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New Toy

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Kevin Kendrick, Aug 4, 2009.

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  1. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    This is for the downtown airport. It is the new Henke FVX Folding Vee Plow. It took me a year to round up this order but it finally happened!! We stripped the valve off and had to send it to our hydraulics supplier so they could add sections to it to accomodate all of the different functions. They also ordered (2) 16' airport runway plows. All told the order was for $60,000....WOHOOO!!!

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  2. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    One more...The plow is a compression spring trip edge and it has a pitch cylinder on it to level it out whenever you need to. But its mostly to keep the cutting edge off the ground when in carrying position.

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  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Can I run on of those on my Tahoe? Would I need Timbrens?

    Seriously, that looks one massive plow. How wide is it? That pitch cylinder is cool. I've been thinking that is the first serious mod I would do to the XV.
     
  4. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    It is 12' wide and 41" tall. Takes a beast of a truck to handle this bad boy as it weighs approximately 2,400lbs.
     
  5. Grass Master

    Grass Master Banned
    Messages: 157

    Nice rig, looks like fun. can you actually see the blade while plowing with that behemoth?
     
  6. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Heres a couple more right before delivery. It is very difficult to see it from the cab of the truck so I threw some rod markers on it to help. Before we put the rod markers on, I went to move it from the back lot and hit the wrong function and the right wing scraped down the side of one of our trash trucks. :eek::eek:

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  7. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    I want one. Looks good
     
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