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Old Fire Truck as a plow truck

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by 77gmcserria, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. 77gmcserria

    77gmcserria Member
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    Messages: 48

    I was woundering if anyone has used an old fire truck to plow with? And also if anyone has used a Ford C8000, if so what kind of mount for the plow did you use since the cab tilts forward to acess the motor?
     
  2. Kennedy81

    Kennedy81 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    There was one of the old fords on Ebay not too long ago.
     
  3. 77gmcserria

    77gmcserria Member
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    Messages: 48

    Yes I have seen alot of those on ebay. I just wanted to see other peoples experances with them. I know that you can get fire trucks at a low price and low miles in decent condition. And if anyone has any pics that would be great too.
     
  4. Kennedy81

    Kennedy81 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    The downside I see about fire trucks is that they sit for periods of time, then when they are ran they are ran hard, then shut off without much cool down time. Also if you look at a fire truck check out the engine hours also, they sit and idle alot. Also the pumps on the trucks are controlled by a PTO, so when the trucks are pumping water the engines are ran at higher RPMs for the pump.
     
  5. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    one of my dads friends used one as a form truck for the longest time. but idk if he plowed with it
     
  6. jkitterman

    jkitterman Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    Isn't it kind of hard to find two plow operators that work well together for the steering wheels in front and back? (bad joke but funny visual)
     
  7. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
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    Nice!! Actually, the guy in the tiller will run the back blade!
     
  8. 77gmcserria

    77gmcserria Member
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    Messages: 48

    Has anyone used a Ford C-8000 Cab Over series truck as a plow truck? Since the cab tilts forward what type of plow mount can be used?
     
  9. 77gmcserria

    77gmcserria Member
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    Messages: 48

    The truck is actually a Ford C-850 Super Duty.
     
  10. jimaug87

    jimaug87 Senior Member
    Messages: 179


    Guy in my neighborhood had a MMII. I've seen his cab open and the plow is just taken off.
     
  11. 77gmcserria

    77gmcserria Member
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    Messages: 48

    That was my thought as well but they don't make a mount for the Ford C-850, so it would have to be a custom install.