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Couple newer trucks for this year

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Pushin4U, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Pushin4U

    Pushin4U Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Bought a couple new trucks this year to plow with. One will be getting a older meyer we have laying around put on it the other is getting boss 8.2 put on very soon and undecided on what to do with the other truck. Should be good to go by winter time.payup

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  2. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    Very nice. Are they 1500's?
     
  3. Pushin4U

    Pushin4U Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Yep. All 1500s. Timbrens will go on the truck that is getting the 8.2 to help with the weight of it.
     
  4. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Nice looking trucks but I just don't get your reasoning.
     
  5. Pushin4U

    Pushin4U Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    What do you mean ?
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Why did you buy 1500s as plow trks
     
  7. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    Around here 1500's are pretty good for (most) driveways. Thats about all you see them plowing around here. Commercial is all 250/2500 and bigger. Good luck with the trucks, let us know how they do!
     
  8. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    ^^ is what I mean. Generally, a 2500 is not much more $ than a half ton and they are the same size. So I just wonder why you would't buy a truck better built for the rigors of plowing? Seems like it would cost you more in the long run.
     
  9. Pushin4U

    Pushin4U Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    We don't do big commercial lots. Primarily residential and a few small church lots. 2500s are a lot more expensive for not necessarily needing that much truck. 1500s work great and we haven't had any issues using them. Don't see the point in spending the extra money for 2500s when we maintain our trucks well and have never had issues. I could understand if we did huge lots to get bigger trucks.
     
  10. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    Nice trucks, but I have never seen where 2500's are "a lot more expensive". Maybe Ohio is different?
     
  11. Lee Vitalone

    Lee Vitalone Member
    Messages: 30

    A 1/2 ton beefed up will do. HD trucks are much more expensive anywhere. If you stay with residential work, and small lots- they do just fine.
     
  12. Pushin4U

    Pushin4U Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    The prices for 2500s in Ohio seem to be a lot more expensive for some reason. 1/2 tons do fine for what we do. Plus, we tend to take care of our vehicles as well.
     
  13. mikeyd915

    mikeyd915 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Anybody ever see a Honda Ridgeline pick-up plow?
     
  14. Pushin4U

    Pushin4U Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Looks good! :laughing:

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  15. mikeyd915

    mikeyd915 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Nice! Not exactly the type of plowing I was thinking. May I should have been more specific.