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making good use of a old small truck?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Iawr, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Iawr

    Iawr Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    We just inherited a 99 f250 xlt light duty with a 7.5' fisher. We plow commercial lots, and roads so this guy is a bit small for street use, and under powered for our lots. I don't want to.drop a sander in it and destroy the suspension.
    What uses have you guys put sall trucks to?

    Snow blower hauler? Side walk truck?
     
  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Keep the plow on it. Use it as a back up, light clean up, haul snow blowers and salt around. Put removable wings on it and make it a 9 footer for those 2-3" fluffy storms.
     
  3. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Don't underestimate the old girl. Pop for some new (heavier) rear mains, put a poly caster on it, and use low range in the deeper stuff. Since you "inherited" the truck, the cost of springs should be looked at as a pitance to have another money-maker.
     
  4. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,868

    yup sounds like a truck that should be put to work pushing snow. let it make you a few bucks.
     
  5. Iawr

    Iawr Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Well new problem that is setting me back with this little girl. Drove her home last night, and picked up some parts this morning. I pissed through fuel though, 66.7 miles on 3/4 of a tank... No fuel leaks, and she's not throwing and codes.
     
  6. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Yeah.......something is BAD wrong. Fuel use like that should be easy enough to diagnose.
    That truck should pull down 12-13 mpg @ 55 mph.
     
  7. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,321

    It can't be burning all of it and got to be going some place, I"d pull the dip stick to see if it's leaking through the intake and into the oil.
     
  8. fozzy

    fozzy Member
    Messages: 90

    I had a f250 with the 5.4 and it got 9-10 miles to the gallon empty in the summer. Much worse in the winter. my mileage looked like that at times.:cry: