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Bought a dump truck but don't know what plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by cleankut, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. cleankut

    cleankut Junior Member
    from Toledo
    Messages: 6

    Hello Everyone!
    I have recently purchased a 1986 4x4 international s1800, 1854. It had the plow brackets on it. I am having trouble finding out what A-Frame I need to use, or just a plow setup in general. I see lots of single axle dump trucks like mine use a 10ft plow. I am having trouble finding a site that sells the frame for the undercarriage of the truck, and If I do purchase a frame, are they universal or plow specific? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Pictures.

    Welcome to Plowsite:waving:
     
  3. cleankut

    cleankut Junior Member
    from Toledo
    Messages: 6

    pictures

    pictures are attachments

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  4. cleankut

    cleankut Junior Member
    from Toledo
    Messages: 6

    more info

    It is a 4x4 it has the 2 brackets. It has a 9.5 foot dump bed. 9 liter diesel, if any of that helps.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Nice looking truck. That class truck could have had any of a large number of manufacturers plows on it. Flink, Hi-Way, Good Roades, Henderson, Monroe, It might have been a Meyer Axle mount, the list continues. I am guessing it is a 18K GVW truck? close to the limits of a BOSS or Western HW, neither of which would fit those mounts. Your choices are a equipment graveyard search or a new unit. There are lots of units for that type truck in the various surplus dealer inventories and yes most of them are 10 foot or better.
     
  6. coyote

    coyote Member
    from montana
    Messages: 39

    Nice looking truck. Check out equipment4u.net. They have a good road blade listed under miscellaneous.
     
  7. AMS77

    AMS77 Senior Member
    from 43964
    Messages: 131

    Try Adelman truck parts in Canton Ohio they have a lot of old state trucks.www.adelmans.com
     
  8. cleankut

    cleankut Junior Member
    from Toledo
    Messages: 6

    Ok I will check those sites out, and thanks Basher for all the input!
     
  9. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,993

    Do any close ups of the mounts? I can't quite see them. They may be Falls.
     
  10. pohouse

    pohouse Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    The brackets on the front don't appear to be plow mounts to me. Usually a truck of that size, the front bumper is removed and plow hitch welded on. Are you sure the truck carried a plow in the past?
     
  11. cleankut

    cleankut Junior Member
    from Toledo
    Messages: 6

    No actually I am not 100% sure it was a plow truck. It actually has little levers up front that appear to be glad hands, under the front bumper, so possibly the brackets were hooked up for another attachment. Maybe a sweeper.
     
  12. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,993

    The more I look at the pics and the size (height from ground) of the truck it is very unlikely it had a plow on it. Usually trucks of that size would have lights fixed on the bumpers or on brackets.
     
  13. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    I see youre from Toledo, swing up to Buck & Knobby, they have a few highway plows with mounts. They are at the first or second exit across the border on US23 The blades are located at the north end of the lot past the semi trailers.

    http://buckandknobby.com/
     
  14. cleankut

    cleankut Junior Member
    from Toledo
    Messages: 6

    Thank you sir.