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how many have exhaust on there plowing rigs?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by the new boss 92, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    how many have them? i have a mixed route of commercial and resi's. im alittle worried about them bitchin' about the noise level from it. any one have any problem with this? i also have a standard trans so alittle more noisier then a auto.
  2. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    IMO, "performance" exhaust systems are usually associated with noisey systems, this doesn't have to be the case, you can easily gain flow, without a whole lot of noise. Hi-flow cats are a nice way to increase performance,keep noise down, and still remain emissions compliant.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    The more attention you draw to yourself the more attention will be paid to you.
  4. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Drill a 1--1 1/2 inch hole in a potato and stuff into the exhaust pipe... Much quieter.!!!!
  5. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    I wouldnt worry about it. I think the people are mored worry about getting there drive plowed. And doing a nice job. :nod:
  6. Tiflawn

    Tiflawn Member
    Messages: 45

    Thank god I dont have to fill that beast with fuel from the MIDDLE EAST!

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,286

    What? As already stated performance doesn't mean LOUD. Loud is annoying for everyone.
  8. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    My 95 GMC dump is LOUD. Fully built SBC with ceramic headers, 3" Y, punched out cat, and a Flowmaster 40 series. It wouldn't be that bad if the cam I put in it wasn't so big. :) I only do shopping plazas with it, so noise isn't a factor. If I did driveways with it, I would definitely make it quieter. But I don't, so let it roar. [​IMG]

    It turns heads everywhere and I always get compliments on it being the nastiest sounding work truck.

    If nothing else, it helps me stay awake.
  9. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I sure do. And I do a good bit of residentials too. No one complains since they know when i am there to plow and a few of my customers have diesel trucks that are much louder than my truck. And I can rattle the windows with the right amount of pedal, lol. Never lost a single person over it either. And I have the loudest mufflers flowmaster has right now, other than the single chamber race mufflers, lol. But then again quite a good bit of guys have performance exhausts on their trucks.
  10. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,761

    I have a 4" mbrp turboback on my truck. Sounds great never gets annoying. I plow all commercial lots so noise at 2am isnt a problem.
  11. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    I run straight pipes..My resi. customers love me...Oh wait they all quit. I wonder why???
  12. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    I wouldn't do it. Think about how you'd feel if someone showed up outside your bedroom window and revved an exhaust-less truck for 20 mins in the middle of the night. Gotta think about neighbors too, and not just your own customers.
  13. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Me too, and i wish it was a little louder.
    The last few years i had a chevy with a 496 in it with a really loud exhaust but i was nice with the gas pedal and never had a call about it.
  14. Premier

    Premier Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    High flow is good, quiet is good for residentials, we run magnaflow cats and there version of a cherry bomb on our 92. not to loud and sounds good. on our 01 we had a gibson exhaust system not much noiser than stock, it fell off this summer so im putting on a flowmaster 40 3" in dual 2 1/2" out. If you are conserned with the noise i would go with the split rear system that is the one we had,
  15. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    One year at 1:30am my entire exhaust fell off an old 2500 tried to run it with the open hooker headers, but after 2 drives I just couldn't bear subjecting the public to it any longer and had to go grab my dodge. Dear god, was it awful to drive around in.
  16. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I had a guy 2 years ago doing one of our condo places and he had cherry bombs and they called after 2 storms or so and told me not to have him come back.
  17. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Speak for yourself :laughing::gunsfiring:
  18. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Yup, that's my opinion also. Your own customers may bear with the noise, but the neighbors may not. If your long term plan is to grow your accounts & try to consolidate the driving, I would take the neighbors into consideration.

    I remeber a thread from last winter were a young plow guy was having some big problems with the neighbors while plowing. I think they were calling the cops on him or something? :confused:
  19. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    loud exhaust is unprofessional
  20. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,761

    Mines professionally loud:laughing: