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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by jeffery9076, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. jeffery9076

    jeffery9076 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Hi jeff here,
    I have a 1999 f150 bad frame patched and welded needs plated. Just got a 2015 2500hd i have less than 4000 miles crew cab. Been to the shop 5 times for repairs !!!!!uggg

    purchased 1000 western salt spreader with older variable speed $600 needs a vibratorator for bulk.

    Plowed previous years with f600.
    This year plowed with friends 2500hd 7.6" poly plow 1000 western salt spreader
    I would like to purchase a plow I can mount to each truck use new truck only for emergency.
    The f150 has less than 140,000 miles and I have had the truck 7 years and is used for my lawncare biz.
    whats the biggest plow I can go that will work on each truck.
    If I can get a few more lawncare contracts I am thinking of a 3500 chevy truck and ditching the f150.
    You just hate getting rid of a truck you paid 6500 and lasted 7 years
    Body getting bad but so is mine and the old lady has not traded me in yet


    I THINK


    any help on bidding commercial jobs and homeowners homes
     
  2. ktfbgb

    ktfbgb Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    That's a lot of different stuff kinda all over the place. If you might be getting a new 1 ton I would wait and not put a plow on the half ton. Get a HD plow and put it on the 3/4 ton and then once you get the 1 ton get a mount for that one. Otherwise you're going to buy a light duty plow and then wish you had a heavy duty. Your already in business so you should be able to figure out how to get new contracts.
     
  3. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    I've gotta leave this one alone.
     
  4. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,238

    Hail "J" ...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxSgdVHWJoE

    Having a plow that can go from truck to truck is common practice, however it's done with trucks that have equal or close to equal weight ratings.
    In your case having a '99 F-150 with frame issues will be prone to future breakage. Get a plow for the 2500, any plow that is spec'd oot for the F-150 would be a home owners plow and wouldn't hold up as well for commercial use. Plows spec's of for commercial use for the 2500 are too heavy for the F-150.
    If you have your sights set on getting a another 2500 or 3500 get a plow suited for the 2500 and commercial use.