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Anyone plow iwth a GMC/chevy 4500 or 5500?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,885

    Im sure theyre tough trucks, i never see many around though? Considering all options, were gonna need another truck

    Best for plowing my lots at least in order

    1. 1 ton short bed ext cab F350 or similar
    2. crew cab 1 ton
    3. crew cab f550, landscape body -"long" but heavy duty
    4. another half ton

    I ran all the data, and were going to swamp the f150s on their routes, they need to be maxed out in carry capacity with just salt for salting the route one time. Im fixing to place pallets of salt at specific sites in between to minimize travel/loading during the storms.

    We really want a long 200" wb, crew cab f550 with a 12' landscape body for spring mulching work. I have no interest in anything short of that, so if it wasnt exactly that, id be looking for another 05-08 F350 truck.
  2. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    I am not sure but I know one member who have one and not happy due replace rear axle and it burn oil.

    i am sent link to you pm.
  3. Snowguy01

    Snowguy01 Senior Member
    from Erie
    Messages: 141

    my buddy has a 5500 4x4 with a 9/6 fisher v and a fisher ss 10 ft spreader in the back and love it this is there 3rd year in it.
  4. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Ditto to this guy, my friend loves his just bought another. Can't beat the d-max.