, what company do you model your plow kits after?

Also, does anyone know of any any companies that make 1:25 scale Internationals, or do you think i should just make them on my own? (I looked at the Tonkin Sterlings Dan, but they wenrn't the right model, thanks though.) I was thinking in a NYSTA International would be pretty cool!

Plow Chaser
07-26-2011, 01:18 PM
Hey Ryan, just wondering, what company do you model your plow kits after?

Also, does anyone know of any any companies that make 1:25 scale Internationals, or do you think i should just make them on my own? (I looked at the Tonkin Sterlings Dan, but they wenrn't the right model, thanks though.) I was thinking in a NYSTA International would be pretty cool!

They are basically Viking and Frink setups. Those are the ones I saw as a kid growing up and just like the look of the plows they manufacture(d).

You can find 1/25th scale IHs. Ertl put out 2 S series. 2575 set forward axle and 2674 set back axle. Both are hard to find kits on Ebay. I have a stash of each, but they are getting so rare to find anymore. You still can pick up the Paystar kits for around $40-$50. You can also get a conversion of the S series from modelsbydave.com.

MassHighway23
07-26-2011, 01:20 PM
thanks ryan!

MassHighway23
07-27-2011, 01:41 PM
[QUOTE=Dan85





For what it's worth, Sword/DHS has asked a question on their Facebook page about what models we would like to see. Not that this is going to start any revolutions, but every little bit helps. Here was my response:[/QUOTE]


I would Love to See a paystar!

98697 Thumbs Up

MassHighway23
07-27-2011, 01:51 PM
Hey Ryan, sorry about all the questions, but i really want to get started in 1/25 scale. what do you use to mold your plows and trucks, and also what do you use to put in the molds, thanks!

MassHighway23
07-27-2011, 02:01 PM
I would Love to See a paystar!

98697 Thumbs Up


But then there's the NYSTA Internationals-love the page Mr.PlowChaser the BEST!

98698


98699

MassHighway23
07-27-2011, 02:11 PM
Some NYSDOT stuff. 2nd to last is for you Mercer_me!
http://http://www.flickriver.com/groups/1407228@N25/pool/interesting/

Can't tell if the link works...

MassHighway23
07-27-2011, 02:15 PM
Here it is... Ryan i think your Brockway is on here...

http://www.flickriver.com/groups/1407228@N25/pool/interesting/

Plow Chaser
07-27-2011, 03:19 PM
Hey Ryan, sorry about all the questions, but i really want to get started in 1/25 scale. what do you use to mold your plows and trucks, and also what do you use to put in the molds, thanks!

I use RTV Silicone rubber to make the molds and urethane resin to make the parts.

Plow Chaser
07-27-2011, 03:22 PM
Here it is... Ryan i think your Brockway is on here...

http://www.flickriver.com/groups/1407228@N25/pool/interesting/

That would be it!!

Dan85
07-27-2011, 05:57 PM
Hey Ryan, sorry about all the questions, but i really want to get started in 1/25 scale. what do you use to mold your plows and trucks, and also what do you use to put in the molds, thanks!

This is my first venture into the larger stuff, though this guy is only 1:32, but it has been really fun. I bought this snap together kit at Michaels with a 40% coupon, so $16 all said and done. I still have a ways to go, but it's close! the plow was a PITA to make. It's not even close to being correct, but there was no way I was trying to form a new one again!

Ryan, where do you find all your scale chains and hardware? Also, what's your secret on warning lights/plow lights?

Original (http://www.fantasyworldhobbies.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=7041)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Hobby/DSC_1765crop2.jpg

Plow Chaser
07-27-2011, 07:43 PM
Dan that came out awesome!! Scale chains I get at the hobby shop in the boat model section, also the local train shop has tons of chain. And the headlights I use are made out of Plastruct C channel. Warning lights are the ones that come in all of the old AMT kits. I'm sure you could make your own of those too out of clear plastic and fill it in with turn signal amber paint.

mercer_me
07-27-2011, 08:27 PM
Some NYSDOT stuff. 2nd to last is for you Mercer_me!
http://http://www.flickriver.com/groups/1407228@N25/pool/interesting/

Can't tell if the link works...

The link didn't work for me.

MassHighway23
07-27-2011, 08:35 PM
This is my first venture into the larger stuff, though this guy is only 1:32, but it has been really fun. I bought this snap together kit at Michaels with a 40% coupon, so $16 all said and done. I still have a ways to go, but it's close! the plow was a PITA to make. It's not even close to being correct, but there was no way I was trying to form a new one again!

Ryan, where do you find all your scale chains and hardware? Also, what's your secret on warning lights/plow lights?

Original (http://www.fantasyworldhobbies.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=7041)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Hobby/DSC_1765crop2.jpg

Dan, Incredible modeling and are you going to put a wing on that rig?

The link didn't work for me.

Try the second post with the link.

mercer_me
07-27-2011, 08:41 PM
Some NYSDOT stuff. 2nd to last is for you Mercer_me!
http://http://www.flickriver.com/groups/1407228@N25/pool/interesting/

Can't tell if the link works...

The link didn't work for me.

Try the second post with the link.

The second link worked. I think that old Ford is saveable, it didn't look to bad. They also had some nice older Internationals on there.

Uncle Herb
07-27-2011, 08:57 PM
I got you covered Uncle Herb!! I love the old Buffalo Springfield roller!! Stop by if you get a chance. Great equipment at Vernon!

I knew this forum wouldn't let me down. Glad Vernon doesn't believe in the surplus equipment auction!

Dan85
07-27-2011, 10:01 PM
Dan that came out awesome!! Scale chains I get at the hobby shop in the boat model section, also the local train shop has tons of chain. And the headlights I use are made out of Plastruct C channel. Warning lights are the ones that come in all of the old AMT kits. I'm sure you could make your own of those too out of clear plastic and fill it in with turn signal amber paint.

Thanks Ryan. Good ideas, I appreciate it. I was really stumped on the plow lights; I actually have some 1:87 building flood lights that might work.

Dan, Incredible modeling and are you going to put a wing on that rig?


Thanks! I have a wing made up, but I just haven't found the motivation to build all the teeny-tiny mounting pieces yet. Maybe Ryan can attest to this; but I know I leave the most painful details to the end and eventually you hit a point where the motivation is below the necessary threshold to handle building the more complicated parts, thus you have a standstill.

MassHighway23
07-28-2011, 04:44 PM
Check out this NYC Sanitation Dept. MAck With Vee!

98740

MassHighway23
07-28-2011, 04:57 PM
Hey, do you have any more pictures of this, i think i'd like to model it.

98698[/ATTACH]

MassHighway23
07-28-2011, 04:59 PM
Hey, do you have any more pictures of this, i think i'd like to model it.
Never mind that.

But then there's the NYSTA Internationals-love the page Mr.PlowChaser the BEST!

