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Plowing with a CCLB?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by beanz27, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    First off I hope everyones summer went well so far. I am planning on buying a newer truck this fall. Am looking for either a Crew cab short box or preferably an ext cab lb. Trouble is I cant find anything that has decent miles on it. I can find CCLBs a dime a dozen. At this time I only plow resi, but will go into commercial next year. Can it be done in a CCLB?
     
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,641

    I plow commercial lots with F350 CCLB and a few larger driveways. Your normal development 2 car driveway may be a bit of pain but it can be done. Sadly most the driveways I do don't have turn arounds large enough for me without getting in the grass. But out in the open lots I have no problems.
     
  3. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    It's like plowing with a school bus.
     
  4. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    My daily truck is. Plows great. Longer trucks are way better for pulling a load.........which is what it does normally.

    All depends on the truck. 05-up Ford SDs have a much better turning radius with the coils. My CCLB 05 turns tighter than my 04 rclb's with leaf's.
     
  5. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I use to have and plowed with a 2004 CCSB Dodge 2500. Hated every minute of it.
     
  6. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    In NJ, its all shortbeds, CC long beds cant ever find em!

    residential, sheesh, short bed ext cab or bust! LOL

    thats a long truck to maneuver in a driveway!
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Did lots and lots of plowing with an ECLB. You get used to it
     
  8. Leland Lawn

    Leland Lawn Member
    Messages: 35

    Our plow trucks are ECLB and I'm happy with them! There the same length as a CCSB.... but those are hard to find around here. I've been looking for one for a few weeks now, and nothing has come up near me. I would plow with my CCLB if it wasn't a darn manual! Its the best towing truck ever though.