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11 foot plow on a 3/4 ton truck !

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by KCAPXIS, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. KCAPXIS

    KCAPXIS Senior Member
    from NE PA.
    Messages: 143

    Its a 8611LP I just picked it up from a different job and dropped it off here,

    11footplow34tontruck.jpg
     
  2. Acmemechanic

    Acmemechanic Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    I Would not want to try and navigate City Streets With That on:help::help:
     
  3. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I think you'd be ok on a nice fluffy snow, but if it's any measurable amount, and wet you'd be screwed. I think you'd have to keep it short for that. I have a 9 foot plow on my 3/4 ton, and I push a HOA, out in the middle of nowhere. Once the wind picks up, and the snow starts drifting, I have my hands full trying to push deep snow.
     
  4. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    my dmax pushes my 11'4"mega blade around without even thinking twice, 80% of the time in 2wd.... long pushes to, Thats a cake walk for a diesel wesport
     
  5. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    well its 11 feet with the wings out, right? With the wings retracted it comes down to 8.5 feet or so. That's not bad.
     
  6. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I think he just pulled his truck up to it as it sat there from another truck. Lights?

    I would do it if I could money wise but after looking at that blade if that's what happens to Blizzards they can keep em. That looks like total junk.
     
  7. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Like he said in the first post, he was just picking it up at one place, and dropping it off at another.

    Triple L how does your front end handle that weight? I imagine that thing outweighs my 9'2" V?
     
  8. lawnboy2121

    lawnboy2121 Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    you must have a lot of weight in the back to push that plow in 2 wheel drive. The diesel does not make that much of a difference
     
  9. voyagerxii

    voyagerxii Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I run an '08 F250 with a 8611LP. The 11' can be a handful in deep snow but with the Snowdogg 1.5 yd spreader full it works great. The local Ford dealer sold me what he called 7000# springs. They work well at holding up the front end. Before the new springs the front end was hanging pretty low.

    Scott
     
  10. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Amen!

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=77038
     
  11. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    :dizzy::gunsfiring:
     
  12. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    its loaded down, i got timbrens and 4 cranks on the t's... but she manages.... I always run with a yard and a half, even it i dont plan on salting sooo...
     
  13. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    o yes it does.... and so do good tires! bfg commercial traction t/a's payup but hay, I spend money and this truck makes money.... anything under 3.5-4" my truck doesnt see 4wd
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    If it's a diesel, you think wrong. I have 3 LP's on 350's and have yet to suck the wings in on any snows we've had.

    Keep telling yourself that, because looks are what make the money. :dizzy: :rolleyes:
     
  15. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    I'm with Reaper, looks like he just parked in front of it, especially a GM, front bumper would be scrapping the whole way. But I just got a Fisher XLS (8/10). I have it on an 08 F-250 w/ 5.4 and wish it was an 8/11. No problems pushing!
     
  16. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    My buddie ran a new 8611LP on his 02 GMC 2500 gasser last year all season. It carried it just fine and pushed fine too, stock suspension and 285's. Big wet heavy snows, he'd pull a wing in once and a while, but not much. He only removed it this year b/c of the deal he got on his SnowWay. He's a dealer and got a smokin deal to run it on one of his own trucks, plus he runs Blizzards on 3 other trucks anyway.
     
  17. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228


    Not saying I would not want one and if I was the owner or boss-man would probably only hire guys with em as they are time savers money makers.

    I am just saying though as much as those things cost if it rusted like that I would be pretty upset. Well upset till the check came in anyway. But I had hoped they held up better paint wise is all. I like a clean look is all. Ain't gotta be new but it can be well kept and looking good. :rolleyes:


    And I still say there is no way that truck moved that blade unless is was riding in the bed.
    Show a side picture of the mount. It would be the 1st Blizz set up where the truck lights were missing that I have seen. And again for you slow readers, I am not saying a 2500 could not do it. I am saying THAT truck did not. :cool:
     
  18. DODGEing

    DODGEing Member
    Messages: 53

    NOTICE what he said. Im not an edumacated man but nowhere do I read hes pushin with it. PLUS the lack of the plow lights tipped me off to that
     
  19. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I must be slow

    Whats the difference?
     
  20. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Get off your high horse and stop breathing Ford fumes.