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Latest additions to the fleet for 2015!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by mkwl, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Hey Guys-

    We've had a good season this year for hardscape and landscape work, and purchased some new "toys" so I figured I'd share. We bought a new 2015 Bobcat S650 Skidsteer Loader and a new 2016 Ford F350 pickup- bought the loader in August- already has over 100 Hrs. on it, just bought the truck yesterday….giving Ford a shot this time- hoping it's all it's cracked up to be!

    Bobcat is a S650 with just about every option- full cab, radio, a/c and heat, hands and feet (hate the new joystick controls in a skid steer, so does my foreman).

    Super duty is a F-350 SRW- XL - power windows, locks, heated mirrors, Sync, AM/FM/CD/MP3 (nice for long nights of plowing :nod:), 4x4, 3.73 electronic locker, 6.2L V8 Gas, 18" steelies, equipped with an 8' Western Pro Ultramount 2. Will be mounting my 7' Snowman pull plow on it as soon as I have a free couple hours to do the install :nod:

    Hopefully we get some snow at some point to get to try this new truck out!


  2. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Nice f350, my 250 is similarly outfitted and does fantastic!
  3. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    Nice equipment, good luck with them. Looks like we will have to wait till mid January for any chance at snow.
  4. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 594

    How does the 6.2 tow that skid? Or anything heavier
  5. AG09

    AG09 Senior Member
    Messages: 163

  6. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Thanks guys! I'm not sure how the 6.2 is going to do pulling the skid as this truck's not really going to be my primary tow rig- when we move machines we use either my 3500HD diesel dump or my 2500HD diesel pickup- can't beat a diesel for pulling power but I just couldn't justify the $9K additional for the PSD on this truck and didn't want the emissions headaches either…

    Seems some guys love the selectable joysticks- I just couldn't get used to them- hands and feet are direct linkages- less electronics to fail too…

    The excavator in the pic is an E26- little small for what we were doing on that job but it certainly has its' place.
  7. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    The 6.2 does a nice job towing, it's rated for 12,400. Most I've done is about 14k but usually only tow about 10-11k.
    As mentioned, it's not a diesel so the torque isn't there, but it does the job.
  8. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    When you purchased the new Western, did you consider the Wideout?
  9. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Good to hear- that's about all I expect out of this truck- good to know it'll handle 10-11K alright...
  10. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    I did but for the type of residential work we do, a Wideout really wouldn't be beneficial for us… straight or v plow is best for our applications...
  11. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    Schultz Ford?
  12. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Yup :nod: :nod:
  13. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    I deal with Craig
    Bought 4 trucks and wife's explore sport from him this year
  14. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    Nice S650. I liked the T650 I use to have. The joysticks took me a little while to get use too, but loved them.

    Alot of people get the hand/foot controls because they have always run them that way. To each his own.
  15. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,267

    nice truck!
  16. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Sharp pieces there. Love the F350. Was it a truck/plow package?
  17. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Thanks! Yeah we couldn't find any that didn't have a plow on it, and I was going to put an 8' Western on it anyway so it worked out pretty well!
  18. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    Remember when you were telling me how much better your Fisher was than a Western? And I told you you'd smarten up one day. ;)


    All joking aside.... Very nice truck and plow. Thumbs Up Good luck with her!