Hey do you have a more pics of this 7600? I think i might try modeling it.
98698


98699

tbrownell
07-28-2011, 11:24 PM
first of all, any reason for having the light bars on the DPW trucks? and second do you know who makes them?

If your asking about who makes the light bars then the answer for 90% if not all of the full width bars pictured on those trucks are made by whelen. There is a mix of their edge, liberty and justice models.

MassHighway23
07-29-2011, 08:37 AM
Hey ryan, are you going to make wing kits for the left side?

MassHighway23
07-29-2011, 08:49 AM
I use RTV Silicone rubber to make the molds and urethane resin to make the parts.

Any good company to buy these from?

MassHighway23
07-29-2011, 09:13 AM
Found online...

98755

98756

crash444
07-29-2011, 12:20 PM
98763
My new town Pickup 2011 Dodge 2500 6.7 HO Cummins 800foot lbs of torque. 9.2 Boss VXT
Built my own Headache rack

Plow Chaser
07-29-2011, 01:54 PM
Hey ryan, are you going to make wing kits for the left side?

Just a right side wing for now. Will have to do a left in the future. I love the Thruway trucks with the left wing and reversible plow!!

I use a local company for my casting supplies, but smooth on makes really good stuff. www.smooth-on.com

MassHighway23
07-29-2011, 03:39 PM
Just a right side wing for now. Will have to do a left in the future. I love the Thruway trucks with the left wing and reversible plow!!

I use a local company for my casting supplies, but smooth on makes really good stuff. www.smooth-on.com


So, do you have to use the clay to make the molds?

Thank You

P.S. Can't wait to see the wing kits!

Plow Chaser
07-29-2011, 03:43 PM
So, do you have to use the clay to make the molds?

Thank You

P.S. Can't wait to see the wing kits!

For a 2 part mold you do. Youtube RTV mold making and you will learn a ton. Also go to Tapplastics.com and check out their videos. Teaches you all about molds and resin casting.

I've got the rear wing tower all fabbed up and should start work on the rest here soon.

MassHighway23
07-29-2011, 04:05 PM
I couldn't really figure out which video to watch on youtube but i watched a bunch. i'll try the other link. thank you verry much!

Len90
07-30-2011, 01:57 AM
Just a right side wing for now. Will have to do a left in the future. I love the Thruway trucks with the left wing and reversible plow!!

I use a local company for my casting supplies, but smooth on makes really good stuff. www.smooth-on.com

From what I've seen all of the new Internationals coming in are dual wings. Does anyone know if they still have the Mack RDs? There was one based out of the garage in Central Valley?? back in December. I passed by it recently and didn't see it. Here's a shot of it finishing up after an overnight dusting to 1 inch.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_1292r.jpg

MassHighway23
07-30-2011, 09:01 AM
From what I've seen all of the new Internationals coming in are dual wings. Does anyone know if they still have the Mack RDs? There was one based out of the garage in Central Valley?? back in December. I passed by it recently and didn't see it. Here's a shot of it finishing up after an overnight dusting to 1 inch.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_1292r.jpg

Nice Shot!

Bones357
07-30-2011, 09:12 PM
I love the Thruway trucks with the left wing and reversible plow!!



Like this?Thumbs Up
http://mysite.verizon.net/res7a2sd/NYSTA_1.jpg

Len90
07-31-2011, 02:43 AM
Like this?Thumbs Up
http://mysite.verizon.net/res7a2sd/NYSTA_1.jpg

That has to be an older shot. I still wish NYSDOT and NY Thruway would get the double wing cages. Secondly, I've noticed that the thruway got rid of the blue hoods. Now just a solid yellow truck...

Dan85
07-31-2011, 05:53 PM
Town of Williamsville hoarding some new or very clean Tencos..

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1756crop.jpg

Couple of trucks at the dealer


City of Buffalo

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1781crop1.jpg

NYS DOT

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1783crop2.jpg

Dan85
07-31-2011, 05:56 PM
Demo truck at Regional International

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1793crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1795crop1.jpg

Not a plow truck, but definitely pretty neat! I wonder if you can rent this bad boy??!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/Trucks/DSC_1774crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/Trucks/DSC_1776crop.jpg

Bones357
07-31-2011, 08:49 PM
That has to be an older shot. I still wish NYSDOT and NY Thruway would get the double wing cages. Secondly, I've noticed that the thruway got rid of the blue hoods. Now just a solid yellow truck...

Yes, it's an older shot. Probably from around 2000.

Are you sure about the hood colors? Thruway has black and DOT has blue.

These newer shots from elsewhere in the thread still show painted hoods:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1719crop.jpg
http://www.plowsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98698&d=1311789536

I have noticed that Thruway doesn't seem to be painting black on the front of their plows anymore. Batavia used to paint an inverted "V" on the moldboard and Buffalo used to paint the corners black creating a yellow "V". I'll have to check the Westfield shed sometime.

I'll be in Batavia next weekend so I'll try to get some new pics from the Thruway shed there.

grandview
07-31-2011, 08:59 PM
Demo truck at Regional International
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Seen it sitting there.

Dan85
07-31-2011, 09:07 PM
I'll be in Batavia next weekend so I'll try to get some new pics from the Thruway shed there.

For the truck show? I'm planning on heading out to that as well. You're actually be very close to where I took the pictures of all those NYSDOT trucks, it's vikinig cives of Oakfield. Also, Boyles truck sales is right down the road too, they seem to have an interesting mix.

Seen it sitting there.

Hey Grandview, do you know of any other old gems sitting around the area or places to go? I think you've posed some shots of old equipment.

Bones357
07-31-2011, 09:15 PM
For the truck show? I'm planning on heading out to that as well. You're actually be very close to where I took the pictures of all those NYSDOT trucks, it's vikinig cives of Oakfield. Also, Boyles truck sales is right down the road too, they seem to have an interesting mix.

Actually, I didn't even know about the truck show. We have family in Elba and we are going to the Elba Field Days.

I know where Boyles is, but I didn't know Viking Cives of Oakfield existed. I must check it out!:D

Plow Chaser
07-31-2011, 09:37 PM
For the truck show? I'm planning on heading out to that as well. You're actually be very close to where I took the pictures of all those NYSDOT trucks, it's vikinig cives of Oakfield. Also, Boyles truck sales is right down the road too, they seem to have an interesting mix.



Hey Grandview, do you know of any other old gems sitting around the area or places to go? I think you've posed some shots of old equipment.

Are you going to the Brockway show Dan? There's some good truck spots all over the place down there! And going to there!

Dan85
07-31-2011, 09:42 PM
Actually, I didn't even know about the truck show. We have family in Elba and we are going to the Elba Field Days.

I know where Boyles is, but I didn't know Viking Cives of Oakfield existed. I must check it out!:D

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0BwuEVBgr2mhyMGUxMmZlNTQtMzQ4Yi00OTA5LWIxOWUtNzUxZGMzNmYyYzRj&hl=en_US

Are you going to the Brockway show Dan? There's some good truck spots all over the place down there! And going to there!

