1 ton or 3/4 ton?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JMHConstruction, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite Fanatic
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    I've been in the Truck market for a while now, but wanted to wait until this whole covid crap blew over and business picked back up before diving into a big purchase.

    I'm looking relatively new, but still used - probably 2017 - 2019. I've been looking at SRW 1 tons, but most of the 1 tons in my market are DRW. What are you thoughts on the 3/4 tons with the 10k gvwr? Seems like these are a better deal than the 1 tons, and are more readily available.

    Is a 1 ton worth the extra cost?

    For my day to day, a 3/4 is fine, but i figured a 1 ton would be nicer for salting.
     
  2. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite Veteran
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    really depends on your use for it
     
  3. 512high

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    What leolkfrm said...I'm driving a 1997 Ford F-350(bought new) went up from a 3/4 ton. Again depends on your needs
     
  4. Ajlawn1

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    I cannot imagine a 3/4 vs. one ton SRW being that different in price but... Would say 1 ton for the extra GVW like you said for spreader...
     
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  5. BUFF

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    Pickup alone will weigh around 6500-7000#, add a plow and spreader you’ve used up most of the 10k GVW. Depending on the Mfg and how a 1ton is equipped you’ll get another 1200-1300# more capacity.
     
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  6. seville009

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    If you get a diesel, the added weight of the engine will use up some if the weight capacity vs a gas engine
     
  7. Mr.Markus

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    The only difference there used to be on the gms was the spring package and the emblem. The difference in weight capacity is nothing when you go srw.
    Duals use to only add 800lbs to your payload due to the tires speading it out.
     
  8. BossPlow2010

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    2014 F 250 cargo and weight of people Shouldn’t exceed 2913 lbs
    2020 F 350 cargo and weight shouldn’t exceed 4744
    Other than the 6 year difference, I think there’s a difference
     
  9. GMC Driver

    GMC Driver PlowSite.com Addict
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    Pics or it doesn't exist.

    BTW - 1 ton for the win.
     
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  10. Randall Ave

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    I'd go with the one ton. Do you know what you weighed with the salter loaded?
     
  11. OP
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    JMHConstruction

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    Never weighed it (I wanted to stay as far as I could from any legal weigh systems :nod::nono:)
     
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  12. Mark Oomkes

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    What brand?

    Cuz I'll never buy another RAM 3/4 ton with the stupid 5 link rear suspension. Plus you have better tranny options in a 1 ton with RAM.

    Stupid engineers/marketing wizzards.
     
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  13. BossPlow2010

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    Lol.
    Have you seen the new Furd hitches,
    Every time I connect the safety chains, I ask myself if the enginerd that designed it, ever towed a trailer.
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  14. BUFF

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  15. Philbilly2

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    and...
    3500 SRW do not have TMPS monitors - 2500's do

    2500 gas you get a semi floating rear end.
    3500 SRW gas gets an 11.5 full float

    All duramax have the 11.5 rear end


    As far a GVWR's go
    My 2500 gas has a GVWR of 9500
    My 2500 diesel has a GVWR of 10000
    My 3500 SRW gas has a GVWR of 11000
     
  16. BossPlow2010

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    You can change the GVWR by a few hundred pounds simply by putting different tires on it, don’t think you can change the sticker though
     
  17. Philbilly2

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    and one more thing to consider...

