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New Toy Oshkosh snow fighter aka snowzilla

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Xtreme Fab, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Xtreme Fab

    Xtreme Fab Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I finally had a child hood dream come true.:D I bought last friday a 1989 oshkosh snow fighter from the US AIR FORCE. She has no rust, and very low miles at 11,027. She has a 3406 cat and the 3 speed autoshift transmission. Runs great too. Soon as we got her off the flat bed we took her for a spin. She came with a frink roll over plow. But I have a 11' valk butterfly wing plow for her. Got to do some work to her. We are 1st going to paint her orange. Than paint teeth down each engine cover. Then put "SNOWZILLA" across the back of the cab.

    So far she is doing a great job as a billboard for our snow plow dealership. Just about every 4-5th vehicle slows down and takes a picture or you can hear people go "oh wow that's cool" But she already has been put on contract with the State of Maryland. Plus I got a few counties that already inquired about her for emergency blizzard work.

    If any one around maryland has a fixed V plow forsale, I need one ASAP. The SHA wants me to have one for her.

    I do need the hydraulic pump that runs off the front Pto, some one took that off prior to her being sold. I also need a drivers side engine cover.

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  2. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    That is Bad AssThumbs Up I live less than 1 hour from your shop. I am comin' by to meet Toy Oshkosh in person !!!!
     
  3. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,943

    If its not to personal, what did she cost, and how did ya find it? Darn cool if ya ask me.
     
  4. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,587

    Those roll over plows are cool, saw them in action at the Minneapolis airport.
     
  5. Xtreme Fab

    Xtreme Fab Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Well I got her from a dealer only government surplus. She was under $10,000 with all the fees, and trucking to get her here. Last 6 I have looked at where either stick tranny, rusted to beyond repair, thought it was worth it weight in gold, on the other side of the country, wasn't a dealer so I couldn't bid on it and finally a local one the I made an offer on and the guy said he would think about it, then sold it for $500 more than my offerr:realmad:.

    These usually they go for the $15,000 range in this set up. When they have the spreader or with wing plows they start at $25,000. The one I really wanted the dealer was asking $55,000 for which was way over priced. (had all the bells and whistles)
     
  6. mike1316

    mike1316 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    Nice looking
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    You bought last Friday?
     
  8. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 733

    May need to put Timbrens on the front (ha ha).
     
  9. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Awesome truck. I am not too familiar with those, but why is the plow on the drivers side? And what is sha and why do they want a fixed v plow on it? Is that for the blizzard conditions only? Seems like the wing plow would offer a lot more versatility.
    Are you putting a spreader on it?
     
  10. Xtreme Fab

    Xtreme Fab Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Its a frink roll over plow. Its basically a reversible one way plow. The whole thing picks up and rolls over 180 degrees. The top of the plow has a 2nd cutting edge for when its plowing the other direction.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBVSsEh1CHQ video of one working.

    SHA - state highway administration

    V plow for blizzard use only. Otherwise it will have either the roll over or a 11' high speed butterfly plow.

    No spreader, its getting a weight box. Not going to rust it up for no reason.
     
  11. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    How do you know its a "she"?
     
  12. Xtreme Fab

    Xtreme Fab Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    All trucks are girls. Didn't you know that. LOL or on another note, its a bad @ss *****. So again its a she.
     
  13. scholzee

    scholzee Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    No nuts hanging from back bumper.................:mechanic:
     
  14. gassux

    gassux Member
    from NY
    Messages: 31

    check new york city DCAS auctions, i usually see a couple of V plows on there and they are pretty well maintained.
     
  15. conifers4

    conifers4 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    more pics please
     
  16. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,023

    Subscribed. Awesome truck and very anxious to see it when you're done. You'll have to keep updating this thread as you paint and make progress!
     
  17. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    Bada$$ wesport
     
  18. LuckyPlower

    LuckyPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    That thing is wild.
     
  19. Masssnowfighter

    Masssnowfighter Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 201

    I'm jealous, I have been looking for a nice Oshkosh blower truck, I can't find anything for less then $30k
     
  20. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    I can't wait to see this finished