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How many here can honestly say they remember this?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Nascar24, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    How many remember when these were new trucks sitting on a dealers lot ?


    I remember.....yeeze I'm getting old :( lol
  2. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Not I, but cool stuff.
  3. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    I remember when Fisher went from two T- handles to one cable joystick , now that was high tech.
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Hydro control with a stick best combo i used fro 16 years.
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,426

    How aboot the manifold on the drivetrain hump..........we had 3, one for the back plow too.

    Then it went to the push\pull rods through the firewall......those were aboot stupid.
  6. George C

    George C Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I remember how those old Fisher blades were weak at the bottom, and not holding the cutting angle cross the entire moldboard. They used to bend up at the bottom, and needed to be heated up, bent back and welded.
    They were still the best at the time, as they are now.
  7. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,743

    Those are either '78 or '79's and I was driving a new '78 back then.
    Still have a '79 bronco that's a project vehicle.
  8. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,091

    Mother in law had one brand new . No plow though.
  9. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    I remember that, in fact, the F-150's there look just like my dad's first plow truck. We plowed our road and multiple driveways with that rig for OVER 30 years.. they just don't make trucks like that now. Of course, I almost passed out from exhaust fumes the last couple of years but it was fun plowing with the windows down :D

    Now, I can't even get a dealer to return my calls because the trucks I find sell before I call :(
  10. Yup, those are '78s I believe. That was the first year I had a plow. A 7 1/2 foot Fisher Speedcaster with the two T Handle (mine were chrome!) controls and the valve body outside on the frame uprights. Truck was a '74 Chevy K5 Blazer Cheyenne. Man that thing could plow snow, turn on a dime and give you nine cents change....
  11. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    I remember...

    The two in the lower right hand corner are '79s, the rest appear to be '78s. 1979 was the first year for square headlights on the F series pickups.
  12. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 535

    And they were covered under Ford warrantry
  13. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,743

    Ranger XLT's had square lights and Kustom's had round in '78.
    The ones closest in appear to be Ranger XLT's because to the rubber inserted body molding/ trim high up on the body panels.
  14. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Ahh... I didn't realize there were any '78s with square lights. I had a good friend who bought a brand new F150 short box, 351M, 4-spd, with a 7' Fisher in 1979. I loved that truck. We'd tool around all night plowing, and doing other things we probably shouldn't have been doing... :D Those were the good old days.
  15. harddock

    harddock Member
    from mass
    Messages: 67

    I remember when the linkage for the two T's was outside the truck on the plow frame and would freeze up!

    and on the Fisher label was the reminder. "Always Plow With The Storm"
  16. FredG

    FredG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    Remember them well, My first truck new, 77 f-100 300 6, 3sp on tree,
  17. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    Nice! Had a 75 f350 460- c6 - 4.10's Thing was a tank-- two chrome levers! My mom had a 79 bronco new no fisher hook up on that!
  18. Vermontster

    Vermontster Member
    Messages: 64

    "I remember when the linkage for the two T's was outside the truck on the plow frame and would freeze up!"

    That's how they are on my '72. There's some clips that hold things in place for the off season.

  19. fhafer

    fhafer Member
    Messages: 66

    My first plow truck was a 1973 International 1110 with an 8' Fisher power angle. I bought it 30 March, 1981. I was driving it home with my dad when the radio reported Ronald Regan had been shot. I traded it in for a new1983 CJ-7. What a mistake. Other than the chain drive transfer case that truck was a snow moving animal.
  20. FredG

    FredG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    What a awesome toy that International would make today.