4 door short box 3/4 ton for 8 ft plow and a slip in salter...which truck can do it?
Well this is what I need, I 've been looking for a truck for the past month and am getting different opinions so this is what's need from the new truck. Which brand is going to be able to do it best?
I must have all these things, 4 door because I have children, short box for the plowing, salter and plow for obvious reasons.
I have a 4 door short box chev 3/4 ton. Great truck, plows well, but I wouldn't dream of putting a salter as well. Its physically possible yes, but very illegal and not enough truck to handle it safely. Find a 1 ton. The shortboxes are a bit rare, but they exist and they aren't all that much different in price. Then you get the gearing, breaks, and springs to do it right.
1 of mine is a Chevy 2500HD with 8"fisher with wings and backdrag. I put a salt dogg sphe750 in which is lightweight poly, move it myself, and holds 3/4 yd. Works well for small sites and the truck does well, and stays legal. Bigger spreaders are for trucks like my 1 ton flatbed, but thats not meant to be a family truck its a beast and a pain in the ass with medical cards, commercial inspections, safety equip, etc. Stay under 10K GVW when you buy if you can, it makes life easy, unless you need a bigger truck.
2003 and older fords solid front ends with leafsprings. Snow plow prep pack No cv shafts to brake can handle weight i have 2001 f-350 7.3 diesel with 9.5 ft hiniker vf v plow. And run 8 ft spreader and have a liquid system putting on this year i have all ford diesels that are 02 and older with v plows never had issue only bad thing is short bok is 7 ft so there long