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New to me truck. Question.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by johnslawn, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. johnslawn

    johnslawn Member
    from ma
    Messages: 90

    Hi everyone.
    Picking up a new truck on Monday. 2006 Chevy, Dually w/dump body.
    Question. Is GM's rear axle that much narrower than Ford,Dodge that I can use a 8 1/2 foot blade? Or just do the 9 footer? Want to stay with Boss. And only do residential drives.
  2. Schwinn68

    Schwinn68 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    You should have more that enough truck for driveways. congrats on the new purchase
  3. Blazin

    Blazin Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    Go with the 9'. surprising how much quicker areas go with and extra 6" on both sides.
  4. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Congrats on your new truck. Remember we like pics.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Big truck for doing drives. :dizzy:

    Good luck. payup
  6. Go with an 8' blade. In residential its not uncommon for a car to be parked in one lane of a double driveway. Anything bigger than an 8' blade and you'll have a hard time getting past the parked car. Some people will expect it shoveled otherwise!
  7. johnslawn

    johnslawn Member
    from ma
    Messages: 90

    Wanted a bigger truck for rest of year. fear a 8' blade will be to small. hoping 8 1/2 will be ok.
    All my customers know, no shoveling! ! Cept the very few I choose to help.