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Ideal setup

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JThompson, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. JThompson

    JThompson Member
    from NYC
    Messages: 71

    I'd be interested in hearing what everyone's ideal setup for plowing would be. Truck, plow, spreader, accessories, etc. If you could explain a little bit on why you choose as you did it would be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Hi J:waving:

    My ideal set up would be a straight axle 1 ton Chevy extended cab shortbed with 9.2 Boss V plow, Boss reciever mount spreader, and as many strobes as I could put on it.:)

    The reason I choose Boss products is because I've operated trucks with westerns, meyers, and Boss plows. Liked the westerns, love the Boss, and couldn't stand the meyers. Nothing but problems with the meyers. Luckily they weren't my equipment.
    I'm sure some will disagree but that's just my opinion.:waving:
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    MY ideal truck is a F350xlt reg cab with a v10 with a 8ft fisher mm2 and a, 3 yard sander.OR a dodge 2500 with a cummins engine and same plow set up with a large sander,
  4. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    Ford f450 dump 9 foot fisher x blade plow. Fisher or air flo hopper spreader.Mini light bar and rear led lights. led brake lights
  5. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Reg Cab for visibility - no tailgate
    8 1/2 ft Western straight blade
    7 ft Snowman back plow w/ box sides
  6. vector6

    vector6 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    If money was no object.....

    a UniMog with every snow option they could bolt on.. or bring with it. :eek:
  7. Got Snow

    Got Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    i saw that show on the history channel last night. very cool piece of equipment (and all the accessories) i'm surprised they're not more popular.

    anyway, i've been thinking alot about the "ideal set-up" for myself

    i'd have to say my one ton ford, frame shortened for 6' box (dumper), a huge central hydraulic set up with its own dedicated engine. hydraulic steering with rear wheel steering, some type of custom under-body sander/salter (maybe liquids), a custom rear plow with wings and down pressure, folding either underneath or in place of the tailgate, a custom front mounting system with accessories like a blizzard plow, a snowblower, and a loader bucket. and for those extreme conditions throw in a track system and maybe a roll cage.

    anyone have a welder and some shop space? :D
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    there are 2 unimogs on ebay one for 9k and the other for 20k less then a new ford or chevy:redbounce
  9. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    ok the truck i dream about is a 2004 ford f-350 srw reg.cab 4x4, auto, 6.0l deisil, bright red. it would have a full size light bar, strobes throughout the truck, and spot lights. A 8.5ft western pro plow plus with the ultra mount system, and a Fisher pro-caster stainless steel v-box spreader. it would have a small lift in it with all terrain tires, and the tail lights would be blacked out. it would have tinted windoes and a very nice sterio system:)
  10. farmertim

    farmertim Member
    Messages: 95

    My dream machine


    JBC 165 4X4 with Air brakes, crab steer, CD player with changer

    front and rear three point and 540/1000 PTO with a Storm fighter 14' V/box plow out front.

    Maximum road speed is 43 mph, estimated time plowing an

    average drive...... 2.8 min...


    AC too for when I use it in the summer....
  11. kawdude

    kawdude Senior Member
    Messages: 105

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  12. Got Snow

    Got Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Re: My dream machine

    does this exist? any links?
  13. fordman

    fordman Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    Setup with something other then a Meyers this truck would do it for me.

    hummer pic.jpg
  14. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    more meyers plow bashing:gunsfiring: :angry: