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Pics of my rig

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Dockboy, Jan 26, 2001.

  1. Dockboy

    Dockboy Guest
    Messages: 0

    Just posted pics of my truck in my sig.and wanted to make sure it worked.

    Tell me what you think.

    Thanks,

    Greg
     
  2. Smither

    Smither Member
    Messages: 55

    Nice truck!!!!
     
  3. Dockboy

    Dockboy Guest
    Messages: 0

    Thanks Smither

    Greg
     
  4. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    not too shabby dockboy. nice V plow.
     
  5. dmk395

    dmk395 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    thats one helluva truck
     
  6. DaveO

    DaveO PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Ma.
    Messages: 299

    That's what they look like

    Greg,

    Now I know what a "stroke" looks like. They always get so SMALL in my Ram's mirror I can't see them.....LOL


    Just BUSTIN YA!!!!

    NICE TRUCK...and V

    Dave
     
  7. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Nice truck Dockboy.
    I don't care what Dino says about a Bow tie!!
     
  8. Dockboy

    Dockboy Guest
    Messages: 0

    Thanks guys,

    Dave, I'll give you a call next time I'm in MA. so you can see what a "stroke's" tail lights look like!!! LOL :D:D

    Greg
     
  9. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Gregg,nice looking truck.Hows the turning radius?Looks like a nice truck for big lots,nightmare for driveways.How do you like the Western V?
     
  10. Dockboy

    Dockboy Guest
    Messages: 0

    Thanks John,

    Yeah, with a 158" wheelbase, the turning radius sucks. It gets a little tricky in close quarters. I plow the marina where I live and it has a couple sharp corners. On these corners, my rear wheels are outside the plow path by about a foot. I bought the truck to do hauling and towing for my masonry business, plowing was an after thought.

    I LOVE my V. Especially for jobs like the marina, lots of various size roads (8-30' wide) with "T" and "+" intersections. It would take alot more time to do a clean job with a staight blade. I really like the trip edge design also.

    Greg
     
  11. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    Classy Setup
     
  12. Mike Hughes

    Mike Hughes Member
    Messages: 51

  13. HandyHaver

    HandyHaver Senior Member
    Messages: 279

  14. Dockboy

    Dockboy Guest
    Messages: 0

    Thanks Plowjockey

    Nice trucks guy's :)

    Ok, we've got 3 SuperDuties from the Phila. area (I'm about 50 mins from there), but what about the rest of the country?

    I was out in Utah a couple weeks ago (Salt Lake area) and saw tons of SD's

    Anybody else got pics of their rigs?

    Greg
     
  15. HandyHaver

    HandyHaver Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Hey Mike,

    How do you like plowing with that cap on. I have the double doors (had to remove tail gate) on mine. I remove the doors & use a 2x10 for a tail gate. It helps visability alot and also makes loading blowers, spreaders & salt alot easier.

    Mark
     
  16. Mike Hughes

    Mike Hughes Member
    Messages: 51

    Mark,

    It's not a problem for me yet.........but, I have not ventured into salt spreaders and snow blowers......yet. I'll worry about that when the time comes.


    Mike
     
  17. HandyHaver

    HandyHaver Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    At least you got windows. I'm doing all res & it's a PIA trying to see. Also have to take off my ladders, low tree branches, and they would also hit a garage before my rear bumper. I hate those "iffy" storms where I go through the motions to get ready and then nothing. Maybe next year switching to all commercial, although so far the res. have been very lucrative

    Mark
     
  18. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Looking at purchasing a 99 F250 Superduty extended cab. Does any know if there were many design changes from the 99 to the 2001. I was told I would have to put blocks in the front to handle the weight of the plow and to make sure it had the large trans cooler. Also I was told that ford does not recomend putting a plow on these trucks with the extended cabs. Any thoughts? Does any one know if the western plow undercarriage for the 1997 F250 will fit the 1999 F250 superduty frame? Questions Questions Questions!!
    Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
     
  19. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Never ever use blocks to raise the front end. Purchase the proper springs to handle the weight.
    You will need a new subframe for the truck, but the wiring and controller will be the same.
    I think they hav made a torque converter change to that truck if it has the auot tranny. The easiest thing to is to look for TSB for that year truck.
    Dino
     
  20. Dockboy

    Dockboy Guest
    Messages: 0

    Eager Beaver,

    No design changes except things like cup holders.

    First, is the truck you are looking at a gasser or Powerstroke?

    The plow package was available on that truck if it is a gasser. Look at the door sticker and see what the front GVAW is. If it is 5200 or higher your alright. If not, you will need to get the "X" code front springs for it. You can order them from your local ford dealer for around $130 ea. Like Dino said, don't use blocks.

    If it's a gasser, a bigger alt. and trans cooler might be needed. The Powerstroke comes with these upgrades standard.

    The 97 mount will not work on the 99. The frame is completely different. The wirring harness will work though.

    As has been discussed in this thread, if it's a Supercab with an 8' bed, it's a little tricky in tight situations because of the length. But overall I have no probs at all.

    Greg