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Anyone running older medium duty's still?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by LuckyPlower, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. LuckyPlower

    LuckyPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Here is one of ours. 1987 chevy. Restoration was done about 7 years ago. It's been a summer only truck. Anyone running them for winter work still?

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  2. lawnboy2121

    lawnboy2121 Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    We run an 1989 f600 for a sander . Cannot bring my self to put a sander on a new truck. Owned the truck since new and still runs like a top
     
  3. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,983

    Is that gas or diesel?
     
  4. LuckyPlower

    LuckyPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Gas. It has some decent power still.
     
  5. Misch-Rman

    Misch-Rman Member
    Messages: 70

    We are running a 86 gmc it's a semi in the summer salt truck in winter just pull the 5th off

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  6. LuckyPlower

    LuckyPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Nice rig, What type of salter you running? I was thinking of running a salter on ours.
     
  7. Ty27

    Ty27 Senior Member
    Messages: 429

    We're running a '95 F-700. Took it to a job today with the bobcat and 7 yds of dirt. Hauled it like it was nothing.
     
  8. Misch-Rman

    Misch-Rman Member
    Messages: 70

    Well our 99 freightliner took a dump so we are going to put our Swenson on it it's a steel v box with a Honda motor its 2.5 yard but with the side boards we can haul about 3 ton. I think we are going to make a hook up for the salter to slide in the fifth wheel. We have 7 semis so if the old gmc takes a dump I'll have 6 other back ups lol
     
  9. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Cool pics!
     
  10. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,228

    Both trucks are in nice shape, I know I could find a use for them. I don't think either one of them are old. Its not the age as long as its not a antique. its the condition and how it performs.
     
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    I have a '95 and '98 F800.
     
  12. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,228

    I got two IHC 1954 single axle 86 and 87 Both DT466 10sp and 13sp 11 ton and 13 ton. Never try to put over 10 ton. Not safe to me. The only way I would consider replacing if they got to rusty. They don't work in the winter much. In-frames are cake.
     
  13. lawnboy2121

    lawnboy2121 Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    We run our 1995 every day it pulls 18 ton with no problem
     
  14. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    I learned to shift a split rear end in a 1981 C70 with a 427 gas. It was a retired power company truck with a 16' bed and a 4' tool box between the cab and bed. What a nightmare..................
     
  15. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,686



    Why was it a nightmare???......Btw..Did you hear the Lions Beat your beloved Packers..........:laughing:......:laughing:.....:dizzy:
     
  16. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    The truck was a dog, constantly overloaded, and I was only 17 or 18. I had other kinds of "split rears" on my mind at that age.............

    Did you hear Budweiser bought out Miller, and now all they're going to produce is Red Dog?????? :eek:
     
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Cheese wheel get in the way?
     
  18. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,686

    Had an old Ford Louisville with a 5 speed High/Low in it....Loved that truck...:drinkup:
     
  19. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    No, that's what the 4' tool box was for.................