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Housatonic Welding Snowplows

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by snow, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    Just curious if anyone here runs snowplows made by them? They're a small welding company in Great Barrington,MA (berkshires). I've seen them at a few town garages, but not sure if any private contractors use them.


  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    looks like it would clip in to my fisher frame.

    my k30 would look good pushin one of them :)
  3. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    i think we used to have one of those at work but some scholar decided that the moldboard doubled as a cutting edge and that was the end of it haha
  4. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    looks like a plow you would find on a city or county rig...
  5. Townie

    Townie Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 7

    Newbie Posting.
    Yes we have a few of these plows made by Housatonic. There is a website www.housatonicwelding.com. I'm showing the 8 footer on my worktruck (Chevy 2500HD) It does go direct onto a "Pin on" style old Fisher and both the Minute Mount 1 and 2. Same weight as the Fisher also. I work for a Municipality and we wanted to try these out. I still like Fisher plows, so don't get me wrong, but these Housatonics are Outstanding plows for roadways. Pushing back is easier on the truck. It's just a different beast than Fisher or others. I do get alot of looks with this hanging off the front of a 3/4 ton, but check the website out. I've spoken to the Owner very nice guy and very knowledgable.

  6. ch973934

    ch973934 Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    I've seen a few around on state subs' 3/4 and 1 tons, I think it's pretty cool. I've always wondered who manufactured these plows.

    Townie, welcome! Nice work rig you got there, I like the color match bowtie!
  7. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    how does that truck handle it??
  8. Townie

    Townie Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 7

    Really well...I bought this from S. A. McLean up in Limerick. He was saying it will cut fuel costs, instead of pushing a couple of feet of slush in front and dumping it into driveways, is"lifts" it and puts it up on the snowbank. I like it...seems like the truck works alot easier. I'm not on the gas all night fighting to push back, so saving in fuel might ring true.
  9. Chevycrazyman

    Chevycrazyman Junior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 29

    townie, got any more pictures of wellesleys trucks?
  10. Townie

    Townie Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 7

    Ahhh. Orange and Black was the giveaway?
    Here's our KW C520. Got it from state surplus, it was originally a Military Roll-off prototype. Its' AWD with a NTC 400 Cummins, Allison DRD-750 auto trans, and Rockwells all around. Root unbody scraper with a 14' Swenson spreader.

    KW PLS.jpg
  11. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    That is a cool setup on the 2500HD. Now I want one!
  12. PabstBlueRibbon

    PabstBlueRibbon Senior Member
    Messages: 733

    whats the weight on your 8'
  13. wolfmobile8

    wolfmobile8 Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    thats a cool set up you have. My town runs the orange poly straight blades on the fisher headgears. That kw is in nice bet that can push some snow.
  14. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    Thanks for posting the pics. Good to see some of these plows in current service. Also like the Kenworth, thats a serious truck!
  15. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    I believe he said in the original post it is the same weight as the same size fisher
  16. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    That'd be nice for my neighbors 1/4 mile long driveway that drifts in so bad. Might have to look into that
  17. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Very cool! I want one now. I didn't know they made 8' hywy plows that light.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    that looks good on your 2500HD
  19. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    That truck is Beautiful. I would love to have seen it as a roll off. No plow or wing?
  20. Townie

    Townie Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 7

    This is a twin to what ours looked like when we got it. This exact truck is in Canada and is still listed for sale. We shortened the driveline by 48" added a belt driven cluthc pump for hydraulics, installed the stainless, the belly blade and did the paint