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What Size Truck Do You Plow Commercialy With?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mercer_me, Jan 13, 2010.

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What Size Truck Do You Plow Commercialy With?

  1. Small Truck (Smaller Than A 1/2 ton)

    2.3%
  2. 1/2 Ton Truck

    10.0%
  3. 3/4 Ton Truck

    53.8%
  4. 1 Ton Truck

    39.2%
  5. Big Truck (Bigger Than A 1 Ton)

    17.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I used to use my 1989 Chevy 2500 3/4 ton, but now I use my 2010 Toyota Tundra 1/2 ton. I haven't plowed my Tundra yet so I can't compare it to my 2500 rite now. But I think it will plow just as good if not better than my 2500. I do think I'm going to miss my 8' blade though.
     
  2. APLC

    APLC Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    98% of the time I have always plowed with a 1/2 ton, im shure ill get flamed by the big truck guys though ha ha ha :drinkup:
     
  3. fairrpe86

    fairrpe86 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Everything we run in our fleet is 3/4 ton or larger. Owner of the company use to plow with a 1/2 ton and had tranny issues so he stepped it up to a 3/4 ton and hasnt had nearly the issues. We own some smaller 1/4 ton trucks for irrigation techs and managers during the summer, but no 1/2 tons in the fleet.
     
  4. vamootsman

    vamootsman Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I've made good money plowing small tight areas with my Trooper, and Big lots with F-250's. The right equipment for the right job.
     
  5. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    3 3/4 T diesels
    1 1/2 T gas
    3/4 do the large lots with V-Boss's
    1/2 does the 5 minute jobs with a 7'6" V Boss
     
  6. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    3/4 ton for resi and small commercial, International dump for the big stuff.
     
  7. nhpatriot

    nhpatriot Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    1 Ton and up
     
  8. Lugnut

    Lugnut Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Plowing everything from driveways to 1/2 mile private roads with a 3/4 ton pickup.
     
  9. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,752

    I have the two 1 tons listed in my sig. They seem to be pretty solid. My Dodge 3/4 ton that I sold was pretty solid too, but just old and unreliable.
     
  10. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    4500-6500's on the larger open lots. 2500's on the smaller and residential
     
  11. TOMASSI POWERSP

    TOMASSI POWERSP Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    f-250's and f350's residential/small commercial......f650's on the state doing the highways
     
  12. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    My 1/2ton gets used for everything from residential driveways to medium sized commercial lots to plowing long driveways at the farm or opening up driveways mid winter for the first time.

    Wish I had bigger with a V.
     
  13. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    Two 3/4 tons...camp roads and driveways
     
  14. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    4 one tons with larger blades,no driveways.
     
  15. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Having used or am still using all, I think each choice has it's application
     
  16. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    All of the above should be in your poll choices. I have a Jeep, 2, 3/4 tons, a one ton and a 1.5 ton and two Cat loaders.
     
  17. atclarkson

    atclarkson Member
    Messages: 90

    F250 with 8', drives and tiny lots. Next year will be a jeep
     
  18. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    3/4 ton chevy/gmc and fords with 8' striaghts and 8.5' Vs
    1 ton chevy/gmc and fords with 9' and 9.5'Vs
    and 5500 and 550s with 9.5Vs and 10' straights
    and then kenworth and pete single axles on big lots and roads with 11' straights

    all get used on big lots small lots and resis (3/4 and 1 tons on resis)

    but they all touch commercial lots at some point

    the 550s and larger have municipal bodies with spreaders built in