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Talk me out of installing a 10.5 V-2 on this truck

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Chipper, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Chipper

    Chipper Member
    Messages: 78

    Been going back and forth whether or not to put a Meyers 10.5 V-2 on the truck pictured below. Truck will be used for residential driveways. Its an 2000 International 4700 Low Pro with an auto trans, 12 foot dump. I know the main issue will most likely be the 2wd but I will run chains and a bed full of dirt/sand. Most of the driveways are gravel. Some are very long and I have a lot of drifted shut driveways to deal with.
    My last truck was a F-350 4x4 diesel with a 9.5 MVP. Worked great I just couldn't live with the 6.0l diesel anymore.
    Does anyone have a similar setup? How does it work? Would anyone recommend this option or something else??? Forget about it you'll be stuck ALL the time....

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  2. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Good tires and a few tons of weight in the back and you should be ok. Might do a lot of plowing in the V position but it will work. You just have to learn how to use it.
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    When you say driveways do you mean private roads?
  4. Chipper

    Chipper Member
    Messages: 78

    I suppose they should be considered private roads. Some of them are long enough, 300-400yards. Lots of people will buy 40 or 80 acres plus and build way off the public asphalt road for privacy. I'd say my average driveway is 100 yards plus, then 2-3 300 yard plus with a couple normal 75 foot shorties just to round it out.
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Well then, that's ok. If it was a regular driveway you'll be in the neighbors drive backing up!
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Does Meyer make a mount for that truck? I would be looking for some sort of warranty/agreement that they will buy the plow back if it's hamburg after one season.
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    I think the truck will handle the blade (depending on the operator) My question is how do you expect to do drives with that big a truck?
  8. Chipper

    Chipper Member
    Messages: 78

    The truck really isn't that much bigger than the 06 F-350 dually 4x4 reg cab that I used last year. When parked next to each other the 4700 is only about 1-2 foot longer. Its about the size of a Ford super duty ext cab dually. Actually has a tighter turning radius than my F-250 by quite a bit.
    The mount may be an issue. The local Meyers dealer is also one of the area's biggest large truck fab shops. They custom build dump bodies and trailers for class 7-8 trucks. "They" aren't concerned about the mount and say their willing to make whatever is needed.
    All my plowing is done in a very rural area. I leave the in town stuff to the other guys.
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    But will the blade handle the truck?

    If he makes a custom mount, for a non-approved application, is Meyer going to stand behind the product? That would be my concern.