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Plowing with Big Chief

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Big Chief, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Big Chief

    Big Chief Member
    Messages: 79

    A view from the cab after a small storm went through. This subdivision is very rural (Colorado) and has 12 miles of road. Some of which is very challenging do to steepness, wind (some areas have no trees or such) and snowfall amounts.

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  2. Big Chief

    Big Chief Member
    Messages: 79


    I was trying to show the grade.

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  3. Big Chief

    Big Chief Member
    Messages: 79

    Top of The World

    This is a good view of the tires I run to keep me from having to chain up!

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  4. Big Chief

    Big Chief Member
    Messages: 79

    2nd Pass

    This is after my 1st pass. I would have liked to come the other way and use my wing but I had to knock down some huge drifts first further down the road.

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  5. Big Chief

    Big Chief Member
    Messages: 79

    Drift Area

    This is one of the drift areas up high. The drifts here literaly get up to 6ft. high. This could be plowed daily!

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  6. kingriver

    kingriver Senior Member
    from alaska
    Messages: 217

    SMALL storm, what did it dump two feet !! Thats an impressive looken truck, really looks like it could do you right. I for one appreciate you taking time to post those photos. I own a 1993 F800 4X4 (dumptruck) and am considering a large plow like that on it, and a 8 yrd sander on back for extra ballast..:cool: Good Luck

  7. Big Chief

    Big Chief Member
    Messages: 79

    One Pass

    Another pic of the drift area. This is after one pass. See why I call it The Top of The World. We are looking down on Middle Park. The Gore range is Shrouded in the distance. North Central Colorado.

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  8. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    WOW :dizzy: Those some awesome pics
  9. Big Chief

    Big Chief Member
    Messages: 79

    High Lonesome!

    One last pic of another drift area!

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  10. Big Chief

    Big Chief Member
    Messages: 79

    2 Plows in 3 days

    Thank You, That was the second time this week I plowed those roads. I will try to take pictures whenever I can cause it gets exciting. Grant.
  11. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Grant, great photos

    Looking good.I bet the ole girl is happy she is out working.
  12. Big Chief

    Big Chief Member
    Messages: 79

    Lots Left

    Only 22,000 Miles and just over 2200 hrs. since new. Everything works as new. One Helluva Truck. Everyone should experiance the snow removal power of an Oshkosh at least once in His or Her life.
  13. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606


    Great Pics Keep Them Coming
  14. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    A question, on the picture of the whole truck, i noticed how far down the rubber snow foil type of thing hangs down and i see that on alot of plows, What is the purpose of it hanging down down so low? Thanks,

  15. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    man that is one hell of a piece of machinery!!!:drinkup:
  16. dgresetar

    dgresetar Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    who take the pics

    I want to know who you suckered into taking some of those pics. Man ,I got cold just looking at those pics!:confused:
  17. vipereng2

    vipereng2 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    wow thats all i can say wow wish i was their :drinkup:
  18. bobingardner

    bobingardner Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Great pictures! Thanks.
  19. Big Chief

    Big Chief Member
    Messages: 79


    Hey MCWLANDSCAPING, They put those skirts on the plow to keep snow from blowing over the top during highway clearing. I bought the plow at a Nebraska State highway auction. Didn't bother to take it off. I also have 2 other plows for my 1971 P2427 that came with it when I purchased the truck. A 13ft. one way And a massive V plow that is like new. Unfortunatly a 2 way is what I need to speed things up so I purchased this one at auction for 350.00 and refurbished it myself. So far it has been excellant. I put about 30 hrs. of work into it before using it though. Thanks, Grant.
  20. Big Chief

    Big Chief Member
    Messages: 79

    Who took it?