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V6 Diesel?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jbell36, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. jbell36

    jbell36 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 221

    No, not a cummins...

    You guys think a smaller V8 or V6 diesel in a half-ton would make a good plow truck?

    NFDDJS Member
    from USA, NH
    Messages: 92

    I don't think they would make a V-6 but they have been making 6s for years and GM made a small duramax 6. I am sure they would make a great truck if they make the front end so it could handle the added weight of the diesel and a plow...
  3. MowForReal

    MowForReal Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    many of mitsubishi work trucks, like the 4x4 fg, use a modest in-line 4 cylinder diesel engine.
  4. Plowman52

    Plowman52 Senior Member
    from Flint
    Messages: 146

    i plow with a half ton chevy with a 6.5 diesel (95) it works great also the plow is 7.5 western on it
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    No, you mean ISUZU made a 6 and put a duramax logo on it.

  6. BOSSMAN21

    BOSSMAN21 Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    No GM DID make a 6.
  7. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I want the 25 seconds of my life back that I spent reading this thread.
  8. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    A 6 cylinder diesel in a 1/2 ton to plow sounds like asking for trouble.
    To much weight on the front end if you ask me.
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    My bad.....
  10. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Isuzu hasn't had interest in the Dmax company since 03. Isuzu never made the Dmax anyway. They helped design it initially in 99 and held 50% interest in the company until GM bought out their share. The Dmax has always been built in the good ol USA in a GM plant. The V6 Dmax was designed and produced long after Isuzu was out of the equasion ;)

    I also don't understand how everybody (not you) acts as if Isuzu's involvement was a bad thing. They have been around for over 100 years and are one of the oldest diesel companies out there. They are quite proven to build stuff to last. I think GM made a very wise decision choosing them for the partnership.
  11. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Perhaps they are mainly familiar with Isuzu's godawful crap foisted upon the consumer car/SUV market. My wife's Isuzu Rodeo probably isn't the worst vehicle ever made, but...no wait, it may be the worst. The only decent parts of it were made by GM. Anyway, if that's someone's only experience with Isuzu then they might reasonably avoid everything Isuzu.

    As far as I can tell their commercial trucks and diesel engines do not suffer from same terrible design and construction.

    I am also under the impression that some of their older consumer SUVs are quite adept at gnarly off-roading.
  12. Stan MI

    Stan MI Member
    Messages: 86

    Today Gas $3.30 Diesel $4.19.

    Love the extra power and push from Diesel. With almost a Dollar a gallon difference tough to justify the extra initial cost and operating costs.
  13. BOSSMAN21

    BOSSMAN21 Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    This is Correct. Isuzu is an awesome company, one of my buddies owns one of their marine engines and its bullet proof. The only problem with it is that he goes through a starter a year, and from what I have heard, they are known for that :rolleyes:
  14. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Did you really just compare the Duramax to a Rodeo? Lol
  15. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    No, but I'm saying that I think the people who "act as if Isuzu's involvement was a bad thing" did.
  16. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Didn't Ford have a cut down 6.0 for a while? I thought it was a twin turbo V6 they were putting in the flat nose box trucks. That might have been a cool V6 diesel
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    How about a 6v71?
  18. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    That's exactly what I was going to say.
  19. johnboggs21

    johnboggs21 Junior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 8

    I seen an older chevy that a guy put a 4-53 HT in. Seemed pretty good on power, Don't know how it would do plowing