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I want one.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by White Gardens, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
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  2. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    I like the looks, but some of those comments scare me.

    Something else to go wrong, be expensive to fix, get plugged with snow, etc.

    And how does a plow frame work with that?

    Pretty sure no comment is even necessary aboot this.

    Reading some of the comments pretty much summarize it.

    Build a work truck that works. Not with all kinds of fancy crap that costs a crapload to fix and maintain.
     
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    The Atlas is a concept regardless.

    I have a feeling your going to see at least the same type of body style on the new trucks.

    And I wouldn't be surprised if they offer different levels of the truck. I would bet that a 250 or 350 would be built more for abuse.



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  4. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    As a F150 it would be awesome. You cant put a plow on the new ones anyways.

    For a 3/4+ It better be a solid frame aluminum. Of course if that was the case, people would be chopping up your frame in the middle of the night.
     
  5. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,099

    Kinda looks like a Chevy
     
  6. RJ lindblom

    RJ lindblom Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    I like it. I like it a lot.
     
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Are you smoking crack?



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    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
  8. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,099

    I looked quick and actually had to read it to see what it was. :jester: I guess the grill kinda gives it away.
     
  9. RJ lindblom

    RJ lindblom Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    I didn't think it looked anything like a Chevrolet.
     
  10. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    The box looks short.
     
  11. BOSSMAN21

    BOSSMAN21 Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I was actually thinking that same thing with the flared out fenders.
     
  12. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    I dont like it. Its just too ugly. Well, most modern trucks after 2011 are getting

    A. More useless
    B. Uglier
    C. Lower to the ground
     
  13. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    This kind of stuff isn't that different from things that were new in the past. We work through them, sometimes easily, sometimes painfully.

    If your wheels' shutters get stuck closed you'll pry them out. If your wheels' shutters get stuck open you'll brag to your friends. Plenty of people will slap on normal aftermarket wheels anyway.

    I thought I've heard of the automatic lowering air dam on some trucks before, but anyway, you'll just pull the air dam fuse when you install a plow frame. After some years there will be enough of a parts market for you to sell your air dam motor on eBay and recoup some of the money that you think you paid for it when buying the truck.

    You want to know what this crap is really for? It's there so that they can sell a vehicle that gets rated for the same MPG with more power and/or more weight. You get a more powerful, heavier truck, without paying a higher price caused by **** fines and without pissing off environmentalists. They get to advertise better MPG. You get to disable all the crap that bothers you and go on your merry way.

    You don't have to fix and maintain the things that you don't want to function.

    Edit: WTF, the forum software censored the acronym for Corporate Average Fuel Economy...

    As long as the larger market for "half ton" pickups is office commuters and soccer moms, they will continue to evolve into sedan-like and minivan-like vehicles, just like SUVs did.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
  14. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    At least Chevy is making a 6.5 foot bed an option on the half ton crew cabs for the first time.
     
  15. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,554

    I would trade in the old ladies Edge for that F150 tomorrow if I could.
     
  16. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    ****

    Test

    LOL, it does. How stupid is that?
     
  17. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    :laughing: Maybe there was some drama or a joke about it years ago, long forgotten.
     
  18. C&T Landscaping

    C&T Landscaping Member
    Messages: 49

    Pretty sure it was because of a rival lawn care website a few years back
    ********.com

    Maybe they weren't trying to have that site advertised on their own.

    Im an idiot for trying to put the URL knowing it would be blocked lol
     
  19. Theplower

    Theplower Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    What I don't get though is this, is this a 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, or 1 ton truck? It looks similar to an f150, but it seems too high. I can't see them using this same design as the f150 AND as the f2/3/4/550 as they haven't done that since 1997.
     
  20. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    It's a concept. The real world model won't be delivered with the height or most of the crazy features, though it might be higher than the current model...that's something you can get away with if you have shutters on your wheels and an automatically lowering air dam.