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Use of a dump truck on a big flat site

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DCJ inc., Sep 11, 2008.

  1. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

    We have an 1989 Ford L9000 with a deisel and a 10 spd trans. I am looking at a larger 3-5 acre site. Im playing with the idea of putting a plow on my dump truck. I was wondering if any one used a simular set up and what kind of plow is on the truck. This truck is not currently set up for a plow and would need everything. I would like to stay away from a used town set up. Im looking for set up simular to what goes on a pick-up but much bigger. can anyone give me some insite on this.
     
  2. Snowplow71

    Snowplow71 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    I currently use a dump truck. A 1991 International 9400 with a 10 foot Western Cable Driven style. The thing pushs and pushs and pushs. I use this truck before I call for the loader to come because of the speed and width of the blade. Lets just say in heavy wet snow, I can still take 1/2 the blade (could take more but its spills over, truck could probably push the whole blade width angled). It has a Cummins motor in it. Heat's awesome to. Only negitive is your left foot and right hand gets a tad sore!! Here's 2 pics, any questions don't be afraid to ask.
    Sorry the grill's down, brought all the trucks home and lowered it so we could wash everywhere possible. Also need to go to the junkyard and find a bumper to weld to the plow frame. Anyone tell that I need a cutting edge lol. It WAS brand new that year!
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  3. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

    i love those internationals. At some point ill own one. the truck im talking about is my old mans but he desided to go back to work for the union so shes gunna **** unless i use it. do u have any idea what a plow set up like that costs. what kind of weight do u put in it.
     
  4. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    I use a 96 ln8000 for my company ride and it has a 12 ft flink.We bought the truck brand new and equiped it with the flink after looking at what the rated gvw of the biggest pickup type plow (western\meyer)and compared them to the trucks 33k gvw.Nobody makes a plow for that gvw except the heavy duty muni type plows.Even on our f800 we use flink.That truck had a meyer 10 ft and ended up folding under the wieght of the truck.But on the old ln ,no problems in over 12 hard years on it.Just food for thought.
     
  5. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    Most guys here use them. I just got my second inter tri axle. Will install a 14 foot Pro teck loader IST model. Will need to do some mods on it, I will post pics when its ready.
    You will have no problem pushing snow with them, they are very powerful. It helps if you add weight in the box. A 3 - 5 acre lot will be a piece of cake.
     
  6. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    I use a former county rig, like the above posters its a International.
    I could tell you who to talk to for prices and setups if you lived in Michigan.

    Anyway, the trucks work great just keep some weight in the back.

    Here is my truck

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  7. Snowplow71

    Snowplow71 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    I do not have any idea what it costs. The weight, well it weighs A LOT. I have a 863 Bobcat skid steer and I can move it with that but you and stopping fast without tipping it. Oh yea, when your putting the plow on you use a floor jack. Its one of those plows that stay on all year and come off on April 1st. It's deffinetly not an Ultra Mount. Now that would be coolussmileyflag. I give western acouple years. It may not be the EXACT same Ultra but i bet its close to it just a lot of reinforcing!!!:redbounce
     
  8. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

    so.. i know this is a equipment forum. but anyway.. you guys all know what im dealing with . so do any of you have any words of wisdom about plowing with trucks like this.
     
  9. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

  10. SuperBlade

    SuperBlade Member
    Messages: 62

    there is this big truck yard a few miles away, $1250 for the sub frame, lights and frame, and the 11 ft state blade with power angle. the only other thing need is the live controls. im putting one on my 77 international single axle with a 350 cummings this year.
     
  11. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    the dot here gives us greif about overwidth anyone else have aproblem
     
  12. SuperBlade

    SuperBlade Member
    Messages: 62

    yea i've heard here in ohio too
     
  13. SuperBlade

    SuperBlade Member
    Messages: 62

    i really plan to stay off the highways because most of my bids this year are really close
     
  14. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

  15. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

    yea this truck will stay on-site. i still have to go look at that plow but i figured forthe money he wants its at least worth going to look at
     
  16. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    You have to show me pics of this when your done.:D
     
  17. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i would think the 10 footer would be a little on the small side if i was guessing..... with a meduim duty 10' you'll be too slow vs a ton or ton and a half pickup running a 8.5-9' with wings...