I hadn't made a decision on Cortland just yet, but if I do, I will definitely be e-mailing you for some locations! Seems like it's a pretty big show?

MassHighway23
08-01-2011, 09:11 AM
Demo truck at Regional International

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1793crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1795crop1.jpg

Not a plow truck, but definitely pretty neat! I wonder if you can rent this bad boy??!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/Trucks/DSC_1774crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/Trucks/DSC_1776crop.jpg

Henrietta, right?

MassHighway23
08-01-2011, 09:30 AM
Hey ryan sorry about all the questions but on your frankfort truck, is pretty much everything molded, and do you make your molds by hand? Thanks SO much!

Plow Chaser
08-01-2011, 10:04 AM
Hey ryan sorry about all the questions but on your frankfort truck, is pretty much everything molded, and do you make your molds by hand? Thanks SO much!

On the Frankfort truck, everything was scratchbuilt. I didn't mold or cast any of the parts I fabbed up. Kinda wish I did.

We probably should move all the model talk to the scale model plows thread?

MassHighway23
08-01-2011, 10:17 AM
On the Frankfort truck, everything was scratchbuilt. I didn't mold or cast any of the parts I fabbed up. Kinda wish I did.

We probably should move all the model talk to the scale model plows thread?

I agree, thanks!

MassHighway23
08-01-2011, 10:34 AM
Does anybody have any pics of the MassPike Paystars?

Plow Boss
08-01-2011, 04:41 PM
Found Online

Plow Boss
08-01-2011, 04:44 PM
Bernards Twp Nj

Dan85
08-01-2011, 06:11 PM
Henrietta, right?

Actually, the plow was in Cheetowaga, NY and the boom truck was in Buffalo, NY at a hotel.

FWIW, we're probably the same seven people who go between the scale modeling thread and this thread, I have no problem discussing both in here.

Also, on my trip back to the office from Sams Club, after I realized I left my wallet there :dizzy:, I found a NICE cache of heavy snow plows at the Niagara Falls airport. From what I could see by just zipping by, there was two new(er) tandem Oshkoshs and possibly 2-3 old ones. Over on the Guard potion of the base, there were a couple but they were waaaaay back. I want to go back and snap some pictures, but I don't want to wind up in the Guantanamo! Will you guys be my alibi if they detain me? lol.

oshkosh619
08-01-2011, 06:47 PM
Does anybody have any pics of the MassPike Paystars?

Yup... best one of the group:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36474602@N06/5382681477/in/pool-1571568@N22

Third from the right:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36474602@N06/5382683159/in/pool-1571568@N22

Fourth from the right:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36474602@N06/5382683333/in/pool-1571568@N22

Parked next to the Oshkosh and covered in snow:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36474602@N06/5382682365/in/pool-1571568@N22

Parked next to the Ford:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36474602@N06/5383285920/in/pool-1571568@N22

Len90
08-01-2011, 07:46 PM
Yes, it's an older shot. Probably from around 2000.

Are you sure about the hood colors? Thruway has black and DOT has blue.

These newer shots from elsewhere in the thread still show painted hoods:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1719crop.jpg
http://www.plowsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98698&d=1311789536

I have noticed that Thruway doesn't seem to be painting black on the front of their plows anymore. Batavia used to paint an inverted "V" on the moldboard and Buffalo used to paint the corners black creating a yellow "V". I'll have to check the Westfield shed sometime.

I'll be in Batavia next weekend so I'll try to get some new pics from the Thruway shed there.

I'll post a few more pictures later. It probably is black but the RD was covered in salt and had the sun hit it at an angle which made it look blue. The blades I have seen are all yellow. Most of the the Sterlings that I have seen and all of the newer Internationals have solid yellow hoods including every WorkStar. I'll get the photos uploaded either later tonight or tomorrow to show the solid yellow hoods.

Uncle Herb
08-01-2011, 09:32 PM
Yes, there is a truck show at the Batavia Fair grounds this Sat/Sun. Always a cool selection of stuff. And yes, the Brockway show is huge.

Len90
08-02-2011, 12:54 AM
Okay here is my proof of solid yellow hoods. All photos were taken by me...

Workstar (double winger w/o left wing
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_1293r.jpg
Another Workstar (same set-up as the other) with an older Sterling
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_1298r.jpg
International not sure think it's a 7400
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_1304r.jpg
Final one...
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_1392.jpg

Len90
08-02-2011, 12:58 AM
While I'm at it, how about some NJ Turnpike updates. Caught this today at the Exit 8 vehicle facility in East Windsor.

Out with the old....
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_2209.jpg

In with the new. I think there were about 16 fully decaled and ready to go with another 8 that were still naked.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_2206.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_2207.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_2208.jpg

I'm starting to think it is only a matter of a couple of years before the entire NJ Turnpike and GSP fleet will be converted over to the Workstars.

MassHighway23
08-02-2011, 10:35 AM
Yup... best one of the group:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36474602@N06/5382681477/in/pool-1571568@N22

Thanks! possibly a model idea.
[QUOTE=Len90;1295621]Okay here is my proof of solid yellow hoods. All photos were taken by me...

Workstar (double winger w/o left wing
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_1293r.jpg
Another Workstar (same set-up as the other) with an older Sterling
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_1298r.jpg
International not sure think it's a 7400
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_1304r.jpg
[I have a bunch NYSTA pics from this winter, but i can't find the right memory card; also, does anyone know how to post pics from your e-mail?

[QUOTE=Dan85;1295523]Actually, the plow was in Cheetowaga, NY and the boom truck was in Buffalo, NY at a hotel.

FWIW, we're probably the same seven people who go between the scale modeling thread and this thread, I have no problem discussing both in here.

Also, on my trip back to the office from Sams Club, after I realized I left my wallet there :dizzy:, I found a NICE cache of heavy snow plows at the Niagara Falls airport. From what I could see by just zipping by, there was two new(er) tandem Oshkoshs and possibly 2-3 old ones. Over on the Guard potion of the base, there were a couple but they were waaaaay back. I want to go back and snap some pictures, but I don't want to wind up in the Guantanamo! Will you guys be my alibi if they detain me? lol.

Yeah, there's a Regional IH in Hennrietta.

So, what does everybody think, scale modeling in here to?

MassHighway23
08-02-2011, 10:37 AM
Also, anybody know how to post pics from your e-mail?

Bones357
08-02-2011, 12:39 PM
Okay here is my proof of solid yellow hoods. All photos were taken by me...

Hey Len,

I hope you know that I wasn't suggesting you were lying!:D

Interesting. I wonder if it's a regional thing, like painting the front of the plows?

I'll check some Thruway sheds on my trip this weekend.

Plow Chaser
08-02-2011, 12:59 PM
Hey Len,

I hope you know that I wasn't suggesting you were lying!:D

Interesting. I wonder if it's a regional thing, like painting the front of the plows?

I'll check some Thruway sheds on my trip this weekend.

