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A good old truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by wyldman, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Found an old pic today.

    One of the first trucks I purchased for the biz back in 87.Was an 86 F250,6.9L diesel,C6 auto,NO options.Installed a Diamond 8 ft plow,Timbrens,a limited slip rear,2 way radio,and a few lights.Ran it for 6 years,and 250,000 before I sold it.Tthe guy I sold it to is still plowing with it to this day.Odo broke at 350,000 so who knows what the mileage is now.Only thing I ever put into it was ball joints and brakes,and a gas tank.Even the TTB held up OK.Kinda miss it,always liked the early 80's Fords.

    Oh well...here's a shot of it.

    ford.jpg
     
  2. paul soccodato

    paul soccodato Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    thats a nice old truck!
     
  3. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    I don't have any digipix of my first truck. It was a '73 dodge 3/4 T camper special 360 engine with auto trans and meyer 7.5 ft std. This is our current old favorite. We call it snow white. It is a 90 Dodge 3/4 T with 360 and auto and Western 7.5 ft pro plow, 200 gal mag chloride system in the back. It has been our workhorse for 6 years now. My 19 year old son now runs it.:)

    snow white 3a.jpg
     
  4. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    when it snows i break out old faithfull
    79 f250 stick after the big storm i swear my left leg was bigger than my right after plowing for 3 days
    86 f250 not a straight peice of metal even the roof is dented

    when you scratch or dent these trucks it doesnt hurt as much as my newer truck

    cardoctor
     
  5. DanG

    DanG Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Have to love those "old" trucks:D

    I still miss plowing with my 74 dodge power wagon.looked like heck but it was a bear in the snow.

    Got t- boned in it and totaled it out, fixed it with all juck yard parts and it ended up being about 4 colors, with dents and dings all over it. :)

    It was a 318 auto tranny,full time 4 wheel drive with Posi in rear.

    Flat bed with removable sides.

    Dan
     
  6. lwnmwr1

    lwnmwr1 Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    hey what's the yellow tanl?? deicer maybe??
     
  7. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I'm reporting Wyldman to PETA!!!!:eek:

    Poor, poor puppy dog....;)
     
  8. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Heres my first plow truck and No laughing. Its a 2001 Dodge 2500 with a 360.

    green dodge.jpg
     
  9. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Heres my second one. 2003 Dodge Cummins.

    blue dodge snow picture 005.jpg
     
  10. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I will try to get some pictures of the newest 2003 tomorrow while I am out plowing.
     
  11. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Nozzleman, post that on the "Picture of my rig " thread, Wyldman's got this thread set up for older iron.

    I've got to get my buddy to scan photos of my old '81 F-350, before and after restoration. I got a lot of service from that good ole' truck, a Jeep Cherokee put it in permanent retirement.
     
  12. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Sorry pelican your right. If you can just delete them.