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My trucks new addition....

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by jfalkingham, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. jfalkingham

    jfalkingham Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I finally added the plow I have wanted for a year or two.... :drinkup:




    Last edited: Aug 5, 2005
  2. plowed

    plowed Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    Looks great, nice rig and setup! Pull off the cutting edge until you wear the base angle down though.
  3. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Looks great! Congratulations. I had my old cutting off for a year on my last rig. I think it didn't make any difference. I have in installed right from the get go like you this time.
  4. gkm

    gkm Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    Congrads looks good :drinkup: Now it's time to pray to the snow gods :rolleyes:
  5. delvalle6759

    delvalle6759 Junior Member
    Messages: 4


    payup You'll make money with that one for sure..... Will you depreciate the whole thing in 5 yrs? 20% a year using straight line depreciation or do you write off milege? payup
  6. jfalkingham

    jfalkingham Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Given that I am in a rural area and will probably have a good amount of mileage between sites, I will go the mileage route. The depreciation number at 20% would be around $2100. The cost of the plow, lights, back ballast, back rack, radio, and such will be a pretty good depreciation the first year. Of course, the taxman always takes her cut payup
  7. jeffw

    jeffw Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    is your lift chains adjusted to long? seems like the plow should be higher on full lift like the ram shows, you may want to tighten up a few links when you lower it.

  8. jfalkingham

    jfalkingham Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Probably could come up a link or two. I moved the plow out in the woods since I took the photos, it's too much misery to stare at it in the driveway when its 80 outside :) I'll do another look over when I take it back out in the fall.
  9. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 153

    Why do people do this? I've always thought the idea was to save on the original trip edge, in addition to providing a harder,longer wearing wear surface. Also, remember, if you are going to install a backdrag, do it with a fresh edge, if you set it up to work with an old worn edge it might not have the lift it needs to provide good scraping when you do get a new edge on. Just a few thoughts.
  10. delvalle6759

    delvalle6759 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Reply to milege

    Hey not a bad idea using the milege... also with the price of fuel going up the Feds have upped the milege deduction rate