Surprising to see hoods without the black!

And Bones, we expect lots of photo from your trip!!!:salute:

Len90
08-02-2011, 03:24 PM
Hey Len,

I hope you know that I wasn't suggesting you were lying!:D

Interesting. I wonder if it's a regional thing, like painting the front of the plows?

I'll check some Thruway sheds on my trip this weekend.

Haha no offense taken at all. I was surprised to see solid yellow hoods on the trucks as I was used to seeing pictures of them with black hoods. So far I can say that two different areas had trucks with solid yellow.

Plow Chaser: That was my reaction when taken the pictures of them.

MassHighway: Sorry I only know how to post via a photo hosting site.

Dan85
08-02-2011, 07:33 PM
Looks like black out here:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1825crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1827crop.jpg

Here's the airport equipment I mentioned yesterday:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1796crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1797crop.jpg

MassHighway23
08-02-2011, 08:25 PM
Looks like black out here:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1825crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1827crop.jpg

Here's the airport equipment I mentioned yesterday:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1796crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1797crop.jpg

Love It! Awesome Rigs!

Len90
08-02-2011, 09:21 PM
Looks like black out here:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1825crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1827crop.jpg

Here's the airport equipment I mentioned yesterday:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1796crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1797crop.jpg

Wow that is crazy. I guess each garage or division has the option then?

Love the airport stuff!

Plow Chaser
08-02-2011, 10:11 PM
That light green Oshkosh is nuts. I remember a while back there was some Autocars from Buffalo AP for sale. Then I think Mccleans got them. I'll try to find them and post em up.

Dan85
08-02-2011, 10:30 PM
Thanks guys. They're actually having an airshow there in September, so I will have to check that out - maybe they will bring some equipment out?

Look at us keeping this thread alive during the summer. We should get some sort of award for the longest, most active thread ever!

MassHighway23
08-03-2011, 08:51 AM
Thanks guys. They're actually having an airshow there in September, so I will have to check that out - maybe they will bring some equipment out?

Look at us keeping this thread alive during the summer. We should get some sort of award for the longest, most active thread ever!

Yeah i agree! I'm heading to a Mass DCR Centennial celebration today. it says they will have the vehicle they use to maintain their parks and froests. Possibly plows? I'll post some pics if there are any.

DareDog
08-03-2011, 08:58 AM
if i remember right thruway shed near me they have all yellow hoods.

Plow Chaser
08-03-2011, 12:26 PM
Here's the Autocar pics which I believe are from the Buffalo airport that was once for sale, then SA Mcclean bought it up!

And we should get an award for the biggest thread on Plowsite!! Look how big this thing has gotten!

Len90
08-03-2011, 12:39 PM
I to am very proud of this accomplishments. However, all of this Thruway hood confusion makes me want some PennDOT....

6 wheel Sterling around Lancaster
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_1711r.jpg

Granite MPs
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_1825r.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_2203r.jpg

Brand new WorkStar with what looks like a double wing set-up???
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_2202r.jpg

MassHighway23
08-04-2011, 01:13 PM
Here's the Autocar pics which I believe are from the Buffalo airport that was once for sale, then SA Mcclean bought it up!

And we should get an award for the biggest thread on Plowsite!! Look how big this thing has gotten!

I love the shape of those blades! Finnally figured out how to get pics from Picasa!:redbounce

MassHighway23
08-04-2011, 08:01 PM
Here's a Mass Highway Ford that's been around for as long as i can remember.

98845

mercer_me
08-04-2011, 08:02 PM
I found this F-550 on Craigslist. It's a 2002 F-550 4x4, 6 speed, 7.3 Power Stroke, front dump and a plow and wing. http://maine.craigslist.org/cto/2489842553.html

MassHighway23
08-04-2011, 08:06 PM
I to am very proud of this accomplishments. However, all of this Thruway hood confusion makes me want some PennDOT....

6 wheel Sterling around Lancaster
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_1711r.jpg

Granite MPs
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_1825r.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_2203r.jpg

Brand new WorkStar with what looks like a double wing set-up???
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/FDNYwiz/Snow%20Plows/IMG_2202r.jpg

Hey Len, how do you do the thing where you write your name on the picture?

mercer_me
08-04-2011, 08:20 PM
I found these pictures of this Dodge 5500 online. I have never seen a Dodge 5500 with a wing before this one.

man4054
08-04-2011, 09:23 PM
Dodge with a double wing is rare I dnt think that a dodge with a double wing is a good setup

Len90
08-04-2011, 10:48 PM
Hey Len, how do you do the thing where you write your name on the picture?

It's pretty easy to do. I usually just add the photo to photobucket and then go into edit, decorate, text. I choose the transparent background and it's done.

A Dodge 5500 with a wing? Will it even be able to support a wing like that?

Uncle Herb
08-04-2011, 10:52 PM
Three trucks that belong to the village of East Syracuse working on a chip seal job. I'm glad I took that dog for a walk!

http://dailydieseldose.com/images/image_17.jpg

http://dailydieseldose.com/images/image_18.jpg

http://dailydieseldose.com/images/image_19.jpg

Bones357
08-04-2011, 11:27 PM
Surprising to see hoods without the black!

And Bones, we expect lots of photo from your trip!!!:salute:

OK!:salute:

Hope I don't let you guys down.;)

And the Dodge with the wing...Summit Twp. here has a setup like that, but I think it's a Ford or a Chevy. Same size truck though. I just saw it the other day (sans plows, of course).

MassHighway23
08-05-2011, 10:11 AM
Some Maine DOT Volvos from i think 2008.

98856

98857

MassHighway23
08-05-2011, 10:36 AM
Is anybody having problems posting picture from SDHC memory cards? Thanks!

It's pretty easy to do. I usually just add the photo to photobucket and then go into edit, decorate, text. I choose the transparent background and it's done.


I use picasa 3. when i type "MassHighway23" on my pictures and save it, it works. But when i come here to plowsite go into the harddrive, and look at the preview it still has my name on it. But when i post the pics my name isn't on the pics. I think it is because of the transparent background thing, which i can't figure out how to do. Anybody else who uses Picasa know of any "transparent background" option on Picasa? Thanks so much!

melldog55
08-05-2011, 11:16 AM
whats up with the shoot to the side of the spreader, that only covers about half a foot of highway?

WingPlow
08-05-2011, 04:45 PM
whats up with the shoot to the side of the spreader, that only covers about half a foot of highway?

it keeps the salt from spreading out ..the more you have the faster it works


the crown in the road lets the brine run into the rest of the lane

Bones357
08-05-2011, 05:23 PM
Well, my hunt was kind of a bust today. On my way through there was an Oshkosh in front of Boyles in Batavia. But when I went back a few hours later to take pics, it was gone. :(

The NYSTA shed was all locked up and everyone was gone. There was only one way around the fence and it was right by the toll booths. I thought for sure the attendants would call the police if I went around. Plus, most of the trucks weren't there. There were a couple Work Stars and a Sterling with a liquid tank. I could only get a pic of one Work Star.:(

Elba's trucks were all inside, but I did get some pics of their equipment, including a painted V plow.

I had better luck at Viking Cives. They had a Peterbilt with a mid body spreader and a crapload of NYSDOT Dura Stars. Only one had a plow...a poly trip edge Viking.

Will post the pics later, probably not until Monday.

Dan85
08-05-2011, 10:32 PM
Well, my hunt was kind of a bust today. On my way through there was an Oshkosh in front of Boyles in Batavia. But when I went back a few hours later to take pics, it was gone. :(


I had better luck at Viking Cives. They had a Peterbilt with a mid body spreader and a crapload of NYSDOT Dura Stars. Only one had a plow...a poly trip edge Viking.

Will post the pics later, probably not until Monday.

Guess that means I don't have to hit up viking? Saves me a little gas! I always have such high hopes for Boyles, but every time it's a let down.

I'll probably be at the show tomorrow, idk if any of you guys are gonna go. I'll have an orange backpack on, feel free to come up and say hi. :waving:

Dan85
08-06-2011, 02:36 PM
I went to the truck show today, it was pretty interesting. Boyles sent an Oshkosh. The 'Maxx' Demo truck was there too - keep an eye out for it at your local international dealer.

Now, if you guys are anything like me, you refuse to adequately prepare for trips like this; thus resulting in getting kind of lost. Well, I did get a little lost, but I found some gems while I was finding my way. When I finally thought I had found a way to the fairgrounds, it dead ended at a county garage. As I was leaving a cop was coming in; I refused to ask him for directions.

Anyways, here we go:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1831crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1830crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1828crop.jpg

Dan85
08-06-2011, 02:37 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1832crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1834crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1838crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1839crop.jpg

Dan85
08-06-2011, 02:38 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1843crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1903crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_1905crop.jpg

Uncle Herb
08-06-2011, 03:13 PM
Cool stuff Dan. I couldn't believe how spartan that new Oshkosh was. Not much has changed on those trucks. I don't know how many trucks were there during your visit but the turn out was pretty low as of 10AM. One of the vendors told me the truck show really starts on Sunday. Wish I had know that before getting up a t 5AM.

Dan85
08-06-2011, 03:20 PM
Cool stuff Dan. I couldn't believe how spartan that new Oshkosh was. Not much has changed on those trucks. I don't know how many trucks were there during your visit but the turn out was pretty low as of 10AM. One of the vendors told me the truck show really starts on Sunday. Wish I had know that before getting up a t 5AM.

You must have walked right by me; I was there from 10-11:30ish. Figures, at KOT, seems like there were more trucks Saturday, so that was my logic for going today as opposed to tomorrow.

I heard a few people talk about the Oshkosh and they said "oh that's restored, they don't make these anymore". haha.

Did you catch this gem hiding out back? If Dailydiesel needs any filler photos, I have some I'd glady contribute. :D

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/Trucks/DSC_1868crop.jpg

Uncle Herb
08-06-2011, 03:45 PM
LOL @ the Oshkosh. But yeah, send that Autocar over! eric@dailydieseldose.com.

Most years this is a one day show and the turn out is HUGE! However, this year things were done different as it's the 25th anniversary. Tomorrow will most likely bring alot more stuff.

Bones357
08-06-2011, 05:24 PM
That Oshkosh and the Max were the ones that were parked in front of Boyles early Friday afternoon. They must have left for the show right before I got there.

Nice hunting Dan! You got some that I didn't see at Boyles. I didn't even pull in when I saw that the Oshkosh was gone.

I think that between you and me we got pics of most of the visible rigs in Genesee county this weekend. Not bad for summer!:)

mercer_me
08-06-2011, 06:04 PM
What brand of engines does Oshkosh put in there trucks?

Dan85
08-06-2011, 06:17 PM
That Oshkosh and the Max were the ones that were parked in front of Boyles early Friday afternoon. They must have left for the show right before I got there.

Nice hunting Dan! You got some that I didn't see at Boyles. I didn't even pull in when I saw that the Oshkosh was gone.

I think that between you and me we got pics of most of the visible rigs in Genesee county this weekend. Not bad for summer!:)

We did alright! Just past Boyles there is the Genesee County Airport - they had a big plow sitting next to one of the buildings, so I bet they have something decent for doing the runways. Also, across the road is a contractor that has an old Mack DM (?) it has the big steel fenders.

Autocar19003
08-06-2011, 06:33 PM
That light green Oshkosh is nuts. I remember a while back there was some Autocars from Buffalo AP for sale. Then I think Mccleans got them. I'll try to find them and post em up.

Here is a pic of the two Autocars from Buffalo International Airport from Mark Redman's collection on Hank's Trucks page.

I like the Valley Truck mudflaps!

MassHighway23
08-07-2011, 11:20 AM
Here is a pic of the two Autocars from Buffalo International Airport from Mark Redman's collection on Hank's Trucks page.

I like the Valley Truck mudflaps!

I'll always think it's unny how they store those blades on the plows!

MassHighway23
08-07-2011, 11:23 AM
Hey, anyone know who makes NYSTA's plows?

Kuzanut
08-07-2011, 11:26 AM
I love the wiper on the passenger side door on that Oshkosh. Its a shame they didn't have either of them wearing some winter attire.....

MassHighway23
08-07-2011, 12:03 PM
Just Found this Picture online, apparantly the dump truck in the picture is a MassDOT freightliner. i've never seen one before has any else? Does any one have a better pic?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59172924@N05/5497876751/in/pool-1573853@N25/

MassHighway23
08-07-2011, 12:10 PM
Hey, found one of my pics on flicr. any ways, anybody know what model Viking mass DOT uses. Can't find it on Viking's site. thanks!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25664139@N06/5507733455/in/pool-1573853@N25/

I think it is this...
http://www.vikingcives.com/pdf/VCU/HD%20Trip%20Edge%20Reversible.pdf

oshkosh619
08-07-2011, 04:29 PM
What brand of engines does Oshkosh put in there trucks?

Caterpillar ACERT engines are the standard these days.

Bones357
08-07-2011, 05:37 PM
Hey, anyone know who makes NYSTA's plows?

Viking-Cives.

I have some good pics of their plows from a while back. I'll scan and post them.

Oh, I also stopped by the NYSTA Westfield shed today. I got some pics of their rigs. Nothing out of the ordinary...All Internationals and mostly older ones at that. The newest one was set up as a double winger.

I'll post all my pics tomorrow.

mercer_me
08-07-2011, 06:12 PM
Caterpillar ACERT engines are the standard these days.

So they don't put highway engines in them?

Plow Chaser
08-07-2011, 07:44 PM
Awesome pics Dan!! You've been finding some awesome stuff lately!

PabstBlueRibbon
08-07-2011, 07:45 PM
So they don't put highway engines in them?

