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Which way do i go???

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Lil'PlowinMan93, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Lil'PlowinMan93

    Lil'PlowinMan93 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I want a boss standard duty 7'6" steel straight blade. Do i go 1500 with timbrens all the way around, or 2500? Help! :dizzy::dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:
     
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Timbren's don't increase load capacity. Get the 2500. Diesel preferably.
     
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    Then he might as well go 8 or 8.5ft on it.
     
  4. Lil'PlowinMan93

    Lil'PlowinMan93 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Mark... you have a 1500 how does it work for ya?
     
  5. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    your a landscaper. your going to work the truck on a daily basis. get the 2500.
    two cents.
     
  6. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    word. I've got a 2500 hundred and I'm happy with it.
     
  7. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    go the 3/4 ton or bigger route like stated above, and if you do that you might as well go with at least an 8' blade like mark suggested. the truck will be better for you all year around for landscape purposes and such.
     
  8. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    I've never used Timbrens, even on my 1500 when I had it running an 8'2 V.

    That said, I would agree with the others here, get the 2500. It's not just the springs that are stronger, but everything. Well worth it for a plow rig.
     
  9. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    True, the springs are stronger, but if you get, say a 2000 Chevy 2500, like mine, there are no springs in front like on the HD's. There are just shocks and the T-Bars so you're gonna have to beef things up a little.
     
  10. Lil'PlowinMan93

    Lil'PlowinMan93 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Alright here's another idea. I can't find any 2500's around me so... My dad works for the city. They are going to be having a gmc/chevy 3500 regular cab 4x4 going up for sale. The mechanic that i know bought one a couple of years back for 2500 bucks with a fisher plow. This way i know what has been done to the truck an i'll know what to expect because he works on them. How about this?
     
  11. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    I'd say go for it. 3500 is even better than a 2500. :D
     
  12. Lil'PlowinMan93

    Lil'PlowinMan93 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I know it will have high miles but for that price an knowing what has been done to it i should be fine. Except for that city yellow paint haha. I'll start the body work right when i get it. Paint it pewter maybe. Idk though. I'll ask my dad. He used to plow with a 93 blazer back in the day. So my guess is he's going to say 1500 with timbrens. Unless i get a good deal on that 3500.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  13. Stud Bro

    Stud Bro Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    sounds like a good deal to me most citys take good care of there equipment
     
  14. Lil'PlowinMan93

    Lil'PlowinMan93 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Yeah some of the trucks are in good shape. Others are just beat to !@#$