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The calm before the storm and bring the thunder betty - "Ford"

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by AlertSnow, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. AlertSnow

    AlertSnow Member
    Messages: 87

    Here is my dad and I personal trucks

    His is the calm before the storm. We don't let him plow too much.

    And mine is the bring the thunder betty or better known as "One hell of a truck"

    Had another manufacture plow on these trucks and just changed. Will never look back. These western plows have gone past all our expectations. I plan on doing a review on my mvp 3 so look for that soon.

  2. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Very nice trucks!
  3. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Really nice trucks and I like the grille on the one with the straight blade.

    What lightbar is that on the dually?
  4. DobbinsINC

    DobbinsINC Member
    Messages: 61

    Is that a platinum ?
  5. AlertSnow

    AlertSnow Member
    Messages: 87

    Ya the single wheel is a platinum. Dually is a lariat.

    I got the light bar on the dually online from STL. Came in a few days. Magnetics work great on roof for it. It is a black aluminum casing instead of silver aluminum volor.
  6. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    those are sharp looking trucks more pics please
  7. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,267

    very nice trucks
  8. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Pretty happy with it? I like a lot of the specs and features they have, but have heard a lot of people have longevity issues with them.
  9. AlertSnow

    AlertSnow Member
    Messages: 87

    I've only had it for this season. I run it consistently and have had not problems with longevity. I did have a couple wires work their way out of the connect but was able to get them to click in eventually.
  10. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594


    I'm thinking of names for my trucks right now.
  11. AlertSnow

    AlertSnow Member
    Messages: 87

    Haha its a tough one.
  12. MR. Elite

    MR. Elite Senior Member
    from E Town
    Messages: 557

    VERY nice setups!!!
    But why would U put jus a straight blade on the platinum..!! That truck deff deserves a wideout at very least brother!!!
    But either way U deff can't go wrong with a Ford & Western combo of any sorts!!!!
    How do U like plowing with the Platinum comforts??
  13. AlertSnow

    AlertSnow Member
    Messages: 87

    The platinum is my dad's. But it Def rides rougher than my dually.

    They said we couldn't put the wide out on it which I think was wrong information Bc of weight.
  14. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Good looking trucks, can't beat a ford and a western!
  15. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Awesome looking trucks. What plows did you have before ? Why do you like the western better ?

    I'm sure you could have out a wideout on that truck.
  16. AlertSnow

    AlertSnow Member
    Messages: 87

    I had the newer boss dxt. Month and a half later I took a lost and got rid of it.

    I am not here to bad mouth a company. I believe western was a better fit. I do believe when a company says they listen to the professionals using their product, but don't show any evidence in doing so that questions my confidence in them.

    I do plan on making a review on my western mvp 3 in a video very shortly. I believe a lot of people out there are misinformed and some people speak about something they don't know about.

    - cut edge thickness... Yes it is only 1/2" at least you know that going into purchasing the plow, but that should be built into you business model if you are replacing it frequently and hopefully that is a reflection on the about of volume of clients you have.

    - mold board thickness... First of the infrastructure behind the mold board is most important. If you see one of these in person and still think there is a problem then we definitely have a problem. Western has built a solid plow most importantly in the infrastructure. Second if you dent the mold board or put a hole in it. You most likely were doing something you shouldn't be

    - Bouncing and clinking around. What a load of BS i've read. Yes that happens in the lighter weight plows, but generally not and definitely not anymore than the spring and cylinder only plows. In fact my mvp 3 has pretty much zero bounce in it what so ever.

    The new ultramount 2 frame work is amazing. Talk about a solid piece of infrastructure. The pivoting system is something they didn't over complicate and is as strong as the main structure and makes a huge difference.

    Like I said before your customer doesn't see anything else, but the end result. They don't care why you didn't show up because you stuff wasn't properly maintained. They don't care what your excuse is for why the lot doesn't look amazing.

    Surrounding yourself by ideal equipment to help in all areas to give that customer the best end result is most important.
  17. bcramblit

    bcramblit Member
    Messages: 35

    First off I have never liked Boss plows. Not, bashing them though. I respect them even though I don't agree with a number of things they do.

    But, I would like to know exactly what you didn't like about your Boss. I haven't heard to many people say anything bad about them that would make someone trade for a loss. I just know they are the most popular in my area and never understood why. I wonder if they do actually perform well or if the Boss owner just don't know what a plow should perform like. In videos they look like they trip all over the place. That would drive me nuts.
  18. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    I look forward to the MVP3 review, how is your salt dogg holding up?
  19. AlertSnow

    AlertSnow Member
    Messages: 87

    - trip was a big determining factor.. It did bounce a lot. It does skip over snow pile you are pushing. It was a lot of stress on the truck. Now keep in mind I am able to talk opening about this now that I have a new product to compare that too. As soon as I drop the blade on my western it glides very smooth across any surface.

    - I owned a 10'0 and 9'2 dxt. The 10' really bothered me that they never considered to raise the lights on it which when traveling in the up position it would cover most of the light and you can't adjust to point them upwards because all you would be doing is pointing lights at tops of trees.
    - not only did I choke the chain up the furthest it could go without covering the lights but I reduced scraping by over 80 percent and still have good coverage on the lights. also the lights are super bright stock from the factory. on my boss I put upgraded lights in it just to get some more brightness. (what a pain in the ass)

    - We all know a plow will never be 100 percent perfect, but when you spend 7000 a plow you have higher expectations.

    - the 4 inches more length in a plow feels like a foot... I may be stretching that feelings but its significant
  20. AlertSnow

    AlertSnow Member
    Messages: 87

    Ha it's a salt dogg... I love the simplicity of it. Hate the controller but I have been fortunate the controller has yet needed to be replaced.

    I am going to put the tornado in soon or I would more worried about it. The only thing that bothers me about the tornado is it literally takes up the whole entire truck bed.