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New F550 / Lynden Lawn Pic Thread

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Lynden-Jeff, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    So been getting many PM's asking for pictures of my trucks and spray systems. Figure I may as well start a picture thread. The first pics are of my new 2012 F550 undergoing its transformation. Still a ways to go but the salter is on!! Last pic is of my daily driver. Need to get some clean pics.

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  2. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    Nice truck but u know an alumium body is only 3 grand more right...
     
  3. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    nice looking trucks and the best part they are all fords
     
  4. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Nice F550, So you buy a new white truck and paint it black, Why not buy black to begin with ?
     
  5. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    I had no idea... :dizzy: This truck was a package deal with dump body already on and I got it for a solid $15,000 less then the same truck with an aluminum dump bed on it. I really did not have a preference, calcium chloride will eat through aluminum as well.

    Thanks, only way to go IMO!

    Like I said above it was a $15000 savings with the truck as it was. Cost $1000 for paint so im still ahead. Searched all over Ontario for a black truck in stock pool and nothing. Would have taken 3 months to order from factory and I could not wait.
     
  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,496

    Nice truck! Can't believe it was only $1000 to paint it. Looks great though.
     
  7. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    OK, Under stand know, so what else do you have planed for the truck
     
  8. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Ya and it was a fantastic job, pretty much like factory. Did not do Jams however, which helped save money so when the doors are open you can tell it was white, doesn't really bother me.

    450 Gallon liquid de-icing system including direct app and wet at the spinner on independent systems. Steps for cab, tint, line-x on parts of the box and cab fenders, pacific dually rim liners, a pretty in depth strobe package and HID headlights. More pics to come.
     
  9. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    So I take it your plowing with one truck and salting with the other ?
     
  10. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Well for now it going to get a western mount and im going to share plows between my truck and the dump. I do the salting so I will have the option to use either. Eventually it will have its own plow.
     
  11. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    Hey what kind of tires and rims are you running on the 2011 250? I like them
     
  12. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    What ever happened to your snoway revolutions???

    PS I didn't mean for my previous post about the alumium body to come off as arrogant... I've found a lot of people think aluminum is a lot more expensive then it really is and when you look at the benefits its far superior to steel but whatever, a good deal is a good deal I would be picky either...
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012
  13. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    They are 35" Dick Cepek Tires on 17" American Racing Teflon rims. Been great so far.

    Kinda seemed that way but no big deal. I research my purchases a lot and this was just the right choice of the time. I was talking to my friend today about linex-ing the whole box with linex 350. This is the same stuff they use for bomb mitigation and blast defense. Its significantly stronger then normal linex bed liner.

    Revolution was gone years ago, traded for a 29R which is much better. Still going the way of Western for plows now, but this salter is a beast with the 11hp Honda. Makes my friends 9300 SnowEx look like a joke.

    More pics to come, tank installed today, strobes and liquid pumps on the weekend.
     
  14. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    Mmm 550.... The one ton dump I have now will probably be the last one I'll ever purchase. Pretty much a glorified pick up truck.
     
  15. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,169

    Nice 550......

    Paint job looks sharp.
     
  16. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
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    I never understood why people buy 1 ton dumps. Completely useless compared to the cargo of a 550 and virtually the same price depending on trim.
     
  17. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,169

    Now you're just being mean....:D
     
  18. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
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    Oh, he's not being mean, brings up a great point.

    All in all you're right, but the towing rating is pretty stought with a 350 DRW, and the small GVWR allows to haul a larger load without becoming CDL necessary. It is NOT my intention to start a CDL war here, so please don't...
     
  19. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    Im in the same boat as you, i want to buy a new f-450 to have it custom painted and options out how i want but i can get a truck with a body and hoist installed and ready to go for almost 20k less.

    Did the dealer you bought it from also do the paint?
     
  20. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    This is true. We use a 350 and a 250 for our maintenance crews.

    No I had a connection outside of the purchasing lease company so I just had it done on the side. Turned out pretty good!

    I should say one ton dumps are completely useless, I have debated putting a dump insert in our 350 for grass and leaves. I just can't see buying a full out F350 with dump bed when I know a hair over 3000lbs will overload it.