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It's official, I bought a truck.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Vaughn Schultz, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    After many many months of looking this is my new truck. Unlike last time I told you I bought a new truck (long story) this one is actually in the drive way, it's all mine :D

    Tell me what you think its a 2000, F-450 :redbounce , 4X4, V10 gas ( sorry no diesel)

    Any plow suggestions ?



  2. lakeeffect

    lakeeffect Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    9' Fisher Stainless X Blade is what it needs
  3. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Nice truck, I like it!

    Looks like it alredy has a Western Mount and Wiring, so I take it you just need the Western plow or are you looking for a new set up all togather?
  4. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    I came with A 7 foot uni-mount, way too small for that truck so it will have to go.

    What about a huge 8611 blizzard plow? OR should I just stick with a heavy duty strait blade ?
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2005
  5. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565


    V box, or under tailgate spreader ?
  6. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    a stainless steel v-box and a blizzard 8611 is what the truck really needs
    congrats on the truck and best of luck with it. the plow was really just a 7ft? wow, who would even bother using a plow that small, a plow like that belongs on a jeep
  7. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    I have no idea :rolleyes: ? Why would you buy such a large truck and put such a small blade on it? disrespectful to that truck :p .
  8. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    looks good and glad you didnt get scewed again. :) you will be suprised about the v 10, it is a strong engine and will get decent milege.
  9. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I second that statement
  10. repo_man62

    repo_man62 Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    how much for the 7'?
  11. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,770

    Grassbusters, I would just mount a 9 foot uni mount on there for now and finish up the season (This fricken chicago weather :realmad: ). Theres not many blizzard dealers around our area. I think a 9 foot blade would work out just fine. I really dont recommend v boxs with gas engines. I would just spray the bed with line-x and put a tail-gate flink spreader on with central hydralics.
    Western is also the most popular plow in our area.
  12. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    See there Grassbusters? Everything does happen for a reason, now you have your 4x4 instead of settling for the 2wd you screwed on. Congrats bud! Most likely you'll be clearing lots with that baby so I'd go with the 8611. Don't know enough about the salting side of things to make any suggestions there.

    Nice find Busters, good luck with it!

  13. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Thank you

    Thanks guys for all the complements :D

    As far as having a dealer www.snowplowsupply.com is about 15 min from me :D so I can pick up anything I might need.

    I would really like to put a blizzard 8611 on (next year), do you guys really think it is worth the payup

    Should I buy in the spring? will I save any money?

    CENTRAL_AUTO_GL Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    curtis blade

    you got to take a look at the curtis blades.... www.curtisplows.com

    CENTRAL_AUTO_GL Junior Member
    Messages: 3

  16. dieselman

    dieselman Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    hey grassbusters.

    I'm glad to see you finaly got your self a truck. it looks pretty darn nice!
  17. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    not bad. Too bad the guy who sold it to you kept the 9footer.I would stick with the western . BTW doulble check tims prices as I have unfortunatly found out his are usaully 10-15% higher than most others.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2005
  18. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    What are you plowing, lots? How big? Are you going to need to get in any tight areas at all? I would get the 8611 or 810 if you have the $$$$$$ and are doing very large lots. I would also consider an 8'5" or 9' Unimount or a V-Plow. If you have to push back parking spaces between cars its nice to have the V over a big 8611. With the V you can use scoop mode in tight areas, forget trying to get an 8611 in a tight area while using scoop mode with the wings extended. All and all it depends largely on what your plowing. I would only get the 8611 if you plan on doing roads, working for the Town/State or doing very large parking lots.
  19. lawnkid

    lawnkid Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    It all dpeends on what kinda lots you are going to be plowing like cja said. Persoanlly I would stick to the Western. Probably a 9' Pro Plus or a 8.5' MVP wold work well on that truck. About the spreaders. Does the truck have central hydraulics? If it doesn't you can't run a undertailgate spreader without them. My choice would be a Swenson SS undertailgate spreader and have central hydraulics installed for abut 3k. But from personal experience, I would not put both the spreader and plow on hydrualics so if you blow a line on the spreader, you can still plow with the truck until you have time to fix the line, or if the plow is broke, take it off and you still have a salt truck. I run a 1997 F-450 diesel Quigley 4x4 conversion with an 8.5' Western MVP and a Buyers undertailgate spreader. The truck is a very nice rig to push snow with and salt with, but the turning radius on the older style bodies sucks and I have a crewcab behind me so the truck is like 25' long with the plow and spreader. Anyways, congrats on your purcahse and good luck plowing in the future with it.
  20. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    This would be my 3rd plow truck, the other two have 7 1/2 foot plows. My thinking is that I would use this (F-450) for all the salting and plowing of large lots and roads. Then use the 7 1/2 plows for all the smaller parking lots/ drive ways.

    I really don't know what I whant to do :eek: