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07+ 1500 vs 2500?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by boxerplowing, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Hey Everyone..

    So this is my first year in the business and im running a small 6'8 plow on my 2000 Chevy 1500 with 3" lift. It seems every good snow fall something on my truck goes and im paying someone else to do my work.. and losing $$..

    I was thinking about financing a newer style Chevy/GMC but cant decide what to do

    I would like to stay around the $15,000 cdn mark (without plow) but i cant decide whether i should get an older 2500 or a newer 1500..

    Any advice?? I know the 2500 is obviously the better plow truck.. but for a one man show doing 30 residental and 3 commercial.. would it matter? i have to think as well that i surely want to expand in the future..

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    I'd do the 2500, the 07+ 1500 aren't torsion bar so your only upgrade would be Timbrens.
  3. So if i did go with an 07+ 1500.. all i would need to do is put on timberns? i would like to get an 8'6" boss vblade.. what would be the downsides to getting a 1500? i just like the idea of having a newer truck with less kms.. rather than getting an older style 2500..
  4. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    The 1500 WILL NOT hold up the boss v blade. You will be way over your fawr, and you would be killing your new truck. I'd look for an 05 or 06 2500hd. But then again, I don't like the new body style.
  5. carkey351

    carkey351 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    get a 2500..night and day difference in the capability. I got my 2500 for $4500 in 2008 (2000 model year) with 170k. The 6.0l has way more power than a 5.3l. You should be able to find a 2500 for less than 15k up to an '06 no problem...
  6. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,102

    Do not put 8.5 on a 1500...and if your going to plow in the future spend the money and invest in 2500 or you will be wasting your money on a 1500
  7. hey guys.. i guess thats all i needed to be pushed over the edge.. i am going to look for an older style 2500..