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New Chevy w/MVP making pile

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by scottL, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    So, many cool pict's I thought I'd throw a few out here too. This is my NBS Chevy with the Western MVP crafting a nice pile. I only have my low-profile led light running in these. ( The strobes wouldn't show on my camera phone and the side and back led's are too much at times ).



  2. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Nice, How big is that plow and how does the truck handle it?
  3. Petr51488

    Petr51488 Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    Thats the crew cab with the long bed right? Did they void your warranty because you put a plow on it? I was thinking of doing the same.
  4. awesome rig
  5. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    Nope. It has the snow plow prep package. It came with the new 10/100 power train warranty and I always buy the full bumper-to-bumper package.

    I had a K3500 crew/long bed and this truck is actually a few inches shorter in length. There are some tiny lot's I avoid, some lot's I just have to watch a little more closely but, all in all the truck is a monster when it comes to pushing snow wesport
  6. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Awesome truck!
  7. jryden145

    jryden145 Member
    Messages: 86

    Is it a gas or diesel?
  8. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    6.0L - gas. A few little annoyance but, she has plenty of power and torque.
  9. tkrepairs

    tkrepairs Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 186

    hows the transmission for plowing? it seems as though the 6spd is always in too high a gear when driving around, and doesnt like to downshift at all. do you use the manual shift mode or tow/haul? nice truck btw looks sweet :drinkup:
  10. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    I hear ya' on the trans. When there is a load the trans responds very well. It keeps to the lower gears and match effort to speed well. I do put the truck into tow/haul mode when plowing ( or at least when I don't forget to ).

    I do have an extra 6-pass trans cooler inline with the existing tiny trans cooler. I had noticed sever heating issues with my plow and the Western MVP plus. Hasn't been a problem since.
  11. tkrepairs

    tkrepairs Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 186

    ya my heating issues arent in the trans, which does warm up a bit. mine come on the coolant side of things. ive been looking into the fan clutch everyone seems to talk about, just haven't done it yet. i have a 13 mile commute and the temp only starts to go up a short ways before i get to my first stop so im not too worried about it. i just have to pay really close attention to the height and angle of the plow when i head out. i wouldnt mind an extra trans cooler, that would be nice, always a good thing to keep cool. does it take much longer to warm up with the extra cooler than without?
  12. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    Not really. With the plow on I just lift it and she temps out just fine. With the plow off I drive slower at first until she starts to warm. The lowest operating has been 90 with the plow off at 28 air temp. Prior to this the trans temp would rise above 200 and you would notice the loss of power. ( I was told the NBS has a power limitation cut off slightly at or above 200. around 220 she would then really shut down. I've not tested nor do I want to )