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My Ram 5500 land yacht

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Duncan90si, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    I bought this truck earlier this year as a flatbed truck. I put an aluminum dump bed on it with fold down sides and used it for landscaping all year. I just now got it ready for winter with a new aluminum under tailgate spreader and a stainless MVP3.
    It's definitely a land yacht but I'll be doing large shopping centers 95% of the time so it shouldn't really bother me much.
    The plow measures 11' 4" with the wings, and the truck from the edge of the wing when straight to the spinner is 29' 6". Hahaha





  2. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Sweet truck! But yeah, she's a tad long.;)
  3. MTCK

    MTCK Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Wow that's a beast. What's it weigh in at without sand on board?
  4. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    Without the plow and spreader on it, with a full tank of fuel and me inside, it weighs exactly 11,500 lbs.
    The plow is a tad over 1,000 and the spreader is a couple hundred.
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Just leave parked in driveway, once event over, pull out.........

    It will be the cleanest drive in town without even plowing.... LoL

    I have the same plow set up on my pick up truck, you'll love it! My wings are on 2nd MVP3 already, 3rd season and are a lot better made then the old ones on the plus MVP's
  6. Plowin Dodge

    Plowin Dodge Member
    Messages: 53

    Nice ride To long for me though
  7. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    LOL you have my twin, except I did a wideout and tornado salter...oh and I have a landscap ebody with 4' sides. Outta be fun.
  8. bugthug

    bugthug Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 268

    Looks good. I think you should post the picture of the marks on the pavement.
  9. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    That is bigger than a yacht !!! Lookin' Good !!!
  10. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    Per your request...

  11. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,267

    nice truck and setup!
  12. bugthug

    bugthug Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 268

  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Nice setup. The Ram 5500's are getting more popular with municipalities in my area. There are a few around with front plows and side wings.
  14. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 165

    Friggin. Eauty, bud!
  15. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 165

    Friggin rights. Friggin beauty, bud!
  16. BIGGB9

    BIGGB9 Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Sweet truck!!!!!
  17. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 666

    I have a buddy looking to put a 9.6 mvp3 with wings on his f-450.
    Does your wing tips touch the ground when you are in v mode or is there some clearance still? I have a boss vxt with wings and I have maybe 4-6 inches of clearance depending on how much salt I have.
    If you could take a pic for me that would be greatly appreciated.

    Very nice truck!