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PLowing with a CC

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by BigDave12768, May 20, 2009.

  1. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    I am thinking about buying a 2010 5500 4x4 CC It would not have a bed just some fenders for the wheels and a 5th wheel mounted to frame. I have never run ballast in any of trucks. So the beds cant weigh much. So anyone run a CC and plow with it?
     
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I run a chevy 3500 CC. It wouldn't be my first choice but there is no problem plowing with it. I plow schools and some small apartment buildings. There isn't any problem with the schools but the buildings can be a bit of a challange. Just make sure you buy a wide enough plow. I am running a 8'6" Western V with wings.
     
  3. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    My last 3 personal trucks were crew cabs. IMHO, visibility is better than my reg or x-cabs. The lots I plow really don't require much tight turning, although ones I used to did and they've been just fine.
     
  4. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    I think hes talking about a cab + chassis.
     
  5. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    HAHA thanks :sleeping:

    I always think crew cab when I see CC :)
     
  6. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    my boss runs three f-350 chass cabs with dumping flat beds on them and they do great. not sure how they would do without the weight of the flatbed back there though. 2 are reg cabs and one a super cab all 3 are diesels one 6.0 and 2 6.4s.... they get a little sloppy when driving in slush the duallys tend to float. other than that they turn better than my 350 reg cab p/u, and have better visibilty.
     
  7. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Yeah Chasis Cabs. It would be Quad//Crew cab though. My old Dually did so well in 2 wheel drive with zero weight in bed. I am thinking Chasis Cab would do fine in 4wd.
     
  8. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Dave if I didnt know any better, business is good... All these new toys :)
    I cant offer any advice, but good luck with your choice, and since I know your going to buy a Dodge, make it a Cummins :)
     
  9. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    I was thinking concealed carry when I saw it. Thought maybe he was plowing in a shady area.
     
  10. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Going to want weight on the back of the chassis. IMO
     
  11. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    You are definitely going to want weight in the back. such a waste to just plow with a truck that could easily hold 3 tons of sand in the back.