I'm starting to see quite a few of them around here. I looked at one at a show and was talking to the dealer, they are within $1000 of a steel body. I don't remember the exact numbers. They sure do look sharp when they're polished!!
I had checked out the link Cat320 offered and was impressed with the snowfighter package. I noticed they are in Saratoga, about 2 hours from me and e-mailed them with some questions. I also let them know I'd like to go up and see the truck. The following day they replied and said to call ASAP. They had a demo unit nearby to show me, but I received the message too late. Well this morning we connected and this is some impressive truck! Here are a few photos. Check their website for more details on features.
In this photo, they have a Viking snowplow which uses a piece of polyurethane for a tripedge hinge and another piece to form a torsion bar as the moldboard trip spring.
Note the LED lights in the cab protector, no need for rooftop lighting.
The spinner is mounted via a two inch receiver style tube that can be extended to various lengths or tipped 90 degrees out of the way. There are quick release fittings on the hoses for easy summer removal
Control valves. There's also a conveyor/spinner speed control valve between the seat belt latches. The hoses attatch to the bottom of the valve through the floor so if there are any leaks they go to the ground instead of the floor.
This is the last shot I have. This set up is similar to what my County Highway dept is using. I know it's a lot more convenient than my V box sander, no tailgate to remove, or unit to move in and out. When you're done sanding, just dump the excess off in dump truck mode. One pile, no more running the load off and making a mess. Very tempting!
On a trip two summers ago, we happened to go by their plant in Saratoga Springs. I told my parents we had to stop in, thinking it was a DPW shed. I got info about their municipal truck package, the one you had photos of. I also saw the first truck, it had a 6spd and steel combo bed.
Not sure what price u were told, back then, in 2000 the price was around $58k if i remeber correctly.
That truck is really nice, would love to buy one if i had some private roads or something.
I was given a ballpark price quite a bit less than what Snow quoted. He is going to e-mail me with a quote. Are we allowed to quote prices here on the forum? I had seen questions raised about this before.
Think about this though, Stainless dump body mounted, $7000, Stainless sander, $7000?, 9' plow mounted, $3500, total $17500
Convenience, no pony motor to screw with, no V-box in & out, LIVE hydraulics.....Priceless!
what about the whole truck total as a package, since they sell it as a package. I think you could get an F550 XL diesel, 4x4, ac, 141" wb, plow prep for like $31k and some change, so the total would be $48,500 or so. And if you see 550 dumps they're going for $39k with just a dump body on them.