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Whos runnest the oldest plow truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mdirrigation, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    A lot of these posts are interesting . I was wondering whats the oldest truck out there still plowing and making money? I just retired a 1977 Jeep wagoneer this season.
  2. home rescue

    home rescue Member
    from wv
    Messages: 94

    1979 gmc 400 V-8 auto 32 x 11.50 coopers 7.5 meyer, fisher swing away spreader, custom bumper and mount shoved 2 ft of the white stuff in feb 2003, i have a great and knowledgable welder. old and faithful truck, love my full time fwd. byn the way fresh heavy springs on all 4 corners.
  3. apkole

    apkole Member
    Messages: 75

    2 - 1977 CJ-7 s. Does a 1969 SW 48 Bombardier count?

    How about the plow truck driver manufactured in 1953?;)

  4. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    I would think there's a lot more "Older Iron" out there, we'll see how this thread progresses.

    For me, its my 1975 Chevy 'Burban

    While not my primary truck, it pops into action on "biggies" or like last year when my '90 decided it no longer wanted to go backwards while the front of the plow was a mere 3" from a customers garage door at 3 AM!!!

    Got a pull out part way, and tried to go forward and turn up into his yard. Got even stuckER!

    stuck plow.jpeg
  5. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Here is an older shot of the 'Burban. Here it is shown with the pathetic Meyer ST-90 after a few hard seasons of road plowing.

  6. clueless

    clueless Member
    from pa
    Messages: 43

    here is my 73 i just retired,semi.she is the backup if the bronco goes down.

  7. Grshppr

    Grshppr Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    My 76 chev blazer with pikup cab canversion and Meyer 7.5 with new E60. The truck is strictly a plow truck and runs like new.

  8. phillyplowking1

    phillyplowking1 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    1975 jeep cj5 7' meyers
    1979 Jeep Cj7 6.5' meyers
    1979 Ford F-350 4x4 dump 7.5' meyers(unstopable)
    The cj-5 and 350 go out everystorm.The cj7 is to plow the road at my mountain house.
  9. shadled

    shadled Junior Member
    from SC Pa
    Messages: 19

    I am plowing with a 1977 Dodge M880. Western 7.5' Pro plow.
  10. kl0an

    kl0an Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    I missed an awesome deal on a 67 Jeep Pickup with a plowblade right before Winter.. They only wanted $1500.. My business manager (a.k.a. my wife) told me I didn't need it.. Now, it's been snowin for 3 days straight and the weatherman says it's gonna end on Wednesday.. :( That truck would have been paid for about 3 times by now..

    Oh well, hindsight..
  11. 440trk

    440trk Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Using a 77 Dodge Club Cab W150 w/Meyers 7.5'

    Hey Shadled...where ya located in SC Pa? Did your M880 happen to come from either Colemans or Saturn?

    Mike (440trk)
  12. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 86

    we just retired a 1974 ford bronco which we picked up in 1993 for $3000.00. It more than paid for itself through the years. still ran and the plow still worked it just was too rusted out. you felt like you were on the flinstones at times where you could put your feet down on the ground through the cab.LOL
  13. shadled

    shadled Junior Member
    from SC Pa
    Messages: 19

    Hey 440trk

    I sent you a PM.
  14. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    Mine is a 75' Ford. Does a good job. Just spent about 3 hours behind the wheel last night plowing the neighborhood.

  15. BigDawg

    BigDawg Member
    Messages: 66

    got ya all beat, 1965 Willy's Jeep Pick Up, I will post pics. Of course it aint the money maker, Its the truck I let my guy's use at my bussiness while i am out plowing. Manuel Angle Plow.........Gotta love it!:gunsfiring:
  16. JBZ71

    JBZ71 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Well it's not mine,but the guy I use to rent from has a 46 or 47 Dodge Power Wagon,with a homemade dump body and a homemade frame with a 7.5 fisher,military type tires.. Wasn't the prettiest thing to look at but man can that thing(still does) push some snow!!!!:drinkup:
  17. djg0770

    djg0770 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    two years ago my brother was running a 66 Cherokee. At the end of that season, the entire Meyer ST84 with power angle came off his 66 and went on my 87 Grand Wagoneer. Thank you Jeep for not changing frame rails in 21 years!!!!
  18. tvpierce

    tvpierce Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    '53 Willys Pickup

    Yup, a '53 Willys Pickup -- with an early 80s vintage 6 1/2' Fisher full-power angle plow. A fantastic rig. I plowed for 4 years with this truck, and sold it to a friend of mine this fall. He's used it to skid logs out of the woods, used the plow to grate his horse paddock, and he's plowing his driveway with it this winter.

    Admittedly, it was never a money-maker for me -- strictly personal use (my driveway and my neighbor's) But once I put chains on the front wheels, I never encountered anything I couldn't push with it. Yet it's small enough to be meneuverable in tight spots.
    My 5yr old son called it "Willy".

    I'm getting all choked up just thinking about it... man do I miss that truck!

    Jeff Pierce

    53 willys 1.jpg
  19. meyer22288

    meyer22288 Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    i like that old jeep:)
  20. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,815

    those old truck are built 10 times better then whats out there like crumm's truck that is sweet