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need to add a new truck to the fleet

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snowsniper1, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. snowsniper1

    snowsniper1 Senior Member
    Messages: 239

    what do guys think about these trucks?i need 4x4 and a dump box.f550,chevy5500,or a cab forward converted to 4wheel drive.i will probly run a 10' boss v or a 8611 blizzard i run smaller versions of both now
  2. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Cab forward will give excellent visibility for plowing and you're probably able to get a bigger dump body for the chassis. Kinda depends what you're looking to do with it for the rest of the year. I see a good number of Fuso's with 9' Fishers and sanders. Let us know how you make out with it
  3. bbrsq

    bbrsq Member
    Messages: 56


    I got a new 06 F550 last fall. I have the diesel with 4.33 gears, 4x4, and a 17950 GVWR. I have a 9' Henderson Mark III dump body on it. I mounted a 9-6 Western MVP and a Western Icebreaker in it. I love the truck. Almost unstoppable when it comes to pushing. I use it mainly on my big commercial lots, but it is small enough to handle small commercials as well. I don't try to, but in a pinch it can do residentials as well.

    Depending on how you have the truck built, you can go for a heavier GVW and a longer box. Unfortunately Chevy no longer makes a cab like the F550. All they have is the cab forward now.
  4. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I would go with the 5500 just for the visability. They offer a very nice veiw. A cab over 5500 would be even better for visability.