CAT with ACERT is a highway engine. ACERT is Cat's emission controls

mercer_me
08-07-2011, 08:20 PM
CAT with ACERT is a highway engine. ACERT is Cat's emission controls

I thought CAT stoped building highway engines.

Dan85
08-07-2011, 09:47 PM
Awesome pics Dan!! You've been finding some awesome stuff lately!

Thanks Ryan, someone has to pick up the slack since you left NY! Just kidding.

I really enjoy the 'plow hunt'. I enjoy the friendly competition of who can get a more interesting shot or truck. Plus we all really seem to enjoy each others photos, so that really encourages me to get out.. With the job switch this year, I probably will not be out plowing, so I can actually go out and snap pictures in a storm - I'm looking forward to that.

Bigfoot Brent
08-07-2011, 09:49 PM
I thought CAT stoped building highway engines.

They did, except for the Austrailian market until 2013. Could these Oshkosh's be emissions exempt like for military or off-road use?

snow
08-07-2011, 10:32 PM
Heres 2 Mack RM's from a contractor who plows for Mass Highway.

snow
08-07-2011, 10:37 PM
Another Mack RM from a Mass Highway contractor.

snow
08-07-2011, 10:41 PM
another mack RM

southshoreplow
08-08-2011, 12:34 AM
another mack RM

That Hull highway truck is the balls lol I have always admired it

Bones357
08-08-2011, 11:59 AM
Pics, as promised.

Peterbilt with front-body spreader at Viking-Cives of Oakfield (NY.):
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/peterbilt_1.jpg
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/peterbilt_2.jpg

Dura Star at Viking-Cives:
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/durastar_1.jpg
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/durastar_2.jpg

Bones357
08-08-2011, 12:04 PM
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/durastar_3.jpg

NYSTA Westfield shed:
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/NYSTA_11.jpg
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/NYSTA_12.jpg
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/NYSTA_13.jpg

Bones357
08-08-2011, 12:08 PM
More Westfield:
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/NYSTA_14.jpg
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/NYSTA_15.jpg

Work Star at Batavia shed:
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/NYSTA_10.jpg

Bones357
08-08-2011, 12:14 PM
Plows at Batavia shed:
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/NYSTA_8.jpg
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/NYSTA_7.jpg
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/NYSTA_5.jpg
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/NYSTA_9.jpg

MassHighway23
08-08-2011, 12:40 PM
More Westfield:
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/NYSTA_14.jpg
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/NYSTA_15.jpg

Work Star at Batavia shed:
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/NYSTA_10.jpg

Love that work Star at the end!

Plow Boss
08-08-2011, 12:40 PM
For Auction

Plow Boss
08-08-2011, 12:44 PM
Up for Auction

Plow Chaser
08-08-2011, 12:48 PM
Oh no!! Oswego County is getting rid of their old relics!!

CityGuy
08-08-2011, 03:57 PM
Milling off the old and getting ready for paving. I know it's not snow related but I will post up more photos as we get closer to winter and start mounting the wings and sanders.

mercer_me
08-08-2011, 04:20 PM
They did, except for the Austrailian market until 2013. Could these Oshkosh's be emissions exempt like for military or off-road use?

They are either considered an off-road vehicle or they could be putting factory rebuilt CAT engines in them.

oshkosh619
08-08-2011, 04:52 PM
So they don't put highway engines in them?

I was somewhat mistaken regarding the engines.... it all depends on which model of Oshkosh you're referring to.

According to Oshkosh the P Series are all spec'd with Cat ACERT engines (C-13, the only options being horsepower ratings, 380, 430, 470, etc.). No other engine manufacturers are available for the P Series.

The MPT is standard equipped with a Cummins ISC 285 (285 hp) with the ISC 315 (315 hp) as optional.

The H Series Chassis has the Cummins ISX 354 hp as the standard drive engine with an optional 385 hp Cummins as an option. The auxiliary engine to power brooms, etc. depends upon what the accessory manufacturer (i.e. MB, Sweepster, etc.) provides. Many of those spec ACERT power.

The HP Blower has the Cummins ISX 354 hp as standard and the Cat C-13 ACERT in 430 and 470 hp as options. The blower engine is a Cat ACERT C-18 w/575 hp with an optional C-18 rated at 700 hp.

The HT Tractor has the Cat ACERT C-13 335 hp engine as standard w/optional 430 and 470 hp ACERT C-13 engines available.

As the Oshkosh pictured from that truck show was an MPT, it would be equipped with a Cummins and not a Cat... my bad.

However, if I'm not mistaken, my understanding is that the ACERT engines are supposed to meet the new emissions standards. According to their website, ACERT technology was specifically developed in '04 to meet on-highway emissions regulations and is now also being used in off-road heavy equipment. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

http://www.cat.com/technology/acert-technology

Dan85
08-08-2011, 05:30 PM
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/peterbilt_1.jpg

That's a sweet Pete! I wonder where it's headed? !Nice shots all around, looks like you were pretty productive!

Milling off the old and getting ready for paving. I know it's not snow related but I will post up more photos as we get closer to winter and start mounting the wings and sanders.

Got any exterior shots of that Mack??

CityGuy
08-08-2011, 05:45 PM
That's a sweet Pete! I wonder where it's headed? !Nice shots all around, looks like you were pretty productive!



Got any exterior shots of that Mack??

Will get some up tomorrow. Wanted to give it a wash before photo time.

LunchBox
08-08-2011, 08:22 PM
Heres 2 Mack RM's from a contractor who plows for Mass Highway.

Hey man I went through all you pictures on Flickr the past 3 nights after work and loved them. I even caught a shot of my brother leaving the Hudson Show last year in his buddy sander.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5243/5313573641_79fef1a52c.jpg

I'd recommend everyone to look through this guys pictures, he's got too many to share.

snow
08-08-2011, 09:08 PM
Hey man I went through all you pictures on Flickr the past 3 nights after work and loved them. I even caught a shot of my brother leaving the Hudson Show last year in his buddy sander.


I'd recommend everyone to look through this guys pictures, he's got too many to share.

Thanks for the compliments LunchBox! New England has a lot to offer truck wise, i try to take as many pix as i can and share them with people. That Mack was probably the most done up plow truck i've seen (for a big truck).

wolfmobile8
08-08-2011, 09:32 PM
Awsome albums snowThumbs Up. I like the obs fords album I like that lifeted up black 97 f350 psd in the misc trucks album to. I didn't go yesterday to the hudson show because of the rain.

LunchBox
08-08-2011, 09:46 PM
Thanks for the compliments LunchBox! New England has a lot to offer truck wise, i try to take as many pix as i can and share them with people. That Mack was probably the most done up plow truck i've seen (for a big truck).

The guy is very anal about his equipment. Believe it or not, the last time that truck was painted was back in 2000.

I went out to Hudson yesterday, despite the rain. It's always a great show. Actually the first year I went, maybe 7 years now, it also rained and there were some of the smaller truck getting stuck in the mud.

