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New from NJ Need Advice

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Maritime Matt, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Maritime Matt

    Maritime Matt Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    New to this site and from what I've already read is a ton of info.
    My info: I own a marine repair business located in a small marina. My two trucks are a 98 Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton z71 extended cab 5.7 auto trans. 4x4 Tow package Not Plow Package. 6' bed. 162K. Bought New.

    2nd : 01 Ford 350 super duty 4dr extended cab dually 7.3 Powerstroke auto trans 4x4 W/ 9' Reading Work Body. 62k. A/C tilt cruise stereo. Bought used during the summer.
    I bought the Ford for the work body and towing capability. Wanted gas but for the price of the truck ( 9k ) i thought it was a good deal.
    I have plowed before so no issue. Insurance is not a problem.
    With almost a recent 2' blizzard, I thought it might be a good idea to put a plow on one of them. I would think the Ford would be the better choice. Dual batteries, Tow Package ect.
    Besides cleaning up the marina, a few commercial accounts would be nice. Have truck will travel.
    After reading on here, it seems a 9' blade would be the best choice for a dually ?? 8 1/2' ??
    I want to keep the weight down so as to not incrue suspension alterations/ expenses / time. . Poly Blade?? Better choice?
    New/ used?
    I got prices on a Boss 8' of 4500 installed and Western Pro Plus of 4925 installed. Save $500 if u install. Maybe the Chevy?? With a light duty set-up?
    Then I found this site. Of course there's always the cheaper less heavy duty plow set-ups for half the cost of these. Need help with this one. Thats a lot of coin to lay out, especially if it does not snow again. Ha Ha.
     
  2. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    I'd look around for slightly used. I picked up my 3 year old western 8' pro plus for $1800. But now that we've had a few storms its going to be hard to find a nice plow at a good deal.
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Put a plow on the Chevy.
    The service body will be tough to see behind you.
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You just missed that storm ,now you'll have to wait another 5 years for snow!
     
  5. Maritime Matt

    Maritime Matt Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    TheChevy has a heavy glass cap on it so I guess the vis factor is about the same.
    I'll tell ya what, the Chevy is better in the snow than the Ford.
    I could probably find a plow for the Chevy easier, only thing that bothers me is that a-frame suspension gettin whacked out.
     
  6. Maritime Matt

    Maritime Matt Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Well, here it is 2 days after the blizzard of December 26,2010 and still did not get a plow. Leaning toward the Ford most definitely. Now, which brand, model?
    Friend of mine just bought a Western for his GMC 2500 diesel from 4QTE.com.
     
  7. Dchambers1

    Dchambers1 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hey i just came across your post...Jersey here also. I just had a Snow Dogg installed on my truck in Deptford NJ an EX-80 for 4492 out the door and love it. Im gettting ready for this snow comming tomorrow eve