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Rampart Ranger
12-21-2006, 08:08 PM
Wanna' know why chains & MVP+...

rayf268
12-21-2006, 08:10 PM
how many passes did that take ??

Rampart Ranger
12-21-2006, 08:15 PM
More from the homestead. The horses appreciate clearing the feed area so they aren't up to the withers in snow.

Sweetpete
12-21-2006, 08:18 PM
You should send that last picture to Ford. Maybe you'd win a new truck or something. That pic looks like what a Ford was built for. That's so cool looking. Nice truck.

BTW, stay safe. That's some deep snow. Even in the best of conditions, I'd hate to try to find you if you got stuck!!

Rampart Ranger
12-21-2006, 08:23 PM
how many passes did that take ??

One and a half miles gravel with grades. 40" snow and 20-25 mph winds. Plowed with the storm. Took 4 passes for the road (gonna need a loader to push berms back).

The PowerStroke and V plow worked VERY well, better than I expected.

Rampart Ranger
12-21-2006, 08:36 PM
You should send that last picture to Ford. Maybe you'd win a new truck or something. That pic looks like what a Ford was built for. That's so cool looking. Nice truck.

BTW, stay safe. That's some deep snow. Even in the best of conditions, I'd hate to try to find you if you got stuck!!

Grew up in Sandusky, I seen snow before!;)

ECS
12-21-2006, 08:50 PM
Awesome pictures!!!

Vinnie
12-21-2006, 09:08 PM
Thats a postcard if ever I saw one . More awesome pictures for the desk top :D .

Oshkosh
12-21-2006, 09:38 PM
Great photos.I love the happy horses,They look happy anyways at the gate...
If I lived out that way I have an excuse to have the big iron again.......

Rampart Ranger
12-21-2006, 10:10 PM
Great photos.I love the happy horses,They look happy anyways at the gate...
If I lived out that way I have an excuse to have the big iron again.......

They're always happy to see the man with the feed!

As for big iron, maneuverability is REAL important up here... but I sure could use a benching wing in storms like this one.

JET enterprises
12-21-2006, 10:40 PM
nice looking truck.. those horses are beautiful

gatorman777
12-21-2006, 11:05 PM
Those must be the MOST beautiful pictures I have ever seen. Can I use some for my webpage???

06HD BOSS
12-22-2006, 12:01 AM
Awesome pics. Im jealous. if you guys are forcasted anymore snow youre gonna hafta get something big in there to push back those banks

Banksy
12-22-2006, 02:57 AM
Some of the best pics I've ever seen on here! :nod:

Rampart Ranger
12-22-2006, 08:16 AM
Awesome pics. Im jealous. if you guys are forcasted anymore snow youre gonna hafta get something big in there to push back those banks

Yeah, got a loader available, soon as the owner gets back from Arizona.

Rampart Ranger
12-22-2006, 08:19 AM
Those must be the MOST beautiful pictures I have ever seen. Can I use some for my webpage???

Non commercial - yes. Commercial PM me.

corey1977
12-22-2006, 08:24 AM
you guys are having all the fun wish it would snow up here in the north east!:mad:

Mark@NBCTruck
12-22-2006, 08:43 AM
The horses are very nice. Almost looks like they're saying "Thanks, man!"

Jpocket
12-22-2006, 08:45 AM
I would rather have a bunch of 12" snow storms than a huge one like that. Those pictures just scream "something is gonna break...somethings gonna break"

Stik208
12-22-2006, 08:59 AM
That ford likes to be 2 wheel drive or am mistaken?

Mark Oomkes
12-22-2006, 09:09 AM
I can't blame the horses, I don't appreciate snow up to my withers either. :D

Beautiful, gorgeous, wonderful pictures. Think I'm going to print about a thousand copies of them and wall paper the house with them. That's as close as I'm going to get to a white Christmas.

You guys out there are about the only ones that really need v-plows on a somewhat regular basis. I think it's safe to say you'd be screwed without one.

Or at least a blower like on that Unimog. :nod: :D

Rampart Ranger
12-22-2006, 09:34 AM
I can't blame the horses, I don't appreciate snow up to my withers either. :D

Beautiful, gorgeous, wonderful pictures. Think I'm going to print about a thousand copies of them and wall paper the house with them. That's as close as I'm going to get to a white Christmas.

You guys out there are about the only ones that really need v-plows on a somewhat regular basis. I think it's safe to say you'd be screwed without one.

Or at least a blower like on that Unimog. :nod: :D

Got along for 20 years with a 7 ft straight blade, but the V plow makes things a lot easier. Don't get stuck as much, and just power through the drifts without having to abuse the equipment.

The state hwy leading up here had to be blown, I used to run that blower before I retired. 1960's era FWD, with front mount SnoGo powered by a separate Detroit. She is incredible, but it's a real pain replacing shear bolts in the fan when you suck up someones poorly installed tire chains!

Dartsport
12-22-2006, 07:11 PM
Do you wear a helmet while plowing?? It looks like it in the pictures..

rgrimes945
12-22-2006, 08:36 PM
Those must be the MOST beautiful pictures I have ever seen. Can I use some for my webpage???

I'll 2nd thats, my wife and I were just looking. they are breathe taking! Someone said to send it to ford, for a price you should!

Ray Grimes

redsoxfan
12-22-2006, 10:07 PM
im so jealous cant wait to get some snow in mass

Mark Oomkes
12-28-2006, 11:35 AM
Guys, please check out this thread.

http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?p=343327#post343327

If there's anything you can do to help, it would be great.

jeffw
12-28-2006, 11:59 AM
Do you wear a helmet while plowing?? It looks like it in the pictures..'


haha thats funny i looked and it does look like a helmet, check the second pic its the head rest of the seat and the snow showing around it...:D

Idealtim
12-28-2006, 08:11 PM
Just curious, do you plow all that snow in 4 high or 4 low range? I know my truck has the 4:10 rear in it and it is a bulldozer in low range. I have to fight the brake and I can idle through 6 inches for 35 feet.

FORDV10
12-28-2006, 10:31 PM
Send some of that white stuff are way ( North East ) Missing all that green paper!!!payup

Rampart Ranger
12-28-2006, 10:59 PM
Just curious, do you plow all that snow in 4 high or 4 low range? I know my truck has the 4:10 rear in it and it is a bulldozer in low range. I have to fight the brake and I can idle through 6 inches for 35 feet.

3.73s and 6 spd

4 wheel low so I can have gear selection @ less than 20 mph. Generally plow in 1st or 2nd (there's a granny below that). Got to be careful not to goose her, even with chains and 1000 lbs ballast those wheels like to spin.

We're getting hammered again, 14" since noon. They're calling for more measured in feet. Good thing we got the loader out yesterday and pushed back all the edges.

Better finish my supper and get back to work.

somm
12-29-2006, 02:46 AM
Unless you were out there every 6-7 inches ....we hope they're payin ya very very well for the $1800 of front end (ball joints, seals, and brakes) your grinding down plus $1200 of tranny and U joint work by torturing your pickup truck that a way. You need at least a 750/850 or a Kodiak, if not a Mack Granite or Oshkosh preferably with 72" blower for that volume of snow ! Holy Smokes save that pretty Superduty for the lighter stuff ! ;) Most memorable pictures and best regards to ya Rampart.

sbrennan007
12-29-2006, 01:30 PM
Not that your truck looks like it's having ANY issues moving that snow, but it sure looks like it could benefit from some Ford 6000# front leaf springs with the weight of the huge plow.

The pictures and truck are awesome! Keep em coming if ya get a moment that is, I'd have to guess that your keeping quite busy these days... payup

Rampart Ranger
12-29-2006, 04:36 PM
Not that your truck looks like it's having ANY issues moving that snow, but it sure looks like it could benefit from some Ford 6000# front leaf springs with the weight of the huge plow.

The pictures and truck are awesome! Keep em coming if ya get a moment that is, I'd have to guess that your keeping quite busy these days... payup

I put Timbrens on the front, and plow only very locally. Do not like to carry the plow up, she squats about an inch before resting on the Timbrens. Thus, I appreciate the ease with which the UltraMount hooks up and disconnects. Never have to carry the plow the 20 miles to the fuel station.

Really should get an above ground 500 gallon tank.

Not much new for pics, same white stuff - just more of it and stacked higher!

bowtie_guy
12-29-2006, 10:31 PM
Those are some real wild pics. Alot of snow in a short time, that ford sure does a great job.

J&R Landscaping
01-01-2007, 12:09 PM
Pictures looks great! That Ford looks great in "action"!!