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Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by iceyman, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    saw this at a local lumber yard \....:drinkup:
    sorry for crappy cell pics





  2. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    i love it! i would have added a much bigger v-box though. what size plow on that puppy, 12ft?
  3. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    im not sure its big tho ill check it out later
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Looks like a pretty good truck to me, not much invested and probably they don't need a bigger salter. I like it when someone thinks outside the box. Nice pics!
  5. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,559

    I wonder on the traction issue....
    Our 5-yards full of salt (8-10 tons) sometimes have trouble......
  6. bowtie_guy

    bowtie_guy Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    Interesting, I like it. Imagine one of those deals where they had the truck and it no longer did the delivery thing so slap on a blade and then the box. Traction would be my question as well. Even if it has full lock still not too much weight back there.
  7. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    I dont think that pete could handle a bigger v box. lol
  8. jimaug87

    jimaug87 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    One of my dad's friends does the same thing. He's an o/o with an 18-wheeler dump trailer. When his trucks get old and tired to pull the trailer on the road, he gets winter plates, plow, and sander. The sander's a little bit bigger than that one, but he does highways.

    I bet it hauled wood for the lumber yard and they did the same thing. Truck started breaking so now they're just extending it's life. No need to keep it 'safe' when you're crawling around your lot.
    How many of you guys have air sander controls? haha

    Traction isn't bad. The truck he uses to pull the trailer today has a plow too. He pays someone to drive it, and it goes bobtail. No weight at all. Full lock and it only slides when it's in low gear trying to climb a hill cause he's the front tractor in the fleet.

    I'd love to take that thing for a spin, never driven a Pete.Only a Mack and Autocar to date.

    Since it appears to be a dedicated yard truck, I wonder if you could mount a brick of concrete under the sanders. The sanders would probably have a larger radius on it's throw, and I'm sure they have a front loader they can use to load it. You'd have at least a few hundred pounds of ballast.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2008
  9. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    does that plow angle mechanically? it looks like there is a gear with a pin in it or somthing. Also what on earth does that hydro cylinder do? It looks like it would just put the plow over or somthing
  10. ctd992500

    ctd992500 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    That Is Pretty Cool I'd Like To Plow With It!
  11. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    thats not a hydro cylinder...its a trip spring

    and from what i could tell it is a power angle plow
  12. Idealtim

    Idealtim Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Does the sander see-saw on the 5th wheel?
  13. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Are garbage company has a plow on a few of there small slide back trucks that they plow with. I'll see if I can get some pics.