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Updated Truck and Loader pics

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Mick76, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Seems as though I never have enough time during the winter to snap some pics. Or I forget to bring the camera or I'm too darn tired. The silver truck 3500 is the one I had last year. The V thats on that one is the one I picked up this summer for $2100. Good buy I think. The black truck 2500 HD with the 8.1 is the one I bought this summer. All lettered up and ready to go. I've got a bunch more pics but thought I'd post a few. I'm planning on a website this coming spring and wanted some pics of some of the equipment. I'm thinking after a storm to get the whole "fleet" together and take a group shot. I was planning on doing that this past season but for the above reasons I didn't. So, what do you think? Any other shots that I could take from different angles?

    Mike

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  2. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    Nice looking set up... The lettering looks good.
     
  3. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    what kind of mileage does that 8.1 get working?
     
  4. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Nice The trucks look good
     
  5. wolfmobile8

    wolfmobile8 Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    nice trucks the black one looks good
     
  6. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Mick the xv's look great...how do you like them? And what size are those? Do you have anything done to the front end of those trucks?
     
  7. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    I havn't had it plowing yet as I just picked it up this summer but I'm getting a whopping 7 (yes thats right 7) mpg now.... probably get 5 or so plowing :cry:

    Love the XV's but buying cutting edges for them every season sucks to a tune of $300-$400 each:(. In the picture the silver one has the 8.5 and the black one has the 9.5. I'll have the 9.5 on the silver and the 8.5 on the black for plowing (for the pics I didnt care which one was on which truck) I do have timbrens on both trucks that helps alot. Thinking of turning up the torsion bars a few clicks to get greater clearance on the silver one. The silver is a 2006 and I've had to do nothing (yes nothing) to the front end. It just took another inspection sticker last week.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2010
  8. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    They look beautiful, and 2100 for the xv is a great price.....Im in the process of buying one and was a litte worried about the weight. But after seeing your pics, they handel those plows well. The 9.5 is a heavy plow, but im sure it will get alot of work done. Have a great winter
     
  9. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    Ouchhhhhhhh
     
  10. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Everything looks great. For $2100 that is a great deal. I just bought a new XLS and 8.6 SS EXV. I was going to get the 9.6 but I opted with the smaller. I hope I dont regret it down the road. Good Luck this year.
     
  11. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Whats going on ur two trucks? Would love to see pics of the trucks set-up
     
  12. JpLawn

    JpLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    How's the sectional holding up?
     
  13. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157


    Very well. No complaints what so ever. The skid is getting one next year! Maybe 2 skid sectionals if things work out like I think there going too......
     
  14. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    the xls and the 8.6 ss exv are the plows i ordered on driday. delivery should be tuesday or weds.i will have pics.:bluebounc:redbounce
     
  15. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Mick, I need my loader back for tomorrow.......

    Oh sorry, I forgot they're twins.......Funny your cab paint looks a bit better than mine, as it seems more orange and less faded, do you store indoors? The stuff looks great, as far a pics go, I'd do one with the sectional up in the air over the skidsteer and the trucks on an angle kinda nosed into the skid.

    I picked up firewood today from a new sub, and he has a brandy new scetional for a skidsteer, first time I've seen a sectional in person, very cool setup, looks very well built I still wish we'd ended up with one for the loader....But we really needed the folding option and the budget just wasn't there.
     
  16. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Good for u aron....cant wait to see pics. Have a great winter
     
  17. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Ed,
    The loader was a town machine so they probably did store it inside alot..... not me though... drove the loader to its lot last week....16 miles and 1.5 hours later I got there.... 19 mph.... I got soooo excited when I was going down a hill and hit 27 mph!...LOL
    Thanks for the suggestions on another pic
    I love the sectionals....darn things leave hardly any snow to salt away (good for seasonal , bad for per application).... but I know you needed the folding pusher for transport..... maybe arctics listening? (now that would be an engineering feet!)
     
  18. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Hey Mick, What size lot is the loader working at this winter and do you have a tailgate replacement spreader for the back of the dump insert?
     
  19. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Its just under 6 acres (but this year I did pick up the lot across the street from this one thats about 3 acres or so)..... the loader with help out the truck over there at times... I was planning on getting a dump insert tailgate spreader but decided against it for now... I've got my silver one with a 2 yarder and I've got a sub with another 2 yarder... I'd much rather get my sectional for the skid then purchase the tailgate spreader (thats the plan anyway)
     
  20. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Nice equipment. How many lots do you plow?