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truck question

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Scenic Lawnscape, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I am not new to plowing, just took time off. Im thinking about getting back into it and wanted to get some opinions on trucks

    What ever I get it is going to be diesel and auto and either a crew cab or extended cab 4x4

    I have always leaned toward ford, but I see alot of dodge and chevy also


    What are the pros and cons of each?

    I have heard to stay away from the ford 6.0 and I heard dodge's had bad trans for plowing?

    Im looking to spend around $15,000 for a used truck and then getting the plow installed most likely a boss v either 8.2 or 9.2
     
  2. TurfKing360

    TurfKing360 Member
    Messages: 67

    I run only Fords due to them being so well built and lasting for ever. In my experience Dodges' due have trans problems when yo get over 80k on them. My personal work truck is a 99 F-250 SD extended cab 4x4 short bed with a 8'2" Boss V. It's big enough to haul and handle just about anything and still be vary manuverable it tight spaces.I had a dodge in the past and I never wasted the money putting on a plow.
     
  3. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    I haven't plowed with my for yet, but I see a lot, and I mean a lot, of them around here. You don't see too many dodges. Other than mine of course. But, I talked to a mechanic and he said to stay away from the 6.0 liter like you said. Once you hit close to 100k, stuff starts to go wrong. The 7.3 is the way to go. Also, you may want to think about Western! lol jk:rolleyes: I don't mean to start a brand war......:gunsfiring:
     
  4. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    uh oh here we go again................. hopefully i can end the huge debate it will be overall a personal preference alll of them have pros and cons. It will all boil down to what you like
     
  5. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    You cant go wrong with a 7.3 ford. GM and Dodge suck! LOL
     
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,530

    :realmad: They aint neather! :nono:
    YoU TaKe taHt BcaK.

    Dgdoe Is The Baets the raesT ScUk!xysport
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2008
  7. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    NICE!!!prsport
     
  8. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I really want to go with a 7.3 f-250 extended cab around the 2001 to 2003 year

    I was told by a few different places that I would have to stick with a straight blade no bigger then 8 ft, I want to go with a 9.2 v plow would I be ok, or am I pushing it(no pun intended)

    the plow would be off the truck when it is not snowing, i would only put it on if I was going out
     
  9. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I believe thats prety big plow for a 3/4 ton truck...you might want to re-think it.
     
  10. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    the other one I was looking at was the blizzard 860 speed wing it weights 778 pounds
     
  11. TurfKing360

    TurfKing360 Member
    Messages: 67

    Ford 7.3l is bullet proof it can not be beat. The boss 9'2" V is pushing the limits by alot. You have to see what the trucks front suspemsion can handle. I have the Boss 8'2" V with the boss plow wings and that is within the limits of my F-250 and ends up as big or bigger than the 9'2" V. Blizzards, Westerns and Fishers are all the same plows and are good. It's personal choice though.
     
  12. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I was kidding about the truck thing. An 8.5 Western V would suit the truck fine. I have them on all my 250's.
     
  13. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I'll have some of whatever he's drinking! :drinkup:
     
  14. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,530

    fyi the 8,2 with wings is almost 10ft and it weighs more than the 9,2.
    A 3/4 ton will handle a 9.2 just fine. if it's properly equipped
    heck guys run v plows on 1/2 ton trucks;)

    Cmoe on oevr and we btoh will:drinkup::drinkup: a few
     
  15. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Just remember whatever you buy they will all break they will all need repairs. There is not truck out there that is immune to problems.