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Plow suggestions???

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by dreamer, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. dreamer

    dreamer Member
    Messages: 31

    I am thinking of starting a lawn care business this summer, and will need something to do in the winter. I have plowed before and would like to do it again. I have plowed with: a 1/2 ton Chevy regular cab short bed, a 1-ton Ford 4-speed dually dump truck, and a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler was by far the most maneuverable, and the dump would push the most. If you were to buy something to plow mainly residential drives what would you choose???
     
  2. russ130

    russ130 Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    I'd say get a 1 ton pick up with auto tranny it will handle any size driveway for the most part and it will tow your trailer in the summer no matter how much you have on it.
     
  3. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    My truck is a pain in the a$$ to do some of my driveways with. I am thinking about building a jeep for my res. But you will need a truck anyway.
     
  4. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    I know they make a 1ton RCLB truck, but what about a RCSB one?
     
  5. dreamer

    dreamer Member
    Messages: 31

    I don't believe they make a reg cab short bed 3/4 ton. For all residential would reg cab short bed 1/2 ton work and last?
     
  6. TurfKing360

    TurfKing360 Member
    Messages: 67

    When I had a landscape company I ran 3/4 and 1 ton RCLB's with 8' plows and I threw a dump insert in and had a spreader attachment from truckcraft. They were great we used them on residential, commercial and municipal jobs handled everything in a small strong powerful package.