Bright Western red as soon as I can get it sandblasted and in the paint shop. It goes without saying that the same will be done with the salt unit out back. It is a decent truck and a lot of fun to joke about but in my realm of business (albeit small) it is an investment and now that I have it my job is to go through it and make it presentable as well as reliable.
As we've said countless times customer perception of your operation is a large determining factor in going for a contract.
That plow will look real good when it's nice, shiny and red. And to add the "finishing touch", maybe a nice (belting) snow deflector with a stainless clamp plate and stainless bolts & acorn nuts!
(Just havin' fun with you - in reference to an older thread "snofoil"! Seriously, your point about customer perception is well taken and we see that all the time in the welding trade - same 2 parts, same price, if it's got a nice coat of paint or even just primer the cost doesn't seem to be an issue. Raw steel? Different story.)
Is that a 10' Western Heavyweight on the front? I've got one on my 5500 and hope to hav eit all up and usable by next winter. It was in the game plan for this year but somebody changed the plans on me.
No they don't mind too much. I have the plowing contract for the plat so it was on hand for a few days while getting it weighed for liscensing. I got away with it for a short time as an onsite plow. We have a weight limit on residential parking so I rent a spot off site. The deal came together rather quickly so it came to that house for less than a week. I had a job there for hauling away what a tennant had left when they moved out. It is gas (366cid with a 4 and 2 drive train) and has hydraulic brakes. Good old truck with minimal bugs to it and just about ready for full time hard work. Only 11,800 miles orig. It was owned by a school dist. for a long time so it has not had much road use.