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Plowing with a half ton pickup truck

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Crewcutlawncare, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Crewcutlawncare

    Crewcutlawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Is it worth placing a 6' Boss Plow on a 94 Nissan Pickup Truck? This truck is only rated for a half ton. I don't know if I get a transmission cooler, and a snow plow prep package if it is worth it, or save my money and hopefully get a new dump truck in a year or two. I plan on using this for commercial use. I was also planning to put a set of timbrens on both the front and back of the truck. the website is: www.timbrens.com I suppose they are to stabilize the truck. I am also going to place a spreader on the back with a side swing, so that I can put the tailgate down and unload my 2 snowblowers.
  2. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Personally I would say to get a heavier truck. For driveways it would probably do OK, but for larger lots it is really going to struggle. As for the spreader I have hitch mounted spreaders only. The swing away mounts are nice but the spreader must empty prior to opening. If not the side of your bed will be bent. I use smaller single stage blowers, Light enough for one person to lift in and out of the truck, big enough to do side walks. Anything bigger gets plowed with a truck!!!:)
  3. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    If you have the truck already use it. but if you are looking for a truck than buy a 3/4 ton or bigger. I personally have used both 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton which in the past i had to call in my 3/4 to push some very heavy snow that accumulated but other than that i use the 1/2 tons for both comm, and res.