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not enough plow?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by lumberjack4567, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. lumberjack4567

    lumberjack4567 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

  2. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    I like it. Be an animal in small lots or driveways.

    I'm not saying it's a good idea due to weight, but if they did some work to the suspension and keep an eye on the frame I bet it's a money maker.
  3. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Too much plow for a half ton, and that doesn't even include the salter!
  4. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    I don't understand his concept. He has too much work therefor he is selling the truck but will hire you as a sub. Just trying to be cheap?

    Plow is too heavy for the truck for sure, esp since its not a solid axle.
  5. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    ^Whats so superior about the solid axle?

    Also...HOLY CRAP. Thats a little much, don't ya think? 3/4 ton torsion bars?
  6. Niteowl

    Niteowl Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    What he's really trying to say is we beat the piss out of this truck so someone should buy it and pay for the repair bills and/or end up hauling to the scrap yard because the frame is fawked.
  7. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    That its solid. I own a GM truck also so I'm not picking sides or trying to win a war.
  8. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,658

    Well, there's far fewer parts to replace/repair. I have the ifs on my truck and I'll never own another one for plowing. Too many moving parts and too many things to go wrong but that's just my opinion. I know plenty of guys who swear by them and would never own a solid axle truck. To each their own I guess.
  9. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    Ha, I saw this ad this morning. you could always take the plow off and just sell the truck if you could buy it at a fair price. I thought the ad was kinda strange too.
  10. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    I've really never had experience with a solid axle truck....the 95 Dodge isn't a fair comparison and the 02 Ford only plowed one season. I can speak for IFS though. My Tahoe has 2 cranks on the bars holding up a 7'6'' Fisher HD plow. No timbrens. EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING in the front end is original except the front U-joints. Wheel bearings, tie rod ends, tie rods, ball joints, CV boots and shafts. 95k miles, in its 9th season of plowing. It has a 25-35 driveway route, never counted. The 04 2500HD has 45k miles and is all original. The 05 Yukon has new inner and outer tie rod ends at 68k miles with a plow for 4 years. The 06 Sierra has 2 newer wheel bearings and a newer idler arm with a 7'6'' HD all its life. A solid axle would have been basically rebuilt by this time.
  11. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Sorry guys not posting to start a war but i run a solid front axle superduty for the last 11 yrs and have only replaced the ball joints twice in 217,000 miles.. Love solid front axles trucks. With a 8' Meyers and now a 8' Western Pro Plus
  12. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Know what, lets just ask EGLC. He's had more trucks in the past 5 years than most of us have had all our lives.
  13. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Sorry, not EGLC. got-h20 is the one to ask.
  14. sparksrides

    sparksrides Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    I can't speak for gm's ifs but ford's older TTB was horrible, throw a ton of parts at it and an alignment and 6 months later your chewing up the otter edge of the tires all over again. so if its a ford give me a solid axle or I'm swapping one in my self... JMHO...
  15. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,259

    yeah - the solid vs ifs front end hasnt been discussed enough around here.

    lets here all about the pros and cons to each setup.

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Poor little 1500
  17. tread lightly services

    tread lightly services Member
    Messages: 89

    reinforce the frame and that would be a great truck. nice small package. i do think the v is a little overkill on that truck though.