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Our Mitsubishi Fuso Plow Truck (Pictures and Video)

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by TomG, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. TomG

    TomG Member
    Messages: 30

    Here is our Fuso plow truck. I love plowing in this truck because it is a cabover and you can see exactly where your blade is. If you haven't plowed in a cabover you have no idea what your missing. We have a 9' Fisher Plow on it and a 3 yard Economizer sander.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNze6_PxpIM

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  2. TomG

    TomG Member
    Messages: 30

  3. qualitylawn

    qualitylawn Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    is that truck 4 wheel drive?
     
  4. TomG

    TomG Member
    Messages: 30

    Yes the truck is a 4x4
     
  5. mackclmodel

    mackclmodel Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I know it's an old thread but what type of fuel mileage do you get plowing with the mitsu ?
     
  6. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,956

    I have an 07 FE (2wd) model, and I get no better than 12mpg on the highway. Being it's 4wd, I'm sure it gets less than that.


    Mileage while plowing ? I didn't know there was such a thing.;)
     
  7. mackclmodel

    mackclmodel Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Did you plow with it ?
     
  8. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,956

    Plow with a 2wd box truck ? No.


    Point is, if I'm doing regular cruising around and getting 12, I cannot imagine getting better mileage otherwise.
     
  9. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    What do you have for an engin? I used to adverage 14 with my 4 banger diesel, no highway, all local.
     
  10. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,956

    300 Cu Inch 4banger diesel. I've done the mileage thing dozens of times, and the best I ever got was 13.5, but that was on a long trip, and I wasn't loaded with materials. My foot was very relaxed that day, as I didn't have to be there in a hurry. Every time I do the mileage thing it's generally around 11 to 12 MPG, pretty much hovering around 12

    Love the truck because it does everything I need. Would have preferred a 4x4, but there wasn't one available when I was looking.

    BTW, the only time I got better mileage was when my kids used the truck for some expedition down to south NJ. They were very gentile on the pedal while driving apparently..

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    Last edited: Dec 25, 2012
  11. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    looks awesome, must be nice to see the plow
     
  12. mackclmodel

    mackclmodel Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    It should be awesome. This will be my first year plowing in a little truck anyways.
     
  13. robtown

    robtown Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 16

    I have an 8.6 v plow on my w4500 cabover 2wd drive and it plows great. Turning radius is the best. It is a desiel and i get about 12 mpg
     
  14. mackclmodel

    mackclmodel Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I'm running a 8.5 Fisher V on the Fuso to this year. Turning radius is incredible so much better than the old R-Model Mack. The only complaint I have is the plow sucks and is way to light duty for municipal street plowing
     
  15. robtown

    robtown Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 16

    Wow thats wierd ...i love the v plow and the thing weighs like 900 pounds, but i mostly do commercial lots.
     
  16. mackclmodel

    mackclmodel Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Thats exactly what this plow should be used for, lots and driveways.
     
  17. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 847

    We love our Cab over Mits, great for small downtown lots, and salting is amazing because you can pull a u-turn in even the smallest lot and don;t have to shut the salter off. And just did the calculation yesterday we are doing about 10mpg while plowing.

    Also ours is only 2wd and we have never had an issue getting stuck.
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    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013
  18. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    You can get a locker for the rearend. I had one put in mine. It was a little noisy when turning on dry pavement, made the tires wear faster.
     
  19. mackclmodel

    mackclmodel Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    We finally had a storm that I had to fuel up mid way through. Here's what I got, 1.71 gallons per hour or get ready 5.478 mpg plowing streets. WOW I thought it would get better than that. My old F-450 got 5mpg's and had alot more power.
     
  20. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    I think you need to look for a fuel leak some where.