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Traveling speed with plow on?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Superior L & L, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,035

    Is this too fast to drive with your plow on??? It was snowing and i had to get to my next account. truck was a little shaky but i made it

  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    do you have a radar detector in the truck?? thats fast!!!
  3. MOXIE

    MOXIE Member
    Messages: 38


    117mph @ 2500rpm? looks like a 1/2 ton GM. I thought all the new trucks were
    governed to 95mph. MOXIE
  4. horsepowerlawns

    horsepowerlawns Member
    Messages: 97


    Why did you let off so soon?
  5. Pushin_On

    Pushin_On Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    To fast? naaa, thats average plowin speed, Snowblower? naaa, who needs one.
  6. jbrow1

    jbrow1 Member
    Messages: 76

    Hmmm, your wife and kids you mentioned in another thread will love that pic if and when you crash and burn. Hope you were on a road by yourself.
  7. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Wow am I sure glad i dont live in IN, or Michigan, i really hope this is some sort of joke. Excellent way to get yourself locked up and not drive again for a loooooong time.
  8. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    lol that lightning is registered for 148 stock. I hope your aren't serious about running that fast with a plow on your truck, thats just retarted, theres no account worth that risk.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    You guy's should fix those things.

    The tach is a dead give away in the 1st pic. @ 120 you would almost be red lining it.

    Same with the one @140 except your other gauges show the key was off or arnt working either.
  10. horsepowerlawns

    horsepowerlawns Member
    Messages: 97

    The pick I posted is real, but not me. I do have a Lightning, but am not that stupid.

    If you look at the gauge on the right, that is the boost gauge and shows about 11psi of boost.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2007
  11. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I had the spedometers on both my trucks (04 2500 and an 05 2500) go out the same day. Freaky. Still warrantied though so no prob. I go in to the dealer and tell the service manager, he calls in a mechanic and says "so this guy is plowing at 120mph" Mechanic laughs and says, "right, order him a cluster".

    Cute though. I was going to ask if that was while you were plowing or just on the road :D
  12. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    That is foolishness if that is a true speed on any public road. Tell him to watch a few truck races where at that speed the lift even on a curve can be deadly.
  13. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I am pretty sure he had his plow on. That should counter any of the lift :nod:
  14. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    One thing I learned cruising the autobahn in Germany, there is no upper limit to the cruise control on American cars. I did 146mph once on cruise, just for fun. Scary to think about it.
  15. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,035

    U got it on the cluster! At parked my speedo was reading 80 and the truck was not moving. In the pick i was doing about 60 (check rpms) but since it started at 80 then it was showing 120.

    Oh and no plow on realy and no plow account is worth doing 70 never mind 120 if the roads are bad!

    But it was a good little post for a while.
  16. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i do 120 with the plow down...it throws snow into the next zip code
  17. jbrow1

    jbrow1 Member
    Messages: 76

    Glad to hear it. :nod:
  18. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    ive had my 05 ram 1500 do 110 on the NH speedway track. seemed to ride well lol
  19. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    How'd you get on the track? I've had an old F150 at 70 on a 1/4 mile circle track and thought that was fast.
  20. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    Yea, but then you have Cummins Power!

    120 in a 2500? Thats slow...... My 7,500 lb. 2500 on 35's w/3.54 gears with a straight 6 cylinder with 330,000 miles on the clock runs 130 mph...close to 4k rpm I beleive, i don't really study the gauges much once I get over 110 though haha...
    as far as speeding with plow, if i go over 80 and the wind is just right it starts to lift the blade just a little... I don't have an old school chain lift though, so I don't worry bout it flipping up, it would have to blow a hydraulic line or fitting to do that, had that happen last Tuesday I hit a stack at 20mph didn't realize the stack was frozen (from a previous storm) and blew the fitting right out of the cylinder from the burst of pressure..... not good....