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New Salt truck/Plow truck/ Hook truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by SNOWLORD, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. SNOWLORD

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Well I have been searching for this for quite some time but got her home yesterday: 2001 Freightliner 4x4, 8.3 Cummins, Allison Auto,14K fronts 23K rears, 22.5 rubber, 12 ton Stellar hook lift, 6 yard salter, 11ft poly plow, live hydraulics front and rear. It will turn nearly as short as an extended cab pickup. I can have the salter off and a 20yard box back on in less than 5 minutes. Plowed with it last night got stuck hit the 4x4 button and walked out. I think this will be one of my most versatile pieces. The best part is that a friend of mine has 5 roll off boxes that fit it and I can get them for next to nothing. When I was unloading it it was so froze to the trailer that it took alot of effort to get it free. The driver said he went thru a terrible snow storm on the way here then hit cold.
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  2. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    that truck is awesome! one thing though, with the legs on the back, won't water collect around the front of the V box and cause it to rot out much quicker??
     
  3. SNOWLORD

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    There are legs on the front as well just folded up now. The salter will be stored inside anyway. I plan on plowing during the storms, with salt on board then salt, then run back to shop and hook a 20 yard box and go haul snow all night. Plus use the boxes for everything else we do as well.
     
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Nice truck. That hook lift deal seams to be very veritile.
     
  5. Morrissey snow removal

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

    nicr truck good luck with it!!
     
  6. PlatinumService

    PlatinumService Senior Member
    Messages: 559

    sweet rig. that thing will make you tons of money. love how you can drop the salter to makes extra money hauling with it. good luck!
     
  7. fordpsd

    fordpsd Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    awesome truck. The hooklift is definitely the way to go being able to switch bodies in such a short time. Good luck with it.
     
  8. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Same princable. only in a smaller scale. I love my hook lifts. I run 2 of them.

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    Last edited: Mar 24, 2011
  9. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    Dwan, how have you been? Haven't seen you on the forums in forever....you still over at HEF?
     
  10. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    You're going to really love that truck...nice purchase-congrats.:drinkup:
     
  11. SNOWLORD

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Thanks guys I definately think it will be a good addition to my equipment. Picking up some boxes for it tomorrow.
     
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Very nice looking truck, you don't see many 4x4's.
     
  13. SNOWLORD

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    I looked for 5 months before I found this one. I figured out that if you want a 4x4 you need to shop where there are mountains. haha
     
  14. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Good thinking. How many miles on her?
     
  15. SNOWLORD

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    90,000 miles Everything works well lots of options.
     
  16. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,987

    I never even you you could get 4wd in a truck of that size... What did you pay for it or what are trucks similar to that worth if you dont mind me asking
     
  17. The PuSher MaN

    The PuSher MaN Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    Does that plow need a snow flap when it rolls almost 180 degrees? Awesome truck though.
     
  18. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    That is one nice truck. I would love to have a set up like. The versatility of that piece of machinery is unbeatable and you are going to make a lot of money with it in the future. Nice buy.
     
  19. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

  20. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    Thanks one of the coolest rigs I have seen on this site! Very Nice and Enjoy!