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post #1 of 57 Old 10-09-2019, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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So, I was reading a post on the site not to be mentioned here , that puzzled me. A poster states he is a manager of small city in the NJ county of Hunterdon with plenty of experience with purchasing plows and trucks... but, oddly wants talk to professionals on the internet? Shouldnít he just talk to his highway superintendent? The odds are that the city has a few smaller trucks in the 3/4 to 1 ton range with 8.6 to 10 ft plow for doing municipal building parking lots or even public parking lots. Needless to say this poster could just ask this individual for a recommendation on plows?

Seems a bit odd to me. Not to mention why does he want a home owners plow for a full sized pickup? Thatís like putting a pick up rated plow on my Walter trucks. Just doesnít make sense to me. But, I want to see how this plays out.
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So, I was reading a post on the site not to be mentioned here , that puzzled me. A poster states he is a manager of small city in the NJ county of Hunterdon with plenty of experience with purchasing plows and trucks... but, oddly wants talk to professionals on the internet? Shouldn’t he just talk to his highway superintendent? The odds are that the city has a few smaller trucks in the 3/4 to 1 ton range with 8.6 to 10 ft plow for doing municipal building parking lots or even public parking lots. Needless to say this poster could just ask this individual for a recommendation on plows?

Seems a bit odd to me. Not to mention why does he want a home owners plow for a full sized pickup? That’s like putting a pick up rated plow on my Walter trucks. Just doesn’t make sense to me. But, I want to see how this plays out.
What’s the big dealio? He’s looking for multiple sources of info to base his decision on.
You failed to me to mention the “pros” told him a HM plow would fold up due the weight of the Sooper Dooty and get a plow that’s built for a 3/4-1 ton pickup and he’s now looking at used.
But guess if you told the rest of the story there wouldn’t be a chance to bring Walters into the post,......
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Whatís the big dealio? Heís looking for multiple sources of info to base his decision on.
You failed to me to mention the ďprosĒ told him a HM plow would fold up due the weight of the Sooper Dooty and get a plow thatís built for a 3/4-1 ton pickup and heís now looking at used.
But guess if you told the rest of the story there wouldnít be a chance to bring Walters into the post,......
You donít find it odd he just didnít ask the highway super intendant about what he might use? I didnít mention the advice that was given to him because that didnít raise my curiosity. The advice everyone gave him was sound. But he could have read the description of the plows he was looking at and the recommendations on vehicle size to figure out his truck was too big.
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You donít find it odd he just didnít ask the highway super intendant about what he might use? I didnít mention the advice that was given to him because that didnít raise my curiosity. The advice everyone gave him was sound. But he could have read the description of the plows he was looking at and the recommendations on vehicle size to figure out his truck was too big.
The poster also says he is no stranger to plows or trucks as the manager of a small city... so, that means he has familiarity with them probably less with use but manufacturer dealersó so, why not ask the dealers you trust with your municipal plow purchases to advise you on your personal ?
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The poster also says he is no stranger to plows or trucks as the manager of a small city... so, that means he has familiarity with them probably less with use but manufacturer dealersó so, why not ask the dealers you trust with your municipal plow purchases to advise you on your personal ?
He specifically said he was interested in "homeowner" type plows - how many Meyer HomePlows do you think are on the municipal fleet? I'm sure if the OP was interested in an 11' plow operated off of central hydraulics for his F250, that Superintendent could have been helpful.

Since he was asking for a "homeowner" plow, I assume that money is his primary concern even though he didn't say so. The superintendent, who is accustomed to spending tax pay dollars like they are going out of style, probably has little to contribute regarding that.
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You failed to me to mention the ďprosĒ told him a HM plow would fold up due the weight of the Sooper Dooty and get a plow thatís built for a 3/4-1 ton pickup and heís now looking at used.
But guess if you told the rest of the story there wouldnít be a chance to bring Walters into the post,......
Hey, why is "pros" in "quotes"?
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He specifically said he was interested in "homeowner" type plows - how many Meyer HomePlows do you think are on the municipal fleet? I'm sure if the OP was interested in an 11' plow operated off of central hydraulics for his F250, that Superintendent could have been helpful.

Since he was asking for a "homeowner" plow, I assume that money is his primary concern even though he didn't say so. The superintendent, who is accustomed to spending tax pay dollars like they are going out of style, probably has little to contribute regarding that.
Considering, all the towns around me have 1-2 3/4 to 1 ton pickups for clearing the municipal lots(correct no home owners models)... you know most towns donít actually use an Oshkosh, Mack , International or other class 8 truck to plow the parking lots of say the DPW building or the city / town offices parking lot. I am sure the highway Superintendent in this posters area probably knows about all sorts of snow plows from pickup trucks too large class 8 vehicles. They do tend to since many often own a personal plow or as stated above use one for the parking lots...

As for putting a home owners plow on his F-250 Superduty that should be easily ruled out once a poster goes online and tries to match it up to his or her truck. That is a big clue that you are not going to put a home owners plow on a F-250. The list of plows goes from Standard duty to Heavy duty and nothing about lightweight plows shows you have to pick up a heavier plow... so, expert or not you just have read the list.

Most Superintendentís of a Highway Department donít get blank checks to spend. They have budgets with neat little columns labeled equipment, salaries etc and they usually cannot just spend willy-nilly in those columns without issues. Unless, they are corrupt. So, I know for a fact in my town a budget for snow clearing is tight and they have to beg to increase it if they need toóand that isnít easy.
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Hey, why is "pros" in "quotes"?
Buzz was more than likely a few into a 6er of Old Chub
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Oktoberfest and 7pints......
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Oktoberfest and 7pints......
Are we supposed to be impressed?
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Here is an option for him...
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Oktoberfest and 7pints......
Are we supposed to be impressed?
If ere are ewe’re a snowflake..... I get impressive around 16pints....
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Here is an option for him...
After he gets central hydraulics for his pickup don’t think he’d be game for spending another $9k <> on a plow that is overweight for his F-250....
Did you eat paint clips as a kid or live under power lines?
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If ere are eweíre a snowflake..... I get impressive around 16pints....
Still doing nothing for me....
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After he gets central hydraulics for his pickup donít think heíd be game for spending another $9k <> on a plow that is overweight for his F-250....
Did you eat paint clips as a kid or live under power lines?
I will give you the weight is probably at the maximum for his F-250... but 3/4 ton trucks do have the capability of falling into the class 3 category 10,001 to 14,000 lbs GVW. Henderson states this fits most class 3,4 & 5 vehicles. It does say electrical controls I took that to mean self contained electrically operated hydraulics. So, you might have me on that one.

http://hendersonproducts.com/assets/hp-091_mtp_flex.pdf

Needless to say out of his price range new most likely. I want on for my Walter... I just need a truck mount that will work this type of plow and my vintage stuff...
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This discussion is fascinating.

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This discussion is fascinating.
Would it be safe to assume you are also having pints too?
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Someone say ďpintsĒ?
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They could add brine tanks to all city vehicles
and spray it away .
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What city do you speak of?
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What city do you speak of?
Go fish.

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go fish.

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Another interesting fact is that Hunterdon County NJ is rather well off. Also, it only has one city Lambertville, NJ in the county. None of the towns, townships, Bourghs or city have managers....
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The guy also hasnít returned for more advice... I wonder why?
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