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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by fastxcr800, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. fastxcr800

    fastxcr800 Member
    Messages: 87

    I'm looking at a 1998 Dodge 2500 extended cab short bed with a 7'6" western plow. The truck only has 39,000 miles and is a one owner. Plow and truck were bought together. The asking price is $13,750. Is this a good deal? Is a 7'6" plow big enough? This is my first year plowing and i'll be doing small commercial lots and driveways. My other option is to put a plow on my 05 3500 cummins, but I don't want to beat up the truck. I've been looking at the blizzard 8'6" speedwing plow. What do you think??
     
  2. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I think the price is way high. 39k or not...................low miles isn't always good either. I have a 93 Chevy2500 with 31k and I'd take one with 100k any day over it, just b/c I know it would have been driven more often and not sitting around. Is the Dodge a diesel? If so you're not as bad with price, if it's a gasser it's just crazy. I'd put a plow on your truck or buy a $5-6k plow truck if I were you.
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    7'6"sn't big enough for a 3/4 ton truck. That is ALOT of money for a "few" accounts. IMO
     
  4. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    I'd just put a plow on your 1 ton, it will be cheaper for you and plowing doesn't really phase 1 tons. It was what they were designed to do.
     
  5. fastxcr800

    fastxcr800 Member
    Messages: 87

    both trucks are diesel, the 1998 has the 24v
     
  6. fastxcr800

    fastxcr800 Member
    Messages: 87

    7'6" is the biggest plow that is recommened for that truck b/c its diesel. my thoughts are with only 39k, the truck will last me a long time, the price is only a small investment. The business will grow every year.
     
  7. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Still high on a 98 IMHO, and even with high daily driven miles, a 24v will still provide you with many trouble free years. If it were me and I was going to spend that kind of $$ soley on a plow truck, I'd find one better.