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best truck and plow

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by motichka218, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. motichka218

    motichka218 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    what is the best Chevy truck and plow to start with.
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Do you have an age in mind, and what are you plowing? It's tough to answer that question without a little more info. It would be hard to beat an 87-92 K5 for driveways. One ton for parking areas. For all around versatility, 3/4 ton reg cab is the way to go. As for plow, can't beat a Vee.
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    what a open ended question. If you are doing drives and small areas the tightest turning radius 3/4 ton you can find, with a Vee on the front.

    If you are doing road ways and large parking lots the heaviest weight class truck you can afford with as big a blade as it will carry.

    Give us a little more info and we can narrow it down a bit
     
  4. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    A black one with a red plow. :D
     
  5. motichka218

    motichka218 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    im going to be plowing parking lots, most of them are pretty big
     
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    One ton at the least. As for plow brand, buy whatever is popular where you are. Around here it's Fisher, so a 9.5 XV with wings would be the ticket.

    Curious how you are starting into the business with big parking lots?
     
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    What is your idea of a big parking lot?

    IMO a reg cab long box 3500 SRW with a Western/Fisher or Blizzard 810 plow.
     
  8. motichka218

    motichka218 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    im not starting a business. im working with my uncle he has the business i want to get my own truck so i can be able to plow and make more money then if i was to use one that he has.
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    What has he been using?
     
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    or a red one with a black plow;)
     
  11. motichka218

    motichka218 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    he has a couple of trucks. i no he has a ford f 350 with a plow and a salter. thats the truck he uses
     
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Well, is that truck big enough? What have you been plowing with for a truck? Could you handle more blade based on a typical snowfall? Seems like a tonner with the biggest V you could find would be ideal. And maybe wings too, if your snowfalls are typically light, or you're plowing with the storm. You might even consider putting a push box on a pickup.

    Glad I'm not a dentist
     
  13. motichka218

    motichka218 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    i havent plow yet im only 16 right now i have my permit. im going to have someone in the truck with me this year untill i get my license in feb. im looking for a truck now so ill be ready when it starts to snow
     
  14. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    Not sure but I don't think you can get GL insurance at 16, just auto, though maybe its my broker.
     
  15. motichka218

    motichka218 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    do i need that even if im plowing for someones elses company