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Whats a good BIG plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Mackman, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    As all of you know i just bought a tri/axle dump. I want to get some prices on 11ft fixed right angle plows and a tailgate spreader. I have driven alot of tri/axle plow trucks but never really looked at the plow set-up. But now that i might be buying one i would like to get every ones 2cents who knows anything about big boy plows.

    I was looking at the Monrows. There is a dealer about 35mins from me. They seem like a good plow. But i really don't know much about these types of plows. This will be my 1st time buying one.

    Also what would be a ballpark price for the total set-up brand new plow and spreader install. I hear people say 14-18,000. Thanks
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Why limit yourself. Go with a 10 Boss v plow!
  3. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Well i will be plowing major highways like 6-8 lanes for penndot. So a V-plow will be useless when your in a plow train and everything goes to the right anyway. Plus i think penndot wants you to have an 11footer. Not 100% sure. I will be getting more info about what penndot needs.
  4. vt properties

    vt properties Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 194

    Mackman sick new truck, are you going to be using the mack instead of the f350 this winter. Also great vids as i am possibly purchasing a polycaster .
  5. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Look into the viking plows. I dont know much about there new stuff, but I know there older plows used to stand up fairly well.
  6. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    My dad will be in my f-350 plowing for the township i plow for now. I will be in the Mack. If i have enough funds for the plow for the mack lol. I know i have to have everything ready by a certain date cuz you have to go to penndot to get your spreader calibrated.

    As far as the polycaster goes let me know if you have any questions will be more then happy to help you out.
  7. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Will look into viking thanks
  8. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    the mack would look sick with fisher plow and tornado in the back lol

    look here Tenco Snow Plows there based out of new England


    talk to plow chaser on here hes addicted to big snow plows.
  9. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    my DPW is purchasing Monroe and they are pretty nice plows. I'd get one If I had a Mack.
  10. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361

    Oh great another penndot guy.

    Which highway do you think you will be plowing?
  11. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Dont know. I plowed for 3 years 1 with roadcon and 2 with greenhall trucking. 1 year i did rt 202 from the delaware line to the chester county line. Then the other 2 years i did. Rt1 from the chester county line to the media line. I dunno where penndot would put me.

    Once i get a price and if i think i can afford the set-up for my truck then i will call penndot to find more info out.
  12. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361

    Should be a sweat deal if you can come up with the money.

    I must have missed the thread about your newish truck do you have a link to it?

    Oh and If you have any accounts you want to give up to a rookie I'll give them a shot. But it seems like your pertty well set up and in souther chester county.
  13. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Monroe makes a good plow. What is the GVW of the truck.

    All you Boss Vee guys; This truck would twist a Vee in to a pretzel, I'm guessing he's four times the GVW they are designed for. Although a vee would be handy for doing driveways:laughing:
  14. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

  15. lakeeffect

    lakeeffect Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    First choice would be Viking, second choice would be Henderson. This is coming from 25+ years of highway plowing in the snowbelt. If you are looking at used stuff find a Frink or a Viking, the 2 best plows ever built.
  16. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

  17. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361

    That plow has been on there since the middle of winter and he is looking for a straight blade.
  18. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    You should get that plow that is on that trailer, plus a belly plow and a 10' boss with one wing on the left. Pay boss to design a belly plow just so you can get a coue things that say boss!
  19. Plow Chaser

    Plow Chaser PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,708

    I'm on board with the Viking plows. They've been around a long time and have great products. I'm not too familiar with the Monroe's. I'm sure no matter who you go with, you wont get junk, but I've seen Viking plows outlast the trucks they were on. I'm sure you can get a used one way pretty cheap too.

    Look into Valk too, they've been supplying PennDOT for ages and if you have a Granite, I'm sure it would be similar to their setups.
  20. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    yea that's good idea get big tow plow lol