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Dodge Ram question regarding plowing

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by DP Property, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. DP Property

    DP Property Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Hi guys

    I am looking for a second truck I can work. I found a 1998 Dodge Ram 4 x 4 nice looking truck . Looks mean with new tires , brakes , and a new clutch , toolbox ect.

    I was wondering is it a pain to plow with an standard transmission? I learned on a stick shift so I don't think it would bother me.

    Also is there a Meyers easy mount available for a 1998 ram is it easy enough to find? My Ford has the classic mount and I was hoping I could have the Ram as a back up and take on a few more contracts?

    Have any of you guys plowed with a 1998 Ram and standard?

    Thanks
    David
    DP Property Maintenance
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Ran a 97 with good result, automatic but a good truck.

    Manual trans are great for roads and other long runs but the left leg gets tired if you doing clean up.
     
  3. bossplowguy

    bossplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    Well, with a stick your leg will feel like it's gonna fall off if you are plowing for any legnth of time. I plowed for 10 years with stick shifts, this is gonna be the first time I ever plowed with a auto. All the dodges I had held up really well, all mine were diesels though....
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Absolutely. New would be no problem..used you'd need to search around a little but one could be had.
     
  5. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    My first plow truck was a stick, it was a old Chevy with the 6.2 diesel:dizzy: It was fine most of the time since you can shift back and forth while you are still moving, but it would get a little old some times, mostly because reverse and granny or 2nd were so far apart. And every appendage was doing something. Steering, brakes, clutch, shift, plow controls, looking everywhere... never a dull moment.:D