M1008 Plow Question

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A used plow from Craigslist should be pretty cheap even this time of year, between my son and I we have atleast 4 good serviceable plows for Chevy square bodies. Now a days nobody wants them and their not worth much more than scrap price.
 

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A used plow from Craigslist should be pretty cheap even this time of year, between my son and I we have atleast 4 good serviceable plows for Chevy square bodies. Now a days nobody wants them and their not worth much more than scrap price.
I beg to differ. Many of the companies don't even make plows for these old trucks anymore. I have refurbished several and sold them. But I do agree if they are all rusted and missing parts they are scrap. I saved the front frame section from the Big Red M1008. It has a Western Pro mount on the frame. I wanted to keep it all so I just cut the frame off up front. Back 10 years ago I dropped my M1009 at a local Fisher plow dealer to have a plow installed. It sat there a week and they called and said the could not get a plow frame for it. They were discontinued. I looked and could not find one. I bought a Meyer frame and adapted a Western to fit the Meyer frame. I scrapped a few HD plow frames from 80's municipal trucks because they were rusted thru and broken. I used them as patterns to build a new frame. I wish I could have bought a new Fisher they had 3 year 0% financing at the time. Don't scrap your frames. Someone may need them. Good Luck. Happy Holidays
 

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J... Thanks for the information! I might too go with the Western Pro Plow. Do you have a model number, kit number, source, Etc?
 

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Around here if you keep an eye out you buy a Western cable type for $500 or less, everybody wants a quick mount. The last truck I sold went with an 8.5' Western with extra pump, cylinders and some odd ball stuff and it had some rust but not bad. That would've been worth about $500 off the truck. I picked up a Myers for a couple hundred and cut it down and modified it for my tractor, the deals are out there (at least around NY).
 

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Around here if you keep an eye out you buy a Western cable type for $500 or less, everybody wants a quick mount. The last truck I sold went with an 8.5' Western with extra pump, cylinders and some odd ball stuff and it had some rust but not bad. That would've been worth about $500 off the truck. I picked up a Myers for a couple hundred and cut it down and modified it for my tractor, the deals are out there (at least around NY).
I've been watching Craigslist in the Binghamton area for a while and rarely see any truck side frames for these square bodies. Everything is for the newer trucks. I know where theres an 87 or so Chevy parked next to a garage with s plow, been there at least 15 years. Tree has fallen on the csb and crushed it. Can never get an answer at the door and have left a note on the door inquiring about it. No response.
Plenty of plows around, no frame mounts.
 

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Yes they are hard to come by. And when you do find one it is basically junk. And as far as light weight plows. I bought a new Snowdog in 2011. It is very light weight but it still plows snow and does it without killing the 1/2 ton truck it is attached to. I wore out 2 cutting edges on it and this year I added the back drag cutting edge. The mold board is dented and worn. Even has a few holes in it. That comes from pushing truck chassis out of mud and snow. Most guys are poor at best at plowing snow. I used to be the same. The only way you get really good at plowing snow is being really bad and learning from your mistakes. I plowed snow with a CUCV for over 25 years. I graduated to newer trucks now. Big Red CUCV M1008 was the snow king. That truck pushed 40" of snow like a champ. Big Red has departed and this week I would like to send the remains to the scrap recycling center. But with 2 skids of bagged salt strapped in the bed it was unstoppable. When it connected to the black top it had U joint snapping traction. Happy Holidays. I have the Western Uni Mount plow truck side truck frame.
 

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