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new 14 ram 2500, which plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by whynotram2500, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. whynotram2500

    whynotram2500 Junior Member
    from mentor
    Messages: 9

    hello everyone I just bought a 2014 ram 2500 with reg cab 8ft bed first truck for me and I want to get a plow on it. I plan on plowing residential houses and small commercial lots, any advice would be great. I have 5 grand to spend but I was hoping to use half for plow and half for rims/tires but the plow is first on the list so what ever I have to spend on it is fine.. thanks in advance
    mike
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    The 5K plow will buy you the rims in the spring

    What are ur local dealers, let's start there.
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Spinners on a plow truck? 5k will get you a nice Boss v plow.
     
  4. whynotram2500

    whynotram2500 Junior Member
    from mentor
    Messages: 9

    I was thinking of the snow dogg v plow I think it is 5 grand installed or they have a heavy duty straight plow for 3800 installed. are these good plows?
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    OK plow for smal jobs. But you start getting into next level plowing you'll need a beefier plow.
     
  6. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,674

    Rims and Tires.......:laughing:

    Why don't you run the stock equipment and make a little money and worry about the Bling later......:nod:
     
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Snowdogg is fine. Those who have them love them. Those who don't have any experience with them hate them
     
  8. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,674




    Those that have had them.....Hate them also....:eek:
     
  9. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    From my (limited) experience with Snowdoggs, they seem well built and reliable for the price. They seem to run a few hundred dollars cheaper than the equivalent Boss or Fisher
     
  10. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    You can say that for any brand lol.
     
  11. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,674




    Yes......You Can....:salute:
     
  12. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,018

    Disagree with Grandview and anybody else that bad mouths the Snowdoggs. I run a 9'-6" v on mine. Ran it LOTS of hours and in large and small storms and had absolutely zero problems with it. Stainless always stays looking nice and clean without all the rust the others get on the skins. Truth be told there really are no "bad" plows out there anymore. Any can give you fits in a given situation, but none are "bad". All of the brand wars that people start crap over is just that, crap.

    But you won't find one for five grand installed either, unless it's used.
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2014
  13. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Fancy tires and rims are one of the worst things to spend money on. Make money with the truck first and dress it up along the way. Spend the $5k and go buy a nice plow for that nice new truck.
     
  14. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,462

    This is the best thing you can do, that is, if you have to work for your money
    Is to take the $5G and go buy a plow truck.

    In one year of plowing will age your truck 2-3yr
    Easy.

    And it can get dented and scratched your first time out.
     
  15. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Yes......this. Good call.
     
  16. Ryank

    Ryank Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    you can put a plow a the truck for 2500, but its not gonna look very good, especially considering you have a new ram 2500, so i'd go with a new plow as well, stainless v personally. and buy the wheels and tires once it makes you money.
     
  17. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    I would buy the tires and rims. Forget the snow plow. You want the truck to make you money so you can buy the tires and rims but if you buy them now you won't need the plow to make you money and the truck will look good.
     
  18. whynotram2500

    whynotram2500 Junior Member
    from mentor
    Messages: 9

    Thanks for the replies. I am buying a new snow dogg Heavy duty 8ft plow and adding the wings to it for when I do commercial lots. Do I need a strobe light of some kinda as well what do you guys use when plowing. Thanks
    Mike
     
  19. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,018

    It all depends on your insurance company. YOU DO have insurance, right? And even if they don't require it, it's just common sense and a small expense to get one.
     
  20. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    buy what ever plow you want, If you buy the cheap plow, forget the rims but use the money left to buy GOOD SNOW tires.

    Throw them on a set of cheap steelies and only run them in the winter. Buy a good set and take care of them and they could last longer then some plows.