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Best used truck for DD and plowing??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 86 CJ, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 269

    I am back and forth with getting rid of my Jeep Plow setup and doing more commercial plowing this year(hopefully we will get it good in MD again) and getting a cheap old truck to just plow with or getting a nicer, newer truck that is good to drive as a DD as well.

    I would be looking for a used truck, looking to spend around $25K

    Looking for a Diesel(Better gas mileage) in a Dodge, Ford, Chevy, that will hold up well for plowing and be a good Daily Driver to run around?

    I guess I would be looking around a 2003-2006 truck.

    Any advice??
  2. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Sierra 2500HD DMax.
  3. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    I use my truck for plowing and as my DD. Other than having to replace ball joints often, it's held up very well. I have two seasons on it and have not hesitated to take it halfway across the country twice this summer for vacations.

    I know a few guys with Dodges that do the same and they seem to be running alright. The one thing that I keep hearing about from them is the shortened life of the front axle bearings.

    I ran a separate plow truck for the first two years before I finally did the math. Figuring the additional insurance, maintenance, fuel (it was a 351 gas hog) and registration, I could put a lot of money into repairing my DD/plow truck if it ever needed it.

    I only know one guy with a newer Chevy and he has had front end problems since it was new. I'm not sure if the Boss Vee is killing it or of he just got a lemon.