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New Truck and setup

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by mikez044, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. mikez044

    mikez044 Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 4

    I plow 5 drives and one private road for myself and my neighbors. I currently have a 99 f250 with a Fisher 7.5 MM1 with lots of miles and rust which is ready to be retired. Over the past year it has been giving me more problems then its worth. I am looking at getting a chevy or gmc 1500 or 2500. It has to be a crew cab and I'm thinking a short box. Year 08 or newer...
    what setup whether it be 1500 or 2500 with a plow would everybody recommend?
    again i only do 1 private road which is about 1/2 of a mile long and 5 driveways which are 250 to 350 feet long.
    should I stick with the 1/2 ton or go for the 3/4?
  2. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Most people will respond with 3/4 ton, but a half ton will move a LOT of snow. Part of it depends on what you need the truck for when not plowing snow. Is it a commuter truck, or just dedicated to plowing?
  3. durafish

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

    I would go 3/4 ton. A 1/2 ton will do fine but over time you will wish you had a 3/4 ton. But like he said its all about what you need out if a truck.
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    More like a F250 with a Boss V plow !
  5. durafish

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

    I figured that was coming lol