Bones357
08-09-2011, 11:52 AM
There's a local service shop that specializes in suspension work on large trucks. I often see NYSDOT trucks being serviced there. I saw this there yesterday. I couldn't tell what brand the plow mount was.

Fairview Township (PA.)
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/fairview_1.jpg
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/fairview_2.jpg

WingPlow
08-09-2011, 07:30 PM
did any of you guys catch the episode on American Trucker last week
about the pusher trucks Caltrans runs over Donner Pass ??

it was pretty good,,,amazing those little trucks can push a loaded semi over the hill

Plow Chaser
08-09-2011, 09:32 PM
I've got pics of the private carrier pusher trucks that Roadway and CWX used to use up in the Sierras. Great episode, but I wish they showed more of the Caltrans blowers and plows.

PabstBlueRibbon
08-09-2011, 09:33 PM
I thought CAT stoped building highway engines.

let me let you in on a secret. CAT sold the Acert Technology to International. The Maxxforce 13 is like a C-13 painted blue

Kuzanut
08-10-2011, 08:56 AM
Bones, It looks like that Dodge has a Western mount on it.

MassHighway23
08-10-2011, 12:40 PM
Here's the old Oswegos in the garage that plow chaser posted.


Oswego County, NY. A garage full of gems both old and new. If only I could have convinced the mechanic to pull all these brutes out into the sun.

More from Oswego.

Up for Auction

Bigfoot Brent
08-10-2011, 01:18 PM
let me let you in on a secret. CAT sold the Acert Technology to International. The Maxxforce 13 is like a C-13 painted blue

I don't think that's quite right. The Maxxforce 11 and 13 are an International/MAN (from Germany) engine. The Maxxforce 15 is based on the Cat C15 with a different head and common rail injection.

toroplowman
08-10-2011, 03:17 PM
More pictures. I just love seeing dots citys towns county trucksussmileyflag

crash444
08-11-2011, 04:59 AM
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MassHighway23
08-11-2011, 08:48 AM
NYSDOT Found online

http://media.photobucket.com/image/NYSDOT/corduroyboy77/YellowStateTruck2.jpg

eclipse85k10
08-11-2011, 10:48 AM
did any of you guys catch the episode on American Trucker last week
about the pusher trucks Caltrans runs over Donner Pass ??

it was pretty good,,,amazing those little trucks can push a loaded semi over the hill

Did they also show how in Donner they have wires under the road that create a guide system for the plow trucks with a monitor in the truck that look like old atari that helps them stay on the road in white outs.

Uncle Herb
08-11-2011, 10:00 PM
NYSDOT Found online

http://media.photobucket.com/image/NYSDOT/corduroyboy77/YellowStateTruck2.jpg

Love that one.

MassHighway23
08-12-2011, 08:51 AM
Check out this gem...

http://www.truckpaper.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=2841739&dlr=1&pcid=2000659406

MassHighway23
08-12-2011, 09:33 AM
If i remember corectly, plowchaser has this rig on the calendar. found on vikings site.

98996

Plow Chaser
08-12-2011, 11:24 AM
If i remember corectly, plowchaser has this rig on the calendar. found on vikings site.

98996

That truck is this truck.

http://hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/ryan_pedone/2005/jan01/lewis-county-winger.jpg

Uncle Herb
08-12-2011, 08:05 PM
The new Freightliner 114SD at Tracy Road. I'll have to keep tabs on this beast to see who they outfit it for.

http://dailydieseldose.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/image_11.jpg

Dan85
08-12-2011, 08:53 PM
That's a sharp looking Freightliner! I'm surprised they went with the old school rotator beacons though - I thought everything was LED these days!

Uncle Herb
08-12-2011, 09:14 PM
That's a sharp looking Freightliner! I'm surprised they went with the old school rotator beacons though - I thought everything was LED these days!

Haha, I thought the same thing.

Len90
08-12-2011, 10:23 PM
Isn't there an issue with LED's collecting snow when plowing as they don't heat up like a beacon light? I thought I read somewhere about places having issues like that with the LEDs getting covered in snow.

t800
08-12-2011, 10:58 PM
Isn't there an issue with LED's collecting snow when plowing as they don't heat up like a beacon light? I thought I read somewhere about places having issues like that with the LED's getting covered in snow.
That's one of the reasons we switched back to rotary beacons on the new Kenworth I run for the town, but also because of the static interference with our radios, both county and CB,(we all run CB's here, it's the only way to talk to the loader operators, blacktop plant's, chip-seal operators, etc.). Even with noise filters, we were getting feedback from the roof mounted strobes. Don't have those problem's so far with the rotary's.
Just my opinion guys,
Have a great weekend, paul. :drinkup:

WingPlow
08-13-2011, 08:14 AM
as far as i,m concerned, the LEDs are no where near as bright as a good old school rotator...they dont build up snow and ice and cut thru heavy snow

CityGuy
08-13-2011, 12:07 PM
Plymouth, MN truck 282
Steerling single with roll off hook, sander and patch unit, rear wing mount

2004F550
08-13-2011, 03:33 PM
Rotators do cut through the snow, on the ex PA Turnpike truck I drive the rotators could be seen much further then the LED's of the DOT truck I was plowing with this winter, we plowed through some heavy/windblown snow this past winter too.

PabstBlueRibbon
08-13-2011, 04:04 PM
I have strobes in my head lights and rotators on the roof. I find the strobes to only be effective at night you loose them in the day time

Plow Chaser
08-13-2011, 05:38 PM
I'm kind of torn on those new Freightliners. They have a tough look, yet a way out there odd look. I'll stick to the Granite!

Bones357
08-14-2011, 10:21 AM
I know this isn't a plow truck, but I figured you guys would enjoy it. And, it tows plow trucks!;)

Erie's latest acquisition. It's a Maxxforce Work Star. Too bad it won't fit down half the city streets when it's towing.:confused:
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/tow.jpg

PabstBlueRibbon
08-14-2011, 02:31 PM
I'm kind of torn on those new Freightliners. They have a tough look, yet a way out there odd look. I'll stick to the Granite!

the tires are too small in my book

Uncle Herb
08-14-2011, 03:43 PM
I know this isn't a plow truck, but I figured you guys would enjoy it. And, it tows plow trucks!;)

Erie's latest acquisition. It's a Maxxforce Work Star. Too bad it won't fit down half the city streets when it's towing.:confused:


Wow! Guess they had money left in the year end budget.

Plow Chaser
08-15-2011, 11:56 AM
the tires are too small in my book

They look too shiny in mine!! No more Alcoas on the plows please!!

Bones357
08-16-2011, 12:11 PM
Wow! Guess they had money left in the year end budget.

