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Plowing with a cabover

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by zak, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. zak

    zak Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Folks,

    Has anyone ever plowed with a cabover and if so do you have any advice, pictures or any useful information for me to sway our decision on if we should or should not. We have a Isuzu cabover dump with a Chevy engine in it.

    Zak
     
  2. sidewing

    sidewing Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Hi Zak:

    If you take a look at our website at www.sidewing.net, at the videos section, the larger trucks area shows 2 Isuzu flatbed trucks plowing a large lot.

    I know the owner was very happy with their performance, with the wing on they were pushing 12' of snow each per pass and really worked well.

    Hope you find this useful,

    Reg
     
  3. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Just found out yesterday thet FUSO will no longer be offered with an auto transmition. Bummer because I had cash in hand to buy a new one and mount a new blade (Blizzard or Boss) on it with a 2 yard sander.
     
  4. fakie99

    fakie99 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    4x4 or 2x4?

    whoever has plowed with them, have you used 4x or 2x?
     
  5. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    9 ft. blade on my npr hd dump,2 wheel dr. plows great!
     
  6. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    I have a UD 1800HD with a 9' BOSS and a 3yd sander in it. 2wd, and she plows better than an F550. As with any 2wd truck, you WILL need weight in the back. I think I have a picture or two. :)

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  7. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Paponte I would assume that the first picture is the after picture of the rubber cutting edge install the and 2nd is the before picture.

    From what I have heard on cab over trucks. It that they make great plow trucks. Since you can see the plow at all times. Even see right in front of the plow. They turn tighter too. I would like to try plowing with one just to see how it works. But need a ton of counter weight.
     
  8. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    both pictures have steel cuttings edges on.
     
  9. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    i think he is talking about the snow deflector on the first shot.
     
  10. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    zak

    I run a 99 Mitsi, short w/b,auto,10' platform dump,1.5 yrd.Down East ss electric sander,Meyers 8' poly plow,and a locker in the rear.It plows like a tank most of the time. There are some draw backs:#1, push frame sits low,I run tall tires in the front to get over curbs.#2,you can't plow areas with a steep approuch, the push frame digs into the driveway.#3, I can't start to push up hill from a stop, not enough traction. I can plow down and back up a steep area with no problem.

    My worst problem is the truck wireing,it corrodes out with the road salt. I had to use a water proof electrical box to mount all my wires for the sander.

    Gene
     
  11. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    can you get the fusco in 4wd its the ideal truck i was looking at them myself
     
  12. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Whoops!!!!!! my mistake. I was talking about the snow deflector.
     
  13. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Fusco in 4x4 are no longer offered with a auto transmition.
    Otherwise I would have had one 2 months ago with a Blizzard
     
  14. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    I have no problem with my pushframe hanging too low. I had to fabricate my mount since there is none available except for a 4x4 Mitsu. :cool: