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Plow for 33k International

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Four Seasons, May 11, 2012.

  1. Four Seasons

    Four Seasons Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Im getting a single axle dump that happens to be fitted with full mid mount sander and plow mounts. I dont do any parking lots yet but thought I might throw a blade on for the hell of it and hope people notice, maybe pick up another job or 2. It does have a shorter 9 ft bed so it might be doable in some driveways.... maybe not. But Im wondering what are the differences between the regular mounts like on a pickup and the external mounts that the hiway trucks have. This truck has the big outside mounts. Im thinking I would like an average 10 footer plow. Hiniker maybe since thats what I have on my pickup. Do these outside mounts allow for plow angle or do they just do fixed to throw to the right? I see regular 10 foot plows on these trucks on internet images. Would they be too small?
     
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Most municipal harness's will take either a 1 way blade or an angle blade. 10 ft is the smallest blade you'd want and you want a municipal grade blade unless you want to be fixing it all the time.
     
  3. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    post a pic... you can go on alot of gov't auctions site to get you a plow, does it have the hyd fitting for an angle blade
     
  4. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    Don't get a 10' plow like Boss, Western, etc...
    That truck will tear them up.

    Look up an up-fitter in your area. They most likely will have something used. i know the ones around here do.
     
  5. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Check at the municipal auctions once you figure out if it will take an angle plow or one way, they go inexpensive. Have a decent welder retrofit if needed.
     
  6. Four Seasons

    Four Seasons Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Ok thanks. Good news anyway, I gave a deposit on the truck and got a plow in the deal. He had a 10 footer and a 12 footer so I took the 10. It's an older municipal style plow. Not a conventional big name brand. I'll sand blast and paint it up. It does angle. Trucks an 02 with a DT530, allison auto and 94k miles.

    4400.jpg
     
  7. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    no offense but i would have taken the 12, by the time it is angled it will barely cover the width of your truck...but jmo
     
  8. Four Seasons

    Four Seasons Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    ya, I m going to try and hit a couple driveways with it this winter so it'll be big enough with the 10
     
  9. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Mind if I ask how much feel free to PM me. And is that a International 4200?
     
  10. Four Seasons

    Four Seasons Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Its a 4400. Paid 24,500
     
  11. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    Nice buy, that would be awesome on commercial accounts. I am not sure what size drives you are thinking of doing but that truck is to big for most drives I can think of. Thumbs Up
     
  12. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer 2000 Club Member
    from Carver
    Messages: 2,783

    are you going to salt driveways with it?
     
  13. Four Seasons

    Four Seasons Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    I dont have much snow biz. I bought it for working this time of year. Just happens to be all set up for plowing. So Id like to get some use out of it that way. I do a private road, 1 mile. Plow & sand. But I have to do the 2 driveways at the end too. So I'll try it and see how it goes. Then a handful of regular drives. In the meantime I'll see if I can put in 1 or 2 bids on lots of some sort.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2012