Well, IMHO, it was a colossal waste of money. As I said, it doesn't fit on half the city streets. I don't know exactly how much the local heavy wrecker companies charge per tow, but I have a feeling that thing is going to have to make A LOT of tows before it pays for itself...like $250 Gs worth.:rolleyes:

Here's another one from that service shop in town. It showed up yesterday.
NYSDOT Work Star 7600:
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/dias_nysdot_1.jpg
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/dias_nysdot_2.jpg

ETA: I just discovered the region marking on the front of this truck. Region 5-2 puts it out of the Mayville residency.
List of NYSDOT residencies. (https://www.nysdot.gov/programs/adopt-highway/offices)

Dan85
08-16-2011, 08:29 PM
Here's a show in Syracuse that might be interesting:

http://www.superintendentsprofile.com/nys.html

http://nysfair.calendarpublisher.com/events/detail/20110816/13/24/4/0/50/40

Plow Chaser
08-16-2011, 09:11 PM
When I lived in NY I'd go to that Superintendent's show every year. It's how I amassed a ton of snowplow brochures!! Definitely go if you can. Bring camera too!! :)

Dan85
08-16-2011, 09:33 PM
When I lived in NY I'd go to that Superintendent's show every year. It's how I amassed a ton of snowplow brochures!! Definitely go if you can. Bring camera too!! :)

I think I post this every year and every year I manage to miss it due to work or whatever, sooo we shall see how this year works out.

On another note, I am going to the Woodsmens Field days in Boonville this weekend - any suggestions for places to stop by? I see on Bing maps that Constableville appears to have an old V-plow in their yard. I'll probably swing by Boonville too.

DareDog
08-17-2011, 10:31 AM
yea there is an old oshkosh in there, i went by it a few times but never had my camera.

Bones357
08-17-2011, 10:39 AM
Two brand-spanking new City of Erie Work Stars with Maxxforce engines:
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/erie_workstar_1.jpg
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/erie_workstar_2.jpg

PabstBlueRibbon
08-17-2011, 11:24 AM
Two brand-spanking new City of Erie Work Stars with Maxxforce engines:
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/erie_workstar_1.jpg
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/357bones/erie_workstar_2.jpg

7600's?

I just pulled a WorkStar 7600 6x4 into the shop cant wait to replace the EGR system on it.

Bones357
08-17-2011, 11:53 AM
7600's?


Oh, I'm not sure! I didn't notice...I was too busy taking the pics. I'll try to check next time I'm at the garage.

Plow Chaser
08-17-2011, 01:08 PM
A buddy of mine just sent me this pic of a new Granite he's working on for the Town of Lenox.

Plow Boss
08-17-2011, 03:10 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/new-york/salt-truck-dangles-edge-building-driver-loses-control-163844915.html

man4054
08-17-2011, 04:31 PM
NYC Santation is goin to have a big bill :dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:

Dan85
08-17-2011, 09:27 PM
Town of Sherman, these are all for sale on Teitsworth's site.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/Auction%20Plows/TownofSherman5.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/Auction%20Plows/TownofSherman4.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/Auction%20Plows/TownofSherman3.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/Auction%20Plows/TownofSherman.jpg

Plow Chaser
08-17-2011, 09:32 PM
Look at that Osh!!! What a beast!

MassHighway23
08-18-2011, 08:45 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/new-york/salt-truck-dangles-edge-building-driver-loses-control-163844915.html

That's just weird!

Len90
08-18-2011, 01:55 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/new-york/salt-truck-dangles-edge-building-driver-loses-control-163844915.html

That truck was being serviced by the DOS but actually belongs to the NYC Department of Corrections. It is the plow truck that does the roads for Rikers Island (big NYC jail). It was declared a total loss. When new each one of those costs about $230,000.

man4054
08-18-2011, 07:53 PM
That truck was being serviced by the DOS but actually belongs to the NYC Department of Corrections. It is the plow truck that does the roads for Rikers Island (big NYC jail). It was declared a total loss. When new each one of those costs about $230,000.

:dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:payup

Len90
08-18-2011, 09:05 PM
:dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:payup

I think that sums up everything a lot better. A lot of unknown things cost the city of new york just under a quarter of a million dollars.

CityGuy
08-19-2011, 04:38 PM
Truck 286-09

PabstBlueRibbon
08-19-2011, 08:03 PM
A truck like that should not have been on a 3rd floor

LunchBox
08-19-2011, 09:43 PM
This is my favorite thread on this site, I just wish i could contribute more than just this little link.
http://asset-auctions.assetnation.com/index.cfm/general/LotDetail/LotNumber/A42154-0003

It seems that Ohio DOT had to make a cut in the frame on some of there trucks in order to receive a federal grant. This truck is a 98, my sander is a 94 and still runs great. So why would this 98 be a candidate for this program.

matteo30
08-20-2011, 09:00 AM
That is the most ridiculous thing I have seen in a while. Most of those truck seem to be in fine condition prior to cutting them in half. That would have been a nice second had truck for most people.

adksnowo
08-20-2011, 09:45 AM
This is my favorite thread on this site, I just wish i could contribute more than just this little link.
http://asset-auctions.assetnation.com/index.cfm/general/LotDetail/LotNumber/A42154-0003

It seems that Ohio DOT had to make a cut in the frame on some of there trucks in order to receive a federal grant. This truck is a 98, my sander is a 94 and still runs great. So why would this 98 be a candidate for this program.

Great! Tax money at work. Take an operable truck & destroy it. In the process of destroying it the residual value has been killed. Now spend thousands of dollars on a new truck to replace a truck that was a serviceable on the road truck that has just been destroyed on purpose.

MassHighway23
08-20-2011, 01:30 PM
The new Freightliner 114SD at Tracy Road. I'll have to keep tabs on this beast to see who they outfit it for.

http://dailydieseldose.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/image_11.jpg

Just saw that truck in truck paper!

Dan85
08-20-2011, 08:40 PM
Just saw that truck in truck paper!

Here it is at the field days today:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/2011%20Woodsmens%20Field%20Days/DSC_1957crop.jpg

Here's it's twin brother from Mohawk Valley Freightliner

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/2011%20Woodsmens%20Field%20Days/DSC_1978crop.jpg

And, yes we have it in blue too (a different model though?)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/2011%20Woodsmens%20Field%20Days/DSC_1981crop.jpg

Dan85
08-20-2011, 09:32 PM
Few more from the field days..

Oneida County DPW Truck

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_2134crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_2135crop.jpg

Random guy with a blower on his loader

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_2049crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_2051crop.jpg

Dan85
08-20-2011, 09:33 PM
Finally, two trucks at Wayne's Welding

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_2136crop.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/DSC_2137crop.jpg

Uncle Herb
08-21-2011, 05:35 PM
The blue Freightliner is probably a SD Coronado

vplow
08-23-2011, 02:38 PM
[QUOTE=Dan85;1299134]Town of Sherman, these are all for sale on Teitsworth's site.


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Future_Texan/Heavy%20Equipment/Auction%20Plows/TownofSherman3.jpg

QUOTE]


Actually that third pic is Village of Monticello's 1970 Oshkosh