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My first fullsize truck - 2003 Chevy 2500HD

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Triton2286, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Traded in my explorer this afternoon.

    Picked up a 2003 2500HD with the 8.1L Allison Transmission. 128,000miles.

    Will hopefully have a plow on it by next season. Will get some more pics tomorrow.

    Chevy2.jpg
     
  2. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Sick truck man, you will love the power of the big block.
     
  3. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Thanks. And yea, it was a 2hr drive home so I got to know it pretty well.
     
  4. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,004

    Now that's a good trade, congrats! The 8.1 will have lots of power for pushing snow. The white is a good color for dirt.
     
  5. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Nice the mpg will suck but the power and Allison will make up for it! What type of plow?
     
  6. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Good choice
     
  7. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Great choice! Best of luck with it.
     
  8. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    Type of plow will depend on 3 things: what are you plowing? what types of dealers are close to you? and your budget to purchase one. I would get something that you have a dealer close by. Parts support will be big in a pinch. If you truly have your heart set on a brand that isn't supported locally, make sure you have all the spare parts you need in case of a minor break down.
    Minimum you want at least an 8' blade. Personally I'd get an 8.5 or a 9. V plows, expanding plows....if you have the need for one, it can be very beneficial to have.
     
  9. MikeA5150

    MikeA5150 Member
    Messages: 57

    Nice Chev, good luck.
     
  10. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Nice purchase !!!
     
  11. Vingino

    Vingino Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Sweet ride! Congratulations and best of luck with it.
     
  12. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,495

    Nice lookin truck and love that engine. If that's your daily driver though, you made a big mistake. Gas payup
     
  13. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 783

    Nice looking truck! That 8.1 will pass everything but a gas station!
     
  14. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Thanks guys. It will be a daily driver but I have barely been driving at all the past few months and it will be that way for a while, don't travel far either. I was getting 11mpg with my explorer anyway lol.

    Planning on a 7'6" Western for next season.
     
  15. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    7'6''!!!! Don't turn. Ever.
     
  16. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    I do driveways right now If I get into doing lots I will get a bigger blade or wings.
     
  17. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    nice looking truck good luck with it
     
  18. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Get the 8 foot. Just cause you do driveways doesnt mean you need a baby plow. You will learn to manuever and make it work.
     
  19. V_Scapes

    V_Scapes Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    +1. i have a crew cab 2500 and i plow driveways with an 8' western. never a problem.
     
  20. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Nice upgrade :nod: