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What Truck should I buy?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Lee1, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Lee1

    Lee1 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    What truck should I buy? I am looking at ford f-250s. Should I try to get one without plow, and make sure it has snowplow/ tow package. Ive been stung twice by bad trannys and rusting issues underneath vehicles. I live on a mountain, about a 550 foot steep driveway. I have spent a lot of money and have nothing to show for it with the problems ive had with previous trucks. Thanks in advance Lee
  2. VBR

    VBR Member
    Messages: 67

    Get the f250 then fluid film the undercarrage. Good looking truck with no rust. Also get the plow prep package.
  3. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    buy a chevy 2500HD with the d-max, cant go wrong with that.
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,511

    Ya until the frame cracks on the chevy... before you buy the truck take it to a good mechanic and have it checked over. you didnt say how much your spending. While you can pay a lot for a piece of crap, $1,000 will get you a $1,000 truck.
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Ya get a Chevy Silverado 2500HD. I've had problems with Ford transmitions there not made to plow. I have been looking at the new Toyota Tundras with the 5.7 and they seem to be a real tuff truck and you can put an 8' plow on them no problem.
  6. santaclause

    santaclause Member
    Messages: 58

    I have a tundra I dont plow with it or anything but the 5.7 has the power I tow with it and it has no problems towing 11000lbs ,
  7. g.moore

    g.moore Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    What's the old line about opinions and bellybuttons?:nod: Get what your comfortable in and don't have to hide behind the house because the neighbors would complain.
  8. Farm Boss

    Farm Boss Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    I agree!!! How about this, but something that you believe will be reliable, is clean, meets your needs, and is IN YOUR BUDGET!

    Ford chev dodge all have pros/cons.
  9. jomofo

    jomofo Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    If you're not working it commercially, new Dodge gassers have a lifetime powertrain warrenty and can be covered bumper-to-bumper.
  10. jdo150

    jdo150 Member
    Messages: 55

    If you have the time and the money I would look fort a Ford with the plow prep without a plow if your going to buy the truck used. If the truck has a plow there is no telling what the person who had it befor you did with the truck. We curently have a Chevy and a Ford with plows and i like the ford better because it has a soild front axel altho the chevy gasser has more power then a ford gasser I would rather have the ford for the solid front. our F350 with a 6.0 psd and a 8' fisher sags less then our 2500 HD Chevy with the gasser and a 7.5' They both have the plow prep pakage im not sure on the front gvw tho....