1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

question for sonjaab

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by wolfie, Nov 3, 2001.

  1. wolfie

    wolfie Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    I was wondering if you ever got your new plow installed? My new truck has been sitting at the place that is installing my Fisher V-Plow for over a week now... they are way behind with installations... My dealer alone has sent them 30 truck this month for plows!
     
  2. BOSS Adam

    BOSS Adam Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Same here i got my truck in like 2 weeks earlier on like nov 14 and they sent it to monroe truck equipment like the next day and it was sittin in the lot for like a month and once they did get to it it took like 2 weeks to get it finished cause it was a dumptruck so by the time i got it back all the snow was gone.



    Adam:D
     
  3. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Truck upfitters are always a fun group to deal with.

    Now is always their bussiest time, for some reason too.

    It took 3 weeks to do a double acting body, plow, and controlls.

    Geoff
     
  4. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    That is why I try to do as much work as possible in my own shop. Plows aren't bad at all, 1 or 2 days. Bodies can be a bigger project. I don't know if I could handle knowing my truck was sitting somewhere for that long.
     
  5. wolfie

    wolfie Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    Oh believe me I was not happy that my new truck was sitting outside the place on holloween night! it still looks fine though. I should have installed it myself.
     
  6. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    I guess it comes down to how valuable your time is on if you want to install yourself or not. Or if you have the tools to do the job.

    If think when I spend:

    18K for a double acting body
    6K for a 10' Frink polly blade
    4 K for the wing
    12 K for the headgear and hydro systems.

    After spending 42K on a truck. This truck will be around for a long time.

    I will let the truck shop do it, that way it is done right, and if it doesn't work i can bring it back.

    Geoff
     
  7. wolfie

    wolfie Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    that was my thinking... the best price I found for a 8.5 foot fisher V-Plow was $3400 cash and carry... My chevy dealer gave me a price of $3800 installed and I figure for $400 I may as well let the pros do it... then the dealer gave me another $100 off...
     
  8. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    WOLFIE, HEY ! finally got that new truck huh ? Awesome...
    Plow going on this tues.am. Gonna have it put on here in
    Syracuse. New western dealer opened 6 miles from me.
    No need going back to poughkeepsie for it but they were
    backed up too.. $ 2900 installed 71/2 western straight
    blade with fancy control and i can use my sales tax #
    on it. Sure would like a bigger plow...but I got a lot
    of stuff to plow around here cars,poles. trees, etc.
    I hope none of the flum dums don't work there from
    the other western dealer that went out of business.
    I ASKED FIRST ! It can snow all it wants after Tues.
    I will be ready......I still have my other western plow
    for sale...Couple of guys willing to give me $ 400 for
    the whole set up like they are doing me a favor.....
    Yea Right......I spent $500 last spring having the pump
    rebuilt...I will let it sit and rot first.!!! I know its not
    worth a whole lot but price a used western pump
    then ask me !...Good luck wolfie...Don't scratch that
    new truck ! Hey what color are your flairs ?
    ..............George
     
  9. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    BTW...asked the dealer how much for cash and carry
    price...He said deduct $200 bucks..............
     
  10. wolfie

    wolfie Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    Red truck-black flares... I think the blak flares look good on a red truck though... This isn't the truck I had ordered though... that one isn't being built until 11/19 last I heard... I couldn't wait that long! we may have snow before that! They located me this one in Gardner MA. it's the same as I ordered except it has a couple extra things on it...

    I'm glad you found a good deal on a plow close by! Good luck with the install!
     
  11. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    WOLFIE< Hey if you decide you don't like
    the flairs they pull right off. NO HOLES
    in body just the plastic plugs and 2
    sided tape. I took mine off the first week.
    Did you get sno plow prep pkg. ? Do you
    know where the wires are for the roof
    light (aux. light switch roof wiring) ?
    If not check the chevy truck thread here.
    .........Geo
     
  12. wolfie

    wolfie Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    Yes it has the snow plow prep package... so as far as I know it has the switch... I'll let you know when I pick it up.
     
  13. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    hey wolfie, whos doing your plow install?
     
  14. BOSS Adam

    BOSS Adam Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    wolfie what truck are u putting your plow on?





    Adam
     
  15. wolfie

    wolfie Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    the truck is a 2002 Chevy 2500HD LS 4X4 and the plow is being installed at Allen Lawnmower Co. in East Granby
     
  16. BOSS Adam

    BOSS Adam Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Cool good luck and have a good winter.




    Adam:D
     
  17. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    oh. i had a plow installed there when it was walter simmons and sons. i guess allen lawnmower bought them out. its a busy time of year for them, but maybe you should give hartford truck equipment a call and see if they can sneak you in.
     
  18. wolfie

    wolfie Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    It's being done through the chevy dealer... I didn't really have any say in it.. Now I wish I had just bought the truck without the plow and did my own shopping.... I should have it this week... The Chevy dealer told me I'd have it tomorrow but I went by Allen's today and the truck is still sitting outside so I have my doubts about tomorrow... We'll see!
     
  19. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    Does Allen's still have the shop in Agawam?

    Sad to hear Simmons is no longer there. That is where I bought my Fisher, not the closest place to me, but the folks there were the most knowledgeable and helpful. Hope they only changed ownership not employees. I even asked what I should buy for spare parts, the old man says, "Fisher? Won't need any. You hit something hard enough to break something on that plow, the whole truck's coming in on a wrecker."

    So far he's been right, though I now carry a spare hose.
     
  20. wolfie

    wolfie Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    As far as I know they still have the one in Agawam and maybe others too... I have heard ads on the radio For Allen's. I know at least one of the old employees are still there and I think some of the others are too... My dad used to go to Simmons all the time when he worked for the MDC. They bought a lot of chansaws and other equipment and parts there.