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8611LP and new Airflow in action (plus a few more pics)

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by got-h2o, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I'm one of the lucky/not so lucky residents of NWI that's been blasted with this massive storm over the last couple days. Here are a couple shots of my Ford pushing the 8611. Also got a new Airflow stainless V box and added the Airflow sides to get about a 3 yard total. In the pic loaded she weighed out at 15,240. Not much bagged salt on board or she'd have been over 16k.





  2. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    Nice rig, it handles the weight pretty darn good
  3. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    sweet pictures....thats pushing alot of snow in scoop
  4. R.G.PEEL

    R.G.PEEL 2000 Club Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 2,160

    It handles it cuz it's a ford. Nice truck sir. Stay away from the scales, but as long as you can stop ok which I'm sure you can then keep being efficient. I like the extra capacity for the airflo.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    That looks great for all that weight.

  6. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    looks great. how come my f-350 doesnt look that good with a full spreader? u got bags on that truck?
  7. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Thanks guys. Ya this truck is stout and quite the workhorse. It's got a pretty heafty spring pack in back. That's probably close to 4k in the bed and no air bags ;) And yes, it stops surprisingly well. I'll get a pic of the springs when it gets back here. My buddie and I have twin trucks, Blizzards, spreaders and all. They came out of TX and had to have been ordered with a heavier duty package of some sort. They are both tanks. The dealer had 4 at the time, I kick myself daily for not buying them all.

    I'm GM at heart, and say what you want about the 6.0's, but this truck is a monster. Oh ya, did I mention there's 225k on the clock?! :)
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  8. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,264

    Nice pic's! That thing is pushing a ton of snow.
  9. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Seems like it has proven itself worthy over that many miles.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    nice truck...it handles that weight well
  11. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,037

    Looks good Mike. I knew you'd like the blizzard plows. What'd you find out about the pump/motor? PM me if you want.
  12. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Great pictures. Airflow seams to make a pretty good product. I know a guy with a 6 yard? Airflow and he likes it.
  13. fordpsd

    fordpsd Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Sweet pictures. Im looking for a truck just like that right now.

    How was it doing the front end conversion? Really makes it look a lot better.
  14. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    You guys should see how the truck sits empty lol. It has like a 45* rake to it lmao.
  15. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    what kind of tires are you running? They don't seem to be bulging at all.
  16. The PuSher MaN

    The PuSher MaN Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    Are my eyes playing tricks on me, or is your passenger side wing gone?
  17. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Looks great and it sure is moving some snow
  18. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Conversion was easy as can be. Grille fit perfectly but had to trim about 5/8 off the bottom. Lights fit but core support had to be cut out around the back of the housings. They came with harness adapters so it was plug and play. Whole thing took less than a couple hours.

    Hahaha kindof

    These are actually some cheapo tires, desperado or something. They hold 85lbs, and that's what's in them

    Haha no its there, the wings are in in the pic

    Thanks to everybody else for the compliments. I just shut the truck off around 5:30pm tonight. It ran since early morning yesterday and had a half hour break around midnight. Worked loaded pretty much the whole time, pissing a little salt here and there till towards the end.
  19. snorider075

    snorider075 Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    very nice set up. how do you like the spreader?
  20. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,264

    Looking at your title I got excited thinking you bought an Airflow Vplow or something LOL.