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Central Maine Plowing 1/29/08

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by Spudman, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Spudman

    Spudman Member
    Messages: 95

    Spent the day plowing out our grain and potato storages, so I had the chance to take a couple pictures. We got about 8 inches total here in Central Maine. Truck is a 2007 Toyota Tundra with a 7.5' Fisher MM2. We also plow with a 2004 Chevy 2500HD Duramax with an 8.5' Fisher MM1and a 2000 GMC 3500 SRW with an 8' Fisher MM1.

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  2. Spudman

    Spudman Member
    Messages: 95

    Wrong date

    Whoops! I meant 1/29/09.
     
  3. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,329

    Nice truck! We had 10 inches or so and then it changed to freezing rain for a while. I'm going to dig out the atv and snowblower tomorrow to cut back the snow banks some.
     
  4. Spudman

    Spudman Member
    Messages: 95

    Banks are getting pretty tall around here too. We've already had to push them back a couple of times with the backhoe and loader tractor, just so we could get trucks in and out of the dooryards. It's hard to load haul potatoes and corn when you can barely get the trucks turned around! We stay pretty busy keeping stuff cleared when it snows.

    What part of the state are you located in?
     
  5. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,329

    I was working in Calais, living in Baileyville, until Nov. I started working in Fort Fairfield then. I still have my house down there so I travel down on my days off, the wife and daughter are still down there. I am staying at my brother's place right not and there isn't much room to put snow there! He usually brings a tractor with a blower on it home to clear the banks back. I don't work until 4 tomorrow so it will give me something to do!
     
  6. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    nice pics. we only got about 4" then an hour of rain. then cold..... slush and ice.... what a mess.

    that toy looks good with a fisher
     
  7. Spudman

    Spudman Member
    Messages: 95

    Yeah I'm real happy with the truck. It's got plenty of power for pushing snow and handles the 7.5' RD plow really well. Only about a half inch drop on the front end when the plow is raised. It will eventually need a new set of tires, but hopefully they will last through this winter and planting season in May/June. We'll see.
     
  8. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,329

    I put some Firestone Destination a/t on my truck, and the wife's Yukon, last summer. They haven't let me down yet.
     
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    When I bought my 7.5' SD for my Tundra they dealer toled me it couldn't handle a 7.5' HD (same thing as the 7.5' RD they just changed the name). I wish I had bought the 7.5' HD now.
     
  10. By"US"Snow

    By"US"Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    We have put 7.5' HT's and HD's on 1/2 Tons. If you plow anything other than yourself and a few drives then the HD would have been a better choice. Price wise there is not much of a difference.
     
  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Do you sell many 7.5' SD plows?
     
  12. By"US"Snow

    By"US"Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Nope. Biggest Sellers are 7.5' HT's for 1/2 Tons and 8' HD's for 3/4 Tons.
     
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Have you put many plows on 2007 and newer Toyota Tundras?
     
  14. By"US"Snow

    By"US"Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    At our local shop, no. We provide all the plows to the Varney dealers in Bangor and Pittsfield so I believe they have only put plows on GMC's and Chevy's. This year we have only put plows on Ford's, GMC's and Chevy's at our shop in Jonesboro.
     
  15. Spudman

    Spudman Member
    Messages: 95

    For the 2009-2010 season I upgraded from the 7.5' RD series to a 7.5' X-Blade, which is slightly heavier at 742 pounds or so. I also upgraded the front suspension with height adjustable struts which helps not only to get the front end up higher, it preloads the coil spring moreso than the stock struts, resulting in less overall nose drop when the plow is raised.

    Overall I am very pleased with the combination of Tundra and X-Blade, and have had no mechanical problems at all after two seasons of plowing.
     
  16. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I realy wish I had bought a 7.5' HD instead of my 7.5' SD.
     
  17. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    No one says you have to stay with the SD... Sell the 7.5 SD and buy a 7.5 HD Also to be safe add timbrens to the front.
     
  18. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I'm a cheap ******* and I hate selling things for a loss like that.
     
  19. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    See if Brad will take a trade.
     
  20. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Who is Brad?