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New hot rod plow rig

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by SnowGodFather, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

    Don't have anything set up on it yet, but here is the new rig.

    Waiting for bed/hoist/central hydraulics real soon, then by next fall a Blizzard 8611, and a 10' SS V-Box salt spreader.

    '91 IHC 4700 Lo-Pro DT466 7spd A/C 25,550 gvw.

    11'-12' stake bed dump.

    new truck 2 resized.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2003
  2. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

  3. Grshppr

    Grshppr Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Nice truck!:drinkup: You should be able to make some serious $$$$ once that unit is all decked out.
     
  4. Sno

    Sno Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Is that 4 wheel drive? or not needed.

    ??

    Just wondering as I was looking at one to purchase similar to that only older.

    It was 2 wheel drive and I was worried about it.
     
  5. lawnkid

    lawnkid Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    There's a compnay around here that has a rig exactly like that but red. They bought a red dump body for it and they put on a tailgate spreader and a Western 10' straight Plow. Man that thing is sweet. I think it acttually is a 2Wd anyway but with all that salt in the back it handles well I'd think. Peace
     
  6. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

    No drive from the front axle. only the 4 rear wheels.

    With 6-7 tons of salt, I don't think it will have a proplem.

    We don't get 20" snowfalls, so it should do just fine with some good tractoin tires in back.
     
  7. myo

    myo Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Nice looking truck!!
     
  8. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    They have some 2 stage hydro pumps out now, cost a little more. However allow you to operate two functions at once.

    Geoff
     
  9. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    tire chain are a big help on truck like that.....id look into them
    -nick
     
  10. sno-mover

    sno-mover Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    The company I sub for has one similar to that, it has a one way plow and a v box, and they havent had any problems. good luck :)
     
  11. jakegypsum

    jakegypsum Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    SGF, Nice rig! You can do a lot with that type of truck. Correct me if I'm wrong but that rig looks to be a class 6 or 7 truck. Depending on the weight of the V-box & cargo, you should be able to cut through some heavy amounts of snow. I normally run anywhere from 6,000 to 12,000 lbs of ballast weight on my class 7 trucks w/ 10 Western depending on snowfall. Chains should not be necessary. You should be able to "clean house" with that rig! Good luck. Jake.
     
  12. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 468

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  13. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 468

    I drive the same truck but reg not lopro with a 10' Viking plow and a 7 yard dump spreader body.I plow road for the local highway dept. and most of the time I have sand salt in it. But even when empty it has no problem with traction. I have push some deep snow and its keeps going.
     
  14. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

    Not sure on the correct classes, but it's a true 2 ton.

    Should have a payload cap. of about 12-14 thousand pounds.

    Front axel 7,500

    Rear axle 18,550
     
  15. Pennies from Heaven

    Pennies from Heaven Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE ONE NICE RIG WHEN YOU ARE DONE! I HAVE A '91 INT. 4700 ROLL BACK THAT I MODIFIED FOR PLOWING AND SALTING. SINCE IT WAS A ROLL BACK, THE TURNING RADIUS IS UNBELIEVABLY TIGHT. I CAN TURN INSIDE OF MY F-350 SUPER CAB. THE ONE PROBLEM I HAVE WITH IT IS THE LOW PROFILE TIRES ON THE FRONT END. SINCE THE AXLE IS SO LOW TO THE GROUND, WHEN WE HAVE MORE THAN 4-5", THE AXLE STARTS TO PUSH THE SNOW IN FRONT OF IT. THIS IS COMPOUNDED BY THE PLOW FRAME WHICH MOUNTS ON THE UNDER SIDE OF THE AXLE. EVEN GOING UP OR DOWN A DRIVEWAY APRON FROM THE STREET WILL BOTTOM OUT THE FRAME. AFTER DRIVING WITH THE AXLE PUSHING SNOW, I CAN FEEL THE SNOW BUILD UP AND START TO SLOW ME DOWN. I WAS TOO BUSY THIS WINTER TO CHANGE THE TIRES OR MODIFY THE FRAME, BUT YOU CAN BE SURE I WILL CHANGE IT FOR NEXT YEAR! IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR FRONT TIRES ARE LOW PROFILE. I LIKE THE LOOK OF THE LOW PROFILE BUT THEY JUST ARE NOT PRACTICAL WHEN PUSHING SNOW. YOU CAN HAUL A LOT OF SALT ON THAT TRUCK TOO. I WENT FROM A PICK UP SIZED V-BOX TO A 10' LONG (HOLDS 8-9 TONS?) AND I CUT DOWN MY TRIPS TO THE SALT YARD TO ONE PER STORM, VING A LOT OF WASTED TIME DRIVING TO PICK UP SALT. hOPE YOU POST SOME PICS WHEN YOU ARE ALL RIGGED GOOD LUCK
     
  16. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    snow god father

    What are you going to use that truck for in the non-plowing season. I was just wondering what made you decide to put a stake body on such a short truck?
    Eric
     
  17. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

    Pull a skid steer. Also the stake body will dump, so I can haul dirt, retaining wall builders, etc...

    I can't go to long since there is only 10.5' of frame.
     
  18. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

    Progress so far

    4700 lp.jpg
     
  19. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    The truck looks good so far. Have you decided on a plow or spreader yet?
     
  20. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

    Flink 6-7yrd

    PLow is undesided still.