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Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by ripcurl2785, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. ripcurl2785

    ripcurl2785 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Looking for a Plow truck. Always had a dodge with a solid front axle. Now looking at possibly switching to a chevy 2500. But i am curious how well do the front ends in the IFS chevy trucks hold up over years of plowing?? Are they hard on ball joints or any other part that wears out?? Any insight would be great. Thanks
  2. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,658

    I have a friend that has a whole fleet of Chevy/GMC and they seem to do pretty well. Ball joints and brakes are going to need replacing on any plow truck but I couldn't say if Chevy wears faster than Ford or Dodge. Like any other piece of equipment, take care of it and it'll take care of you.
  3. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    Only problem I know of is frame cracking behind the upper control arm. Needs a gusset.