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New to the site and Truck plowing(Curtis Plow)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by TBL Landscaping, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. TBL Landscaping

    TBL Landscaping Member
    Messages: 30

    Hey guys im new to plow site and this summer i invested some money into snow plowing. I do lawns in the summer as well as some serious landscapes so this fits right in with my seasonal schedule as im sure all of you know. last winter i did alot of snow blowing and couldn't believe how well i did. With a great start this year in profits i upgraded my truck to a 2000 gmc 3500 with a 6.5 diesel. Previous truck was a 1500 and i blew the tranny. This week i got a curtis 8 ft plow for $800 with mounts and its a 2010 model used for a single driveway. I think its a smoking deal as everything is brand new including the wiring. So my question starts here, does anyone have experience with the curtis plows? It seams fairly heavy duty but im not too sure. Weighs about 600 pounds or so.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    Curtis isn't that popular. Find a dealer near you and make friends. Get the manual for it a study up on it
     
  3. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Not familiar with the Curtis brand. What size is this plow? 600lbs seems pretty light weight. My first plow was a Meyer 8' w/ a poly moldboard and it was close to a 1000lbs. My current plow is a Meyer SV-2 10.5' (v-plow) that weighs about 1200 lbs. Keep in mind that you want it heavy, because the plow's weight is what keeps it on the ground scraping, not skimming up and over hard packed snow. Obviously, you have to keep the weight matched to a vehicle that can support it. My current truck is a 2012 F-550 and the SV-2 that I have on it was the biggest that I could put on it, (and believe me, you know when you hit the up button on the controller).
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    He Said 8'.....
     
  5. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Yes he did, sorry. Seems lightweight to me.
     
  6. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    That 6.5 Diesel is a nightmare.... Havent seen Curtis in 10 years... Find a dealer
     
  7. TBL Landscaping

    TBL Landscaping Member
    Messages: 30

    What's wrong with the 6.5? Seams to be a lot better than the 6.0 ford engine. My buddy has one and dumps a few grand into it every 6 months or so. Yeah I will need to locate a dealer, the guy I got the plow from purchased it in Boston.
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    Look into the relocate and cooling fin upgrade for the injector computer
     
  9. TBL Landscaping

    TBL Landscaping Member
    Messages: 30

    Will do, expensive fix?
     
  10. TBL Landscaping

    TBL Landscaping Member
    Messages: 30

    It could be a little more it was hard to judge when I picked it up with a chain vault and rail system on my block trailer that I use to do move large amounts of stone. But I did lift up on side to slide a strap under it and i didn't struggle too much. I'll post some pics of it in a few
     
  11. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    I think my diesel place said 300.00? Not sure
     
  12. TBL Landscaping

    TBL Landscaping Member
    Messages: 30

    That's not bad at all, I wouldn't mind paying that versus replacing an egr valve every 4000 miles
     
  13. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Not that im trying to start anything but 6.0's aren't nearly as bad as people make them out to be
     
  14. TBL Landscaping

    TBL Landscaping Member
    Messages: 30

    Oh no not if you do a turbo swap, egr delete, studs, gasket, injecotrs, and injector pump, cat removal and straight pipe. After that they run great lol