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Ford or Chevy????

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Hatch Ent, Feb 28, 2009.

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  1. Hatch Ent

    Hatch Ent Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hey guys I am an owner of a window cleaning company and am looking to set up some 1/2ton trucks to push resi's in the winter. I know that a 1/2ton is not the best for polwing, but to make the trucks interchangable in the spring for window trucks I have to go light. Well what I am asking is "Is a Chevy 1500 better than a F150?, eather one will be extended cab/crew cab.
    I have a 3/4ton dodge with a 8' spreader for the heavy commercial stuff but would appreciate the help on the smaller trucks.

    Thanks

    Hatch Ent.
     
  2. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    I use a 1/2ton chevy. Not sure what years your looking at but the obs (88-98/99) are tough trucks. I abuse mine and it still is ticking right along.
     
  3. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    great way to start a war.
     
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
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    x2. If anyone cares, I'll take butter on my popcorn, I'll be in the backrow watching.
     
  5. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    best is Dodge 1500 which have solid axle I think year 96-03 but I am not expert with dodge.

    F150 and Chevy 1500's suspension not that great but it would plow fine.
     
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    WAIT! WAIT!!
    Did I read that right???! Mil said a Dodge would be best compared to a Ford?


    Alright, continue on everyone else.
     
  7. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    You have problem with that?

    If F150 have solid axle instead TTB
     
  8. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
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    No, it just came as a surprise.
    I was expecting something about GM frames cracking.

    Doesn't the newer f150's have ifs similar to GM stuff? I thought the TTB was the older F150's from the mid 90's.
     
  9. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    yes it almost exact but more beefy but not strong for have 900 pound on it. I thought he want buy old truck

    if it was me I would have choose F250 with solid axle.


    Hatch Ent
    are you plan buy new truck?
     
  10. Hatch Ent

    Hatch Ent Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    yes I could buy a new truck, but i don't think the F250 would be that great of a Window cleaning truck. in and out driving about 140 miles a week. way bad on gas. if I don't buy new it will be early 2000's on any truck
     
  11. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    either one will be fine. just get whatever one your have a good feeling about
     
  12. bosman

    bosman Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Come on man, really, chevy or ford, here we go again......I'll help sum up the rest of the replies...."my chevy is better than your ford"...or..."my ford is better than your chevy".....or "buy a dodge." Make up your own mind, just buy AMERICAN and what ever you do don't buy one of these.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j3PWGRrCZ4


    ussmileyflagussmileyflagussmileyflag
     
  13. MattyK

    MattyK Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 105

    Every truck has its pro's and con's. I've owned fords and dodges and driven many chevys. If you're going to buy used, you never know what you're getting into. Some people treat their trucks like cr@p. I would suggest buying new, which ever truck you test drive and feel the best about. And whichever suits your budget the best. at least then you get warranty. Whichever truck in YOUR opinion, looks better, feels better, handles better, etc. I agree with SOSite and Mark13, you're just going to get people claiming they have bigger balls than the next person.
     
  14. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    If your are only driving 140 miles a week I wouldnt think fuel mileage would be a real big deal

    Go with the 3/4
     
  15. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    FORD..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why? because I said so...:salute:
     
  16. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    :rolleyes: Fixed. lol
     
  17. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Mark your an Idiot...
     
  18. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Who cares what brand you buy?
    Maintain it correctly and and it will work for whatever you plan to do with it.


    Hopefully this post won't get deleted like my other one.
    This is a FORUM.....thought you could post an opinion......if someone doesn't agree with it then they sure don't have to read it.
     
  19. Dejana Dorian

    Dejana Dorian Member
    Messages: 53

    You said you are going to set up "some" trucks.. More then 1? Save yourself a lot of money and head ache (short term and long term), buy 2-3 year old F250's or 2500's and put blades on them. Don't use a 1/2 ton for 3/4 ton application. Your employees will abuse them and you need to get a truck that can handle it. If it was only one truck for yourself, the owner/operator, you will handle your equipment better then your yahoo's, with less maintenance.
     
  20. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
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    How so? Because I had a little fun with an edit?
     
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