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The "Twins"

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by LwnmwrMan22, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    Guess you can't really say identical.....

    Both trucks are 2006 Dodge 2500's CTD.

    Both 8.2, new as of 10-10-07.

    Had a Boss straight blade and 8.2 V that I sold and put these on....



  2. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    Nice set up.

    I'm going to go nuts soon, everyone has an 8.2v and I don't and I have been looking for like 5 months :dizzy:

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I WANT THAT XT!!!!! But I just bought a 8'2'' ploy vee so i am all set!
  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    nice setups! damn i cant believe how that XT dwarfs the regular V. :cool:
  5. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Very nice! What did the new one cost you? (XT)
  6. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    I completely got into these at the wrong time of the season, and these prices are going to be somewhat thrown off because I JUST got the plow, already had the mounts and wiring from my old plows.

    8.2 V was $4500 and the XT was $4800, assembled, plus tax.

    I sold my '05 8' super duty for $2900 and the '05 V for $3800, both just the plows.
  7. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    Thats a nice looking set. I like everything streamlined.
  8. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    nice rams you got there
  9. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Nice trucks!!
  10. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Hey 22,

    Where are my two cigars for the twins!

  11. Playboy

    Playboy Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Pretty cool you'll be able to compre each plow this winter.
  12. ALarsh

    ALarsh Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    So is the other one a back up like the lawn equip or do you have someone else plowing with you?
  13. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    My dad plows 3 commercial places when it snows after 3 am but before 7 am, at least enough to get them opened up. Usually it's more of a backup, although this year I'm picking up about 6 accounts, so it'll be used more.
  14. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    WOW just look how mean that XT looks next to the power V. Crazy!
  15. Diesel Sniffer

    Diesel Sniffer Member
    Messages: 46

    How does the front end of the Dodge handle the new blade? Did you have to beef it up at all or does the mighty Ram handle it all on its own? Your set-up looks great. Very professional.
  16. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Looks great!payup
  17. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    With no ballast in the rear end, the front end will sag, just a hair.

    We put about 300 lbs of salt in the backend when the plow is on.

    One thing I was noticing about the XT when I had it on; It doesn't angle 100% one way or the other. The left wing (if angling to the left) only goes back about 80%.

    I'm assuming this is to take advantage of the higher wing, to get the plow to throw the snow farther.
  18. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 770

    I can't bite my tongue any longer......I'm gonna laugh my a$$ off when you grenade the front end on that 1/2 ton and or strip the tranny with a vee plow. Leaf springs and t bars from a mack truck won't even fix that.:rolleyes:

    Anybody got a heavy weight 10 footer for an s-10? Its ok, its got a radiator out of a Pontiac.:rolleyes: wesport
  19. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    It really is a good picture to show the difference! I don't think i could buy a regular V after seeing it next to an XT like that. Oh well! :nod:
  20. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    Hey now thats just mean, true but mean. Well actually that same thing has been on the tip of my tongue as well...