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Find the right size truck and plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by roachy, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. roachy

    roachy Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 32

    I have a 6ft or 6.6'' meyers plow and am looking for a truck right now to plow driveways for my neighbors. Would a F250 or Dodge ram 2500 be too big for this size plow. Im sure a bigger plow would be more ideal but would this still work. If not should I consider getting a F150 or 1500 ram instead. Also if I do buy a larger size truck what do you guys think it would cost me to buy a used plow and have it mounted. Yes I am new to plowing but everyone has to start somewhere. Im not going to go out and do a bunch of commercial drives so dont shoot me down too bad :gunsfiring:
     
  2. BigDBoots

    BigDBoots Senior Member
    Messages: 102

  3. roachy

    roachy Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 32

    Ive never thought about a wrangler even though ive always been a big fan of them. WOuld a wrangler be able to handle say plowing a foot and a half of snow. Usually we get about 6in at a time though. Is this really capable of plowing as well as a truck. I just feel like the plow would weigh half as much as the vehicle. Thanks for the input
     
  4. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    Or a toyota pickup, Ranger, S10, Suzuki Samari,subaru outback, Oh wait, not the last two.
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    A Ranger
    what about insurance????
     
  6. roachy

    roachy Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 32

    I just think a ranger or S10 are all too small to be plowing and id much rather get a bigger pickup. BigDBoots has me thinking about a wrangler now. More input would be appreciated. Do you guys recommend getting insured for plowing a handful of residentual homes? If so how much does would that normally cost.