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Gmc 6500

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Longae29, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

  2. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    Looks good to me, you could haul a good amount of snow in that truck.
     
  3. 04chevy2500

    04chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    looks good. going to have to get a different tailgate set-up though. idk if you can get a regular swing gate instead of the barn door style. my recommendation would be to not get the barn door style. they are a pain in the snow.
     
  4. fairrpe86

    fairrpe86 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    I agree on the rear gate, if you can swap it out, life would be a lot easier. Also make sure that the lift cylinder is rated high enough to be able to lift that bed with a full load of snow. Sweet looking truck and a great potential money maker.
     
  5. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    You may need to add another axle.

    Besides snow what else would you use that for?

    Way too much box for the truck IMO.
     
  6. 04chevy2500

    04chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    whats the water content like in your average snowfall? tat will affect the weight and how much you can hold. assuming your tear will be somewhere around 12,000lbs so that leaves 14,000lbs left for snow
     
  7. BigLou80

    BigLou80 Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    what he said!
     
  8. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    We have a mechanic, so adding an axle wouldn't be that bad...

    Besides snow in the summertime we could use it for hauling mulch, picking up shrubs, etc.

    The cost of the truck I guess is the most attractive as opposed to buying a quad axle.

    We are currently subcontracting out 3 quad axles to haul our snow for us for this season, our 4700s and Kodiak dont have big enough boxes to efficiently haul snow.