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Colvin's Property Services Equipment

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by ColvinsPS, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. ColvinsPS

    ColvinsPS Member
    Messages: 73

    Well i forsee this growing over time but for now i thought i would show off my main piece of equipment. I bought this truck this summer and have put a decent amount of money into it to make it work for me.

    Last night was my first shake down run with this truck and it was doing pretty good until i pushed up to a curb and bumped it while angled and i blew my pass cylinder line up by the pump. It was taking me a while to get used to the truck and then to get used to doing the banks i was doing. I am used to open lots rather than tighter ones with shorter pushes and a lot of perimeter cleanup so i am working on getting the best pattern down to be efficient.

    Truck is a 95 F350, 7.3 diesel, 4x4, dually, with a 8 foot dump body on it. The door sticker says its a canadian truck. 11k GVW. Plow is an 8ft Fisher Minute mount with a sno foil and insta act pump.

    On to the pics!

    f350 1.jpg

    f350 2.jpg
  2. cubplower

    cubplower Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    looks good! good luck this season
  3. PrimoSR

    PrimoSR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Nice looking plow.
  4. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Nice rig you have there, good luck this year
  5. ColvinsPS

    ColvinsPS Member
    Messages: 73

    Thanks! I appreciate it! I will try to get some action pics too if it ever snows any more here.
  6. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    great looking truck. I have a 93 f350 and 88 450(both 4x4s) and love how well they plow snow.
  7. ColvinsPS

    ColvinsPS Member
    Messages: 73

    yeah plows good... at least in the little snow we got the other day. Can't wait for more to try it in.
    Went outside today to find a flat driver side front tire. I think the valve stem is the culprit although the rim has some dents in it. It scared me enough to go to the junkyard and get a spare rim.
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Truck needs a bigger plow!!! Its terrible that i think that body style Ford looks real B/A and is sweet with the 7.3 because i would be completely disowned if i ever had one LOL nice truck!
  9. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    I love those year trucks, up to 97. Going to looking for the exact samething at the end of this plowing season...that is if it snows.:eek:
  10. ColvinsPS

    ColvinsPS Member
    Messages: 73

    if it doesn't snow i might be able to tell you where to look! haha Just kidding.... sort of!
  11. ColvinsPS

    ColvinsPS Member
    Messages: 73

    I wanted to put a 9 footer on but went with an 8 so i can do some driveways too. If i was working for myself and doing per push i would get some wings and put on but since i'm subbing hourly i keep it at 8 for now.
  12. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    I'd keep that statement away from the boss. He'll think your milking him.

    Also, I would think about talking to the boss and see what they think about you getting wings/bigger plow. Maybe you can get an increased hourly rate, and everbody is happy.:drinkup:
  13. ColvinsPS

    ColvinsPS Member
    Messages: 73

    thats true... good point.

    Actually he has the same plow but has wings setup. For the banks that i am doing for him they pull the wings off since it is tighter. I think the wings come more into play in the larger lots.

    All joking aside.. i would like to get wings eventually because my understanding i they help immensely with trail off and that is a problem with this plow and my truck. Really this weekend was the maiden voyage for this thing and i wanted to see how it did.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2010
  14. ColvinsPS

    ColvinsPS Member
    Messages: 73

    So after the snow yesterday i am really wishing i had some wings. I hate the trail my plow leave when it gets a pile in front of it on long stretches. Also it is a dually and it doesn't clear well when turning.
    Truck did great though. I just need to wire up my reverse lights better so they don't keep blowing the fuse after 5 minutes.
  15. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,748

    Nice truck! You could trade for a 9' plow. That may work. Sometimes homeowners buy to big of plows and will trade for an 8'. Do a little research and see what you can come up with. Good luck this winter!
  16. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    That's really nice truck, I love the 1990-to 1997 f350 and I am a flatbed fan.
  17. ColvinsPS

    ColvinsPS Member
    Messages: 73

    I'd love to go to a 9footer but for some of the driveways i do i can't go that big comfortably. That is why i would consider wings for now. Ideally someday I'd like to have a boss 9'2 vxt but it'l take a lot more snows for that to happen.
  18. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    truck looks really nice! best of luck with it!
  19. ColvinsPS

    ColvinsPS Member
    Messages: 73

    Thanks and Nice jeep! Good luck to you as well!

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    nice...goodluck this year