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Mini Plow Truck on Tracks

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Badgerland WI, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Badgerland WI

    Badgerland WI Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Just put this lil video together. I wish we could've gotten some more snow-pushing shots for you guys but we just haven't had any snow recently in our neck of the woods to push around. A couple of guys asked to see some tracks in action so here ya go...

    This is a 96 Suzuki Carry 4x4 outfitted with a MATTRACKS UR-XT Track System and a BlackLine 72" Power Angle plow system and some other goodies we installed: MINI PLOW TRUCK ON TRACKS
     
  2. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,491

    That's pretty cool! You have to get it plowing so we can see what it's capable of. How much does it cost as is? How much are the ones with tires?
     
  3. Badgerland WI

    Badgerland WI Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Thanks for the comment. :drinkup:

    The trucks themselves are all priced according to condition and options (age isnt as important for a nice clean truck unless getting into the newer body styles). The truck in the video would sell for around $6K with a 2" lift and a nice set of off-road wheels and tires. With the track system, plow system, front & rear 2" receiver hitches, and other goodies installed, it sold for around $14K. When you consider the track system retails for $5500 (although we have one of the best prices available on it), you see where the pricing works out.

    You can certainly buy alot of accessories with a truck for the price you would spend on a new side-by-side UTV alone equipped in a somewhat similiar fashion.
     
  4. Kuzanut

    Kuzanut Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    that thing 4wd?
     
  5. Badgerland WI

    Badgerland WI Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Yes. 2WD trucks are available but we only deal in 4WD trucks unless someone is looking for a 2WD unit (usually a specialty truck).
     
  6. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    thats awesome!

    my university has a bunch of these things for onsite transport/support for the maintenance guys and catering duties. we also have a ton of kubota rtv's with blizzard plows, toro workman and polaris rangers
     
  7. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Do they really need the tracks? Could you plow professionally with out the $5500 expense spent on the tracks? How many average miles would be on a $6000 truck?

    I like them, very interesting!
     
  8. Badgerland WI

    Badgerland WI Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    No, not at all. Most of the plow trucks we set-up are NOT on tracks, just a good set of snow tires. The tracks are really suited for those needing to cross more extreme terrains like deep snow because of the flotation that track systems offer, etc.

    You will find pricing all over the place depending on the dealer you're looking at. We tend to get much lower mileage trucks than many of the dealers across the country because we dont look to buy the cheapest available trucks (buy cheap, more profit mentality). I would prefer to source & offer clean, low-mileage units at fair pricing. Just as an example, we have a nice 92 Mitsubishi Minicab in stock right now with 16,500 miles tagged at $6K. Because of the condition of our trucks, pricing, and service, we sell them all over the U.S. and always offer package discounts when purchasing a truck and accessories at the same time.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  9. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    What is the average width of those things? Narrow enough to do sidewalks with?
     
  10. Badgerland WI

    Badgerland WI Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Average width of the mini trucks in stock form is 53" - 54". I do know of a couple of contractors using trucks with V-Plows for doing walks, especially in complexes, etc. We use Allied plows for fixed-V applications because they are built very rugged.