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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by gunny, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. gunny

    gunny Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hi all! Long time creeper, 1st time poster. Ok, so I am looking to get into the industry next year. I got some cash right now to get get a truck and have found (2) used trucks at a decent price. The first is a 2005 Chevy 2500HD LS ext. cab. (4dr) 6.0, 143" wb and 4wd (56k mi). The other is a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT reg. cab, 5.7 4wd. My newbie question from the experts is what are the pro's and con's for each? I will be doing some residentials and small commercials. More importantly my 1/4 tore up drive! Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I am guessing the truck is the horse, and the plow is the cart, so if there are any recommendations for the plow that would be great too! Thanks a bunch.

  2. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Welcome to plow site, I like the chev, bigger stronger truck, try the search butten, you will find a lot of info on both trucks
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    The 2500 is a work truck, the 1500 is a grocery getter.
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    You should go with the 2500HD. If you are going to do alot of plowing a 3/4 is the way to go IMO.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    i have a 2500HD and this was my first year plowing with it...it can definitely push a lot of snow and you wont be replacing front end parts as often as opposed to the half ton
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    search button is your FRIEND