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First Plow Truck 1973

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Plowingsince73, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Plowingsince73

    Plowingsince73 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Here is a photo of my first plow truck in 1973. It's a brand new 1973 GMC 3/4 ton 4X4 and a 7 1/2' Meyer's plow. Truck was $4800 brand new, and the plow was $895.00. Those were the "Good Ole Days"

    73 GMC Meyer Plow.jpg
  2. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,260

    awesome - i love seeing pics from back in the day. you still have the truck??Thumbs Up

    looks like one of the amber marker lenses fell off the plow light. the lights back then weren't isulated from shock like they are today.

    i'd gladly take a "new" '73 GMC over most anything available today.
  3. TMLGC

    TMLGC Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    Thats great thanks for sharing. I also love old school pick ups.
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,477

    That's funny, that's the same year my dad bought his first 3/4 ton for plowing, instead of Jeeps. Except he had an IH. All the other contractors thought he was nuts.

    What controls and pump did you have? Power steering for the plow pump? Valve manifold on the hump in the center?
  5. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,779

    My brother started in '73 with a Powerwagon which I bought from him in '77 when it bought another Powerwagon.
    Got to love simple trucks.
  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,468

    Great picture.Thumbs Up
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,921

    NiceThumbs Up

    My first was a 74 w200 sno~commander
    A power wagon with a reflective stripe and a factory installed plow from Meyers

    It's rusting away next to my garage ,
    Good times.
  8. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,779

    Same rig, same demise......
  9. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,108

    The first truck I plowed in was a 78 gmc the same as that witha Meyers off the steering pump with toggles.
    I can still see it on my route today sitting behind a shack with the blade still on it. I keep thinking I'll approach the guy and restore it. Man the heater in that would cook you out trying to keep the engine cool, plowing with both windows open...
  10. Robinson_Cnst

    Robinson_Cnst Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Just sold my old rig. 79 Ramcharger with Meyer blade. This thread makes me miss it now.
  11. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Great picture!
  12. fastxcr800

    fastxcr800 Member
    Messages: 87

    awesome truck! too bad the don't cost the same, i'd love to pay 895 for a new plow
  13. CashinH&P

    CashinH&P Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Very cool picture!
  14. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,030

  15. woody617

    woody617 Member
    from pa
    Messages: 35

    Love those prices, just got a 2015 gmc 2500 hd crew cab for a lot more then that price.
  16. gallihersnow

    gallihersnow Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    Sweet picture.

    Fun fact: That $4,800 equals $24,833.45 in todays money.
  17. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,779

    Currently I have a 85 K-5 and a new GM crate motor on the way for $1500.00, a couple hours to switch and it's good to go. Try doing that to a newer truck.:laughing:
  18. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,108

    You could list that plow for $4630 in Nashville ...
  19. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 627

    Totally awesome. I wish I would have kept my 1983 K10 and restored it.
  20. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,544