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my first plow truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by areoseek, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. areoseek

    areoseek Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 44

    this'll be my first truck with a plow, over paid a Tad, but I fell in love after the test drive. going to fix it up over the summer. 1985 Ford f250 with a 460 auto trans. 4x4 with a 900lb concrete block in the bed. 8ft Fisher plow in what I think is decent shape.



  2. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,561

    Congrats and welcome to the site. That 1st truck is always a love affair!
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Looks like a hydro plow.
  4. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    How does one over pay when you get to make the offer?
  5. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Welcome to the forum, I hope the truck does you well.
  6. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    That's basically what I bought when I was 16. 1986 F250, 351w, auto, and same exact plow. Good tought truck and easy to work on.
  7. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    Old fire department truck it looks like?
  8. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    I wouldn't of paid over a grand for it. How much did you pay if you don't mid me asking and looks like a solid plow truck those old fishers are beasts I have one. They are nothing special but won't let you down and very simple to diagnose if its OOS. But yeah looks like an old FD truck.
  9. areoseek

    areoseek Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 44

    paid 2000 but its financed.
  10. areoseek

    areoseek Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 44

    yep. only 36000 miles
  11. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Depending on what capacity that truck was used for in it's former life those 36,000 miles could be the hardest 36,000 miles an engine can see. I'm a F/F and we punish vehicles daily. We basically start up a cold engine, place it in gear, and hammer down before the oil is even fully circulated through the engine.

    However, I'm sure it's been gagraged it's whole life and most FD's are good about maintenance. Also, many times a truck like that is used as a utility type vehicle so maybe the emergency responses were limited.
  12. jdo150

    jdo150 Member
    Messages: 55

    Looks clean for its age, good luck with it hope it makes you A ton of
  13. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    my dad had a 83 ford f-150 with 7.6 foot fisher he got it in 86 and it lasted till 2008 went everywhere pushed anything was a great truck would probably still have it and be driving it if back half of fame did not rust through. for part of it life it only had box sides with plywood floor as floor rusted out. Thumbs Up
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013
  14. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Guaranteed that plow will not die
  15. areoseek

    areoseek Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 44

    that's the hope. i already have an established Snow removal customer base, but i was limited to shovels. This will slice my time in half and allow me to take more houses. In the meantime it'll pull the landscaping trailer.
  16. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    Nice looking truck, you can't beat an old Ford, they are a tough truck! Good luck with everything!
  17. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    That actually makes the deal worse. Over paid and now you'll pay even more for it. The interest rates at those mom and pop dealers can be through the roof. They probably bought it for $500 at an auction. I hope it serves you well! They are good plow trucks and that plow is bullet proof.
  18. scholzee

    scholzee Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Almost all plows are.................LOL. I think you mean belt driven pump cable valve Hydro vs Electric driven pump electric solenoid Hydro , or are you on your sixth Margarita:drinkup::drinkup:
  19. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,508

    Nice truck, buddy. I bet it smells like Old Farts and cigarettes inside the cab, right ??? :laughing: and with a little mold added, I'm sure.

    Clean er up and lets see some updated pix....Thumbs Up
  20. areoseek

    areoseek Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 44

    you're correct. belt driven pump.

    as for the interest rate issue, it'll be paid off quickly, so its not a huge deal.
    ill definatley post pics after i bring her home and fix everything.