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old plow truck picture

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by TRINITY, Dec 14, 2002.


    TRINITY Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    This is a picture of one of my old plow trucks. Anyone else use old equipment? I will try to get more pictures soon. I have never put a picture on here, I hope this works.

    trinity\'s 83 chevy.jpg
  2. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Trinity, Thought you were saying OLD IRON, that cheve's just getting broken in. Lot's of them still running in our area. Jerre
  3. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Not the best picture of it, but this is a 79 f350, 8' western cable, 8' dump, 460, dog, but its got mass to it, itll push on those wide open lots. My uncle just sold it at the end of last season.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2005

    TRINITY Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Lots of older trucks around here too. The pictured truck is a 1983 . I also have an 87 K-5 Blazer. I will get pics of both of them tomorrow with the plows on.
  5. Santa

    Santa Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    We have a couple of old one's as well. 1978 Chevy K30 with a 9' fisher plow and 8' Henderson sander, and a 1979 C-60 Chevy with a 10' fisher plow.

    Happy Holidays,

  6. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Nothing wrong with the old chevy's,we have quite a few,both p/u's and full size Jimmy\Blazers.Most are 77-81.I would run my whole fleet on them if I could get a hold of enough in good shape.350 4 bolt,or 400 cu,4 barrel,TH400,205 case,Dana 60 front,14 bolt detroit rear,makes a pretty stout combo.They are so easy to repair and get parts for,and no fancy electronics.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2002
  7. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    i have a 79 gmc 454 pickup with a 9 ft fisher.trans slips a bit from age but its a real bear.pushes alot more snow than any of my fords.it sits most of the time in the church parking lot that i do around here.its SH** brown.i feel 78 to 85 is when GM made some nice powerfull trucks.bad on gas but they ran and sounded awsome.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2002
  8. Plowingsince73

    Plowingsince73 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Old Plow Trucks (Really Old)

    I saw this thread on old plow trucks and thought I would send a scan of a piece of Meyer literature from about 1935. Check out the prices marked by the plows. Tom

    meyer 1935 add.jpg
  9. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    wish if a highway blade was $185.00 now more like $8,000.00
  10. hyperpack

    hyperpack Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Old Old plow sales Literature

    Are the plows in the literature made of wood with steel framework?
    I have an old V plow that looks similar, Iron and steel framework with wood slats for the moldboard and two chain hoists one to lift each side.Can you please send me a scan of this literature?
    Thank you Hyperpack
  11. mowahman

    mowahman Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Sorry, no camera, no pic. but we run a 1974 chevy 1/2 ton, 350/350, 7x8 flat stake bed with a 7' Fisher. This truck was front line til this winter. Now has been replaced with a '92 (newest) 3/4 ton with 8'Fisher we picked up Labor Day weekend. Other trucks are 87 Chevy 3/4 ton with 8' Fisher, 88 Ford F350, 6.9 diesel, Knaphide stake dump with Hi-Way 1.8 yd sander and 9' Fisher. All plows are belt driven pump. The '74 still is my favorite even with full time 4x4. Gotta love old iron !!!!!
  12. GesnerLawn

    GesnerLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    Here's my 85 Chevy K-20, 350 4 barrel M series w/ 4.10 rear. It's about to become my "old" truck. Looking at getting a 2003 2500 HD.

  13. Grshppr

    Grshppr Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Here are two of my old plow trucks. One is a 1985 Ford F150 shortbox, it now has a Meyer poly plow with an E60, the other is a 78 blazer that was modified to have a pickup cab and a flatdeck. It is perfect for those tight areas. Both trucks run beautiful and I wouldn't even want newer ones, as these are easy and cheap to get parts for.


    TRINITY Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Ok, Here is the 1983 Chevy 1/2 ton with the 7.5 ft Western plow with a urethane edge and Pro-Wings.

    83 with plow on.jpg

    TRINITY Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    And here is the 1987 Blazer with a 7.5ft Western Pro plow. I am planning a pickup conversion on this because the body is rotted thru in the bed area. Should make an awesome tight area plow truck.

    87 k-5  with plow.jpg
  16. long0

    long0 Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    79 Bronco w/ 7.5 meyers on it. It just got a fresh 351M last weekend.

    front view3.jpg
  17. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
    from U.S.A.
    Messages: 1,106

    Nice trucks guys. I like em all. I dont have pics of mine but its a 1992 if you consider that old or not. 92 Chevy Silverado 1500 regular cab, shortbed 4x4. 350 motor, auto trans, fully loaded, in next to mint condition everything works perfect. Has a Uni-Mount 7 and 1/2ft Western Pro Plow, electric. I love it. Long0, what model and year snowmobile is that? I used to own a couple Yamaha snowmobiles from the early 80's. A Bravo 250 and an Enticer 300. Mike
  18. phillyplowking1

    phillyplowking1 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    One of my trucks is a 1979 ford f350 4x4 dump with a 7.5 meyers
    the thing will plow anything.
  19. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    longO, what the heck did you put that M motor back in for? Those things were junk from day 1! I had one in my '81 F-350 and traded it out for a 351W. The truck had a lot more snap to it.

    When Ford introduced the 351W, they couldn't make them fast enough for demand, so they threw the 351W crank in 400 and voila', the 351M. Trouble is, by shortening the stroke, the compression fell way down, and with those big ports in the heads, the M motor was gutless!
  20. THREE W

    THREE W Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    1976 Dodge 1 ton, 440 ci under the hood, short box,
    only has 49,000 miles on it, just got it broke in!!

    The old girl loves to push.