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Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by dr.lawn21, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. dr.lawn21

    dr.lawn21 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    Our 1980 Chev De-Ice truck is getting replaced this year with an F-450 power stroke. Will get some more pics as the project progresses. We will be putting a 9-2 Boss Vxt plow on this truck. Should work well.

    de-ice1.JPG

    f-450 1.JPG

    f-450 2.JPG
     
  2. Enzo

    Enzo Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    very very nice so far
     
  3. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    Should be night and day difference.
     
  4. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    Nice truck... I'd have to put some super single wheels on that thing!!!
     
  5. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Very nice man...cants wait to see it all set-up!
     
  6. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    great looking truck. that should work out for you very nice. and that truck will love pushing a 9'2 VXT
     
  7. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    the old chevy would make a nice fix erup truck
     
  8. Brook

    Brook Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    What kind of set-up do you have on your old truck. I was thinking about doing that. Liguid and bulk salt.
     
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Why a VXT?
     
  10. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Nice upgrade, that truck should treat you well
     
  11. dr.lawn21

    dr.lawn21 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    We can do bulk salt and mag-chloride at the same time. Works great when there is a good deal of ice build-up or snow pack. Most of the time we just use the mag-chloride.

    spray truck.jpg
     
  12. JOEC

    JOEC Member
    Messages: 56

    Where do you purchase the liquid at and much a gallon? Never have done much liquid but im considering it this year. That set up you have there did you make that and how does it work for you?
     
  13. dr.lawn21

    dr.lawn21 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    After being lettered and painted. Also a pic of our GMC.

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    gmc1.jpg

    gmc2.JPG
     
  14. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Nice lettering
     
  15. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    I personally would've brought the green on the ford up to the next "crease" in the body....just me though

    Looks great either way! Is it 4x4?
     
  16. dr.lawn21

    dr.lawn21 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    2X4. Our old truck was a 2wd and did just fine in any storm that we have had. I think with the amount of weight on the back this will be sufficient for our salt/ mag truck.

    I sitll may bring the green up to the crease(thought that would be too much at first). It would only take about a half hour to tape it off and spray some more.
     
  17. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Nice Truck
     
  18. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Thats a real nice paint scheme you have going on there. I think its really cool when guys do stuff like that to their fleet. Kind of like Arbor-Medic. My idea of a coordinating fleet is buying all red trucks.. Besides that black one that I decided to buy. But yanno how that goes sometimes. Nice looking truck.
     
  19. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    love the way a matched up fleet looks. good luck with the ford. 7.3 or 6.0???
     
  20. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    sweet rig!