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Author Topic: 4x4 HD plowing review  (Read 764 times)

RPF207

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4x4 HD plowing review
« on: February 11, 2017, 05:21:03 PM »
So far this thing pushes snow like a tank. Unlike a pickup I can drive through snow banks and mounds with all the clearance this truck has, it really doesn't get stuck like a pickups do when you try to push the snow back. Will be finally getting that 9 1/2 ft dump body on soon so that'll add weight for more traction. Truck carrys the 9' fisher no problem with the stock 2 leaf pack. Will switch to three leaf pack when I swap in the Cummins though. I've been able to drive down the roads with the hubs locked no problem, I just put the tcase in 2wd until I have to plow
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

ED-NY

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Re: 4x4 HD plowing review
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 11:04:48 PM »
Very clean looking truck.  I just started (today) framing up a 9.5' dump bed on my 135.5 WB 3500HD. It's going to be a flatbed like the one you have on the truck.

1999HD

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Re: 4x4 HD plowing review
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2017, 08:01:45 AM »
makes me jealous.... ;D

looks great tho!!!!

someotherguy

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Re: 4x4 HD plowing review
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017, 10:23:55 AM »
Very cool!  But if you ever run up against anything that HD can't handle there's an upgrade... :D :D :D



You can get those old Unimog 404's for under 10K in good running/driving condition, by the way.  It's the other models and diesels that cost a lot more.

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Raymo

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Re: 4x4 HD plowing review
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2017, 11:05:00 AM »
I had the same experience with mine, makes dealing with that crap much more bearable.
'94 3500-HD, Cummins, Getrag, NP205. Shortend rear frame with a Pickup Bed. Dana 60 front, stock 80 rear.

'03 2500-HD 8.1 and Allison

RPF207

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Re: 4x4 HD plowing review
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2017, 12:56:34 PM »
Thanks, guys. That unimog would be sweet. I've also always wanted a 1991 bmy 5 ton Duece and a half with the super singles. Those also go for about 10,000 if you get a deal. Some are as high as 20,000. The highway dept in the next town over from me just got one with a dump body, plow, and wing. It's huge
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

 


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