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Wrecked plow w/pics

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by wiseguyslawn, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Bought this from the salvage auction due to the uncle having the license and builds wrecks for a living gave 6900 for the whole set up. Not sure what to do w/the plow. Mount on truck is good along with having the wiring and controller.

    plow 1.jpg

    plow 5.jpg

    plow 2.jpg

    truck 3.jpg

    plow 7.jpg
     
  2. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Ouch- What did it hit?
     
  3. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    i dont see anything wrong with the plow, heck its not solid rust so it already looks better than half the plows out their.
    i would try parting out he good parts of the plow, those headlights still look good, not sure about the pump though.
     
  4. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I have no idea what was hit. seems he hit somethin solid intransport and then ran it over. Truck needs a gear box has no steering. Lights are good and the pump appears to be good as well. I planned on heating up the blade and see what I can do bottom cutting edge has a small wave in it.
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Nice buy..
     
  6. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    How many miles? Is that all the body damage it has? I think you got a heck of a deal there... part the plow or who knows you can maybe salvage it and get some use out of it!
     
  7. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Not sure if it's just the pic but the gap between the front fender and the door look tight.
     
  8. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    That Ford doesnt even look that bad, Heck many companies around here wouldnt even bother fixing it if its just a work truck.
     
  9. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    axle looks messed up to me...
     
  10. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    awesome find man, i would have bought it too.
     
  11. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Looks like a good deal to me, truck hardy appears to have any damage. Good luck with it!
     
  12. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    Here in mn we hit mosqitos that cause more damage
     
  13. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    thanks fellas, I'm pretty excited about it. Its an 08 gas, with 16,000 miles. looked at the frame for the plow again today and its pretty twisted up, might try and fix the blade , keep the pump and lights, rest of it scrap. Springs are good too. Truck needs left fender, left headlight, gear box, and front bumper.around a 1000 in parts
     
  14. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    I was just gonna say...The plow is scrap. The pump and lights may be ok, though. get the truck in to a frame shop, and see if the frame is bent.
     
  15. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Um, if the insurance company totaled it there's a reason......

    The fender is shifted back on the drivers side and the bumper is pushed in, looks like the frame may have been tweeked on the truck. If that trucks an automatic, have the tranny checked out well, it's likely got some issues.

    I don;t know what some of these guys are looking at relating to the plow- I don;t know what that brand's headgear is supposed to look like, but the moldboard is scrap. Hit that hard I would suspect not only the trucks frame to be bent but the plow frame too.
    After looking at the last picture of the plow again I can see the angle was driven into the headgear (left angle ram broken off too) and is bent- probably able to fix the headgear lift frame, but the plow side is toast.
    I'm no expert in those things, but the plow may be an (also came with) to part out.
     
  16. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,487

    I agree with Justme-. There is no way that truck is ok if the plow sustained that much damage! The frame must be wrecked! I don't know how much money it will take to fix but I'm guessing a-lot. Hate to rain on this parade but what did you really buy? Wrecked plow and wrecked truck.
     
  17. go plow

    go plow Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    i would get it on a frame machine and see it the frame is bend
     
  18. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Even if the truck is f-ed 98% of that can be parted out and you could have nearly enought for a brand new one!

    For starters, Ill take the bed!
     
  19. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    No one is raining on my parade. My uncle who has been in busniess for years owns the body shop which has 2 frame machines, paint booth, full staff get great deals on parts and labor. As you are right he was reluctant to give me the truck due to he is in the process of fixing 2 other 08 super duty's. Front alone is worth $3,500. Told me today going down the road fixed no more than 10k. I was pumped
     
  20. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Forgot to mention when I got my 05 king ranch a year and a half ago, had 21k on the diesel. Was a complete rollover. Put a new cab on it. Fixed 20k down the road. I can refer anyone to him and provide you his number. Currently there will be an 08 f250 superduty extended cab shortbed gas lariat for sale in a coupe weeks. Needed a front.