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Should I put plow on a Ambulance?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by TAUGC, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. TAUGC

    TAUGC Junior Member
    from 07094
    Messages: 2

    Hello I was wondering if anyone had any advice on putting a plow on a 1995 F350 with a ambulance package. Its a extemely heavy truck approx. GVW of 15k with dullie and heavy suspension package. Is this a feasbale appication. I want to have this and a skid steer working small commercial and residential parking lots.
  2. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    plowing with that rig is going to be a PITA. its big, and you want to do small lots?
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    You want to put a plow on a 2wd truck chassis with a cube box on the rear to do residential and small lots? I'd pass and find a k5,bronco, or pickup. They will be much better suited for plowing. I know of plenty guys who have 4x4 dumps and use 2wd most of the time but they are usually doing larger lots where they can build up some speed.
  4. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    But just think of the positives: if there was a slip and fall, or if you fell asleep at the wheel and crashed, or had a heart attack or anything, you've got trained paramedics in the back, all equipped to save your life!
  5. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    Good thinking but being a '95 I would say it has been retired from its duties as a front line ambulance.

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,602

    Yep, that would be a interesting plow unit. Besides the fact that it is allready pre wired for flashing lights. Here is your new slogan. "WILL REMOVE YOUR DEAD SNOW" plaster that on the side. If you really want some fun build a plow truck out of an old hurst and a surburban frame.

    To be honest its ok to think outside the box but that set up would be too big to use. But cheep to build.


  7. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Just like fire trucks, smaller towns & second-rate privates take on these rigs as front line pieces when they're too old for the busier systems.

    I hope he does it! Would be rather neat if it was equipped with the Insta-chains that we have on our apparatus. Ya know what would work well for ballast would be like 20 sheets of plywood in there, or even a base of blocks. It's really just an odd style box truck, and I see enough of those with plows. Heck, an ambulance makes a heck of a utility truck for a plumber, electrician, or anyone needing cabinets & compartments (and we've been known to use our front line piece as a "utility" now & then for various projects!).
  8. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    911 snowplowing

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  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    The ambulance is a great idea, next year try and find a hearse. You wouldn't need to advertise anymore. Imagine driving by a mall and seeing a hearse and an ambulance plowing snow. LOL

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    I'd run it if you can get paid why not?
  11. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Who ya gonna call?

  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    LOL Now your thinking.
  13. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    That's funny!!
  14. drumbo

    drumbo Member
    Messages: 44

    SNOWBUSTERS! Now, that would make for a GREAT jingle, no?
  15. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    Okay, this seems like a good place to start posting pics of snowplows on interesting vehicles, anything other than a truck or SUV. Who's with me?
  16. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Sure, why not!:nod: