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Dream truck?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ultimate plow, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,763

    Hey guys...since there not much snow falling I though I would bring the topic up about what your dream rig would be? mine would have to be..........
    Ford f-350 black quad cab power stoke diesel
    Western pro plus with wings
    Western Pro flo 2
    Whelen edge strobe bar and hide aways all the way around
     
  2. gmack616

    gmack616 Member
    Messages: 37

    isnt manueverability a slight issue with something as big as a ford 350? id be happy with a diesel 2500hd
     
  3. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    Chevy C5500 4x4, Fisher 9'6" EZ-V, Sidewing, Stellar Shuttle Hooklift with 10' flat, 5-6 yd dump, Fisher or Downeast V-box and large capcity body for lightweight materials.

    And a Cat 906 mini wheel loader with a Blizzard 810ss or 8611.
     
  4. cocco78

    cocco78 Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    a brand spanking new 1979 Ford F350 XLT, 460V8, C6 auto, D60's.... Well actually since I'm dreaming replace that 460 with a 5.9L Cummins turbo diesel....
     
  5. raptorman03

    raptorman03 Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    A blue 92 1/2 ton chevy that has a 189,0000 mi with a 5.7. Now thats a truck :p purplebou
     
  6. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    For dreamin i would start out with my first truck, '74 F-250 Hi-boy, d60's, a new baby stroke diesel with the zf 6 speed tranny, boss v-plow, side wing, v-box and of course custom shag carpeting :p
     
  7. haligan125

    haligan125 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 64

    International CXT 7300
    the International® DT 466 diesel engine with a horsepower rating of 220 hp and 540 lb.-ft. of torque capable of hauling or towing pretty much anything you can put into or behind it
    A smooth-shifting Allison® 2000 Series automatic transmission and standard cab air-suspension (with standard front air seats) provide an exceptionally comfortable ride.

    www.navistar.com
     
  8. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Fuso, Blizzard, Stellar shuttle rolloff w/2 yd sander
     
  9. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    Ford f550 with the combination stainless steel dump body/spreader from Tarrant Manufacturing, Fisher x blade,onspot automatic tire chains,all led lights.Thats about all for now :)
     
  10. snowbiter

    snowbiter Member
    Messages: 68

    A brand new unimog U500.
     
  11. Tim1075

    Tim1075 Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    2005 F-350 extended cab, short bed, 5.9L cummins (i wish), 6spd, 9'6" Fisher V. I wish i could replace my Powerstoke with a Cummins, but you can't beat the Ford
     
  12. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,831

    FUSCO with a 9ft fisher plow or a Ford F350 XLT extra cab with a 6.5 bed diesel and a 8ft fisher plow
     
  13. intlco

    intlco Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    A New Unimog w/Mercedes Diesel, Dump Body, and Everest 10' blade.
     
  14. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    see sig and avitar :cool:
     
  15. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    The one I have now!! lol This is about as good as it gets unless you want to jump to a big dumptruck :nod:
     
  16. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Dream Truck? They have not made one yet in recent times to suit my "needs" so to me all P/U trucks are a "compromise" and you try to pick the best one of them for your own needs.
     
  17. dirtball

    dirtball Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    dream truck? Whatever the guy willing to go do all my plowing with his own equipment while I sit in front of a fire with my family waitng for him to bring me money would be driving (I have a feeling it would be red, with runners and have 8 R-D power). :p
     
  18. RidgeCon

    RidgeCon Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    I am just happy to be able to afford the trucks we have. Dream trucks are the ones paid for, although nice 450's with v-plows and sanders aren't toooo bad :rolleyes:
     
  19. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Good point
    :)
     
  20. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Ford F-550 Crew Cab with 4WD with Dana 135's at each end. 19" E rated rubber. Uprate the leaf springs on all four corners and the shocks with T-Rex equipment, go with Kelderman all the way around, too.

    Flatbed with a Vee box. Toolbox, too. Spicer OTR 7 speed tranny with a Haisley Triple Disc Clutch.
    8.3 litre twin turbo Cummins with the P-7100 pump purchased from Thornville, Ohio with the parts purchased from Chesswick, PA.

    Blizzard 8911? (the 11 footer) with a Sidewing custom mounted to fold back uder the flatbed body, and a SnowMan pull plow on the back. (This rig will still fit in most driveways.)

    CB radio, Sirius sattelite, MP 3 Player, a SERIOUS heater. Cell phone holder, Laptop mount, one of those trucker fridges. Emergency chemical toilet. Little mattress in the back for a power nap.

    Oh yeah, a cup holder fer me hot chocolate and a place fer a samich!
    Let's ride! Snow never had a chance!