Originally Posted by olesnowpatrol
2nd season of residential plowing coming up. Used an '86 Ramcharger (86K original miles) with Meyer 7.5 plow and it did just fine. Recently bought an 01 F250 SB CC with 7.3 Diesel (219K miles) to pull our travel trailer and am wondering if should sell my current setup and buy a plow for the F250. I think my diesel truck will be more reliable, but I'm not sure I can maneuver it as well in some of my driveways. Which option would you suggest?
Please don't say "buy a plow for your truck and keep your old rig as backup" as I don't have the spare cash to do that.
Thanks for the feedback.
The truckside mount on your ramcharger is getting quite rare. If you get rid of "rusty" then make sure you keep your setup or sell it outright. They stopped making them a few years back, and the only ones left are the boneyard or CL listings.
Personally, the RC is ideal for doing driveways, as you had mentioned, the maneuverability is key for doing small areas, and the Ford will make your time there that much longer doing driveways. My Longbed Dodge is a PITA for doing driveways, but awesome for parking lots or wide straight shot driveways.
Good advice here is to keep the RC until it's of no use, and in the mean time, pick up the truckside mount for your ford so you can be ready if necessary.