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best plow and truck combo

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by mrjab, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. mrjab

    mrjab Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I'm planning on doing some plowing at some rental property I own not looking for a large plow maybe a 6'8" to 7' plow and wanting to know the best brand plow to purchase and the best type of truck to put it on. any recommendations would be appreciated.
     
  2. CountryBoy72

    CountryBoy72 Member
    Messages: 35

    What else would you use the truck for ? 3/4 ton is usually the preferred size truck for plowing. Are you looking for a new truck and new plow set up ? Might be able to find both used already a pair or find both used separately and save some money either way.
     
  3. mrjab

    mrjab Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I will also use the truck to haul lawn equipment,and tools a used set up will work the rental property has a narrow driveway.I just can get my f150 down it so a small truck would be helpful.
     
  4. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    Try a reg. cab, 4x4 Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, Ford Ranger or Chevy/GMC Colorodo/Canyon. Any of these trucks with a 6'8" would be great for tight areas and still have the ability to haul what you need in the off season.
     
  5. mrjab

    mrjab Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    thank you for that info I just need to decide on what type of plow to use. I've been looking into a western,and fisher,snoway and a few others just need one that pretty dependable..if it has to be a new plow that's no problem.this will be my first plow purchase.So simple is good.
     
  6. Skid Mark

    Skid Mark Member
    from ny
    Messages: 81

    a chevy avalanche 1500 Z71 would work its compact yet tough and you could put a 7'6'' or smaller if you want also is good at towing and cargo with the bed panels good luck!


    Chevy avalanche 1500 w/western midweight poly 7'6''
    bobcat 753 w/steer plow 7'
     
  7. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    maybe you could just put a plow on your f150??
     
  8. jimz2500

    jimz2500 Member
    Messages: 43

    meyers cause you live in Cleveland and can get parts everywhere and for the truck, one that's not rotted away from all the salt...lol.
     
  9. RODHALL

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    best plow truck set up is
    89-90 dodge CTD with meyers plow
    First year for the CTD and last for the 727 automatic trans and plow parts are fair priced

    for tight area plowing CJ wrangler are real good
     
  10. ogdenflooring

    ogdenflooring Member
    Messages: 92

    Western Midweight on your F 150. Will work just fine
     
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Put a plow on the 150 if it's a 4x4....they plow real real good with ballast, timbrens and snow tires.

    Don't go over 700# with the plow on the 150...you will be exceeding GWR on it.
     
  12. mrjab

    mrjab Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    F150 has been customized not a winter truck the area that will be plowed does not have a lot of room has a narrow drive between two building so small is ideal that suggestion for the meyers plow sounds good i"ll look in that for now i'm looking at ranger 4x4 chevy,or gmc has to be a pickup I have a couple of snow plower that i will need to haul and may
    consider putting a salt speader on if i decide to take up a few neighbors drives.other plow that I looked into are fisher and western.

    thank for the info
    I'll continue to use this site it give's a lot of good product information.
     
  13. jimz2500

    jimz2500 Member
    Messages: 43

    This site is VERY informative.
    Since I am a converted Blue oval to GM, I would suggest a Canyon/Colorado.
    Do a search on here for Rangers and the like and see what everyone says
     
  14. Chives10

    Chives10 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    best plow

    I like my snowdogg for light duty app. Manufactor is local and really good when problems come about. Let me know if you need to find a dealer
     
  15. mrjab

    mrjab Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I've located a local dealer who carries the snowdogg plow just trying to find prices online.
    Trying to get the most for the money there a couple other plows I've looked at Westerm,Meyers,Fisher and Sno-way.
     
  16. Chives10

    Chives10 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I got mine installed at KopyKat 3,050.00 plus tax. I like it alot
     
  17. mrjab

    mrjab Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    chives10 do you have addess and number of Kopykat. i found a local dealer there price is a little higher i would like to check out your guys place. and how is there service dept.
     
  18. Chives10

    Chives10 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    mrjab phone # 440-564-9006 10958 Kinsman Road, Newbury, OH 44065. Nice small place that cares about making customer happy
     
  19. mrjab

    mrjab Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    thanks i'll give them a call
     
  20. ghlkal

    ghlkal Member
    Messages: 83

    In the past I had beat up trucks with old Western and Meyers plows. This past year I bought a newer truck (2002) and purchased a new Sno-way series 26 with the poly moldboard and downpressure. So far, I like the setup. It’s light enough for my ½ ton, it’s easy to put on and take off, and everything works :) I wanted a new plow because I was tired of always tinkering with the old stuff. It will be worth it if the plow keeps working for a number of seasons!

    For your application, I would think any of the “lighter” weight 7.5’ plows would be a good investment.