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If i decide to plow with my current ford, is this good MEAT?!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PremierLand, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    heres the ford, (it has my trailer hooked up to it so its sagging a little) but is this good meat for snow?
     
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  2. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    dang, ill get a better pic tommarow when its not so dark, and not inbetween the driveway and house :)
     
  3. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    If you mean tires "yes" they are fine. Don't spend the money on anything new unless they happen to be bad in snow which i doubt they will be. Thats the way i see it.

    PS the truck looks good with the trailer, does it tow well, hows it do for gas?
     
  4. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    it tows alot better than my 98 dakota v6 :) lol. but its ALOT harder, its like driving a semi, kind of, that trailer is 7-16... but it tows soooo much better, and i cant really tell i have it (as far as rpms go). but gas..... well thats a whole different story, gets 7-9mpg compared to the 12-14 my dakota gets.

    theres a pic of my dakota, its the everyday driver, and i use the ford as work and work only, and dakota for everyday to school, girls, and whatnot. its my baby, i love her!


    heres the trailer too, its a 7-16, it has a 50" dixie and a 48 exmark sittin on her. and theres the curtis and snowex.
     
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  5. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Yes the trailers take some getting used to, i towed a huge boat down to Florida this summer and tow snowmobile/jetski trailers about twice a month and the truck completely sucks gas with the trailer attached especially at highway speeds.
     
  6. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572


    yep im used to the trailers. but it was just the truck i wasnt used to, it added about an extra 10ft compared to the dakota. and the turning radius isnt as tight. IE: when backing up its a little more difficult, but i can still squeeze my 7-16 ft trailer in between a 7.6 drive inbetween fence and house :-D
     
  7. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    heres a better pic of the truck, and the tires/wheels. i took the pic at the 3rd from last house today (then it got dark on me). anyway theres a 48" exmark, 50" Dixie and some other stuff sitting on that beautiful trailer. lol.


    how is that meat on the truck though?
     
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