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Old Truck, New Truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Spudman, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Spudman

    Spudman Member
    Messages: 95

    For the past 5 seasons, my plow/work truck was a 2007 Toyota Tundra with a 7.5' Fisher X-Blade. Earlier in 2013 I sold the Tundra and bought this 2012 GMC 2500HD, and added a used 9' Fisher X-Blade I bought in northern Maryland.

    Same spot, different trucks.

    Photos of the headache racks.
  2. Drewster2012

    Drewster2012 Senior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 106

    Nice looking truck! Love the gmc what package is it? Work truck? Or what?
  3. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    I have to say, I like the new one more! Both are beautiful trucks.
  4. RONK

    RONK Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 125

    Spudman,looks good,as did the Toyota.Good luck with it.Can you compare the two trucks?
  5. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    I think you just broke mercer's heart.
  6. Hegartydirtwork

    Hegartydirtwork Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Nice upgrade! Does the truck ride in unplowed snow when cornering or is the 9ft plow wide enough for the wheelbase?
  7. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    I like the headache rack setup on the Yota better.
  8. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    They are both really nice trucks. Which do you like better for comfort and also for plowing?
  9. Spudman

    Spudman Member
    Messages: 95

    The GMC is a 2012 with the Work Truck Preferred Package. The Tundra was an SR5, so it had a few more options, but in the farming business, a simple, carpet-less interior is preferable (to me anyway).

    In terms of plowing and towing, the GMC definitely handles the weight better and rides better when loaded, but I think the 5.7L motor in the Toyota was a bit more powerful. My biggest motivation for switching to the GMC was for the heavier spring rating and the ability to pull a heavier gooseneck trailer. Overall, both have been excellent trucks that I work/worked hard everyday.

    With the 9' plow I can make a full-lock turn and not drive over any snow when the blade is angled into the curve.
  10. LopatLT7495

    LopatLT7495 Member
    Messages: 52

    Nice looking trucks, both old and new! Just curious how you wired your mini bar, are the wires just loomed and then run in the cab under the 3rd brake light?
  11. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,934

    Very nice trucks, but for the life of me, I can't figure out why anybody buys a straight blade anymore!
  12. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,401

    Less to break
  13. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Or no need for a V. My straight blades(all four of them) work great. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  14. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    How many miles did your Tundra have Spudman? I wish I had known you was selling it because I'm going to be replacing my 2002 Chevy 1500 and I'm seriously considering a Tundra. Your new GMC is nice to. Good luck with it.
  15. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    I'd replace it with a nice 3/4 ton instead of a slightly tough half ton. At the end of the day, a Tundra is still a half ton.
  16. mega10cab

    mega10cab Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Sweet setup. Where in MD did you buy it? Probably near me lol.
  17. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    I might end up with a 3/4 ton GMC but, it's still a toss up. I honestly don't need a 3/4 ton. I only plow a few driveways and the heaviest thing I tow is a car or pickup on a car trailer and that only happens once or twice a year. I can put air bags in the rear and Bilstien coil overs in the front of a Tundra and get a lot better ride than a 3/4 ton. But, like I said I'm still undecided.
  18. Spudman

    Spudman Member
    Messages: 95

    Yes, in through the 3rd brake light and connected to the factory accessory light harness.

    If I were trying to make a living plowing snow I would have a V-blade. But I just plow our own properties; grain and potato storages. Plus it is mostly roads and long driveways, so I am angled either full left or full right most of the time. If anything, a side wing would save me more time than a V-blade.

    158,000 miles Mercer, probably more than you would want on a replacement truck.

    New Windsor.
  19. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    I just saw this, I was definitely disappointed when I saw this. I don't get to see any more pictures of my dream truck. :cry: I guess I'll just have to buy a Tundra and set it up pretty much identical to it. Thumbs Up

    Yeah, 158,000 is way more miles than I want. I really want to find something with under 50,000 miles and definitely no more than 75,000 miles. Did you sell it just the way it sat, with the plow and all the accessories?
  20. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Looks great man love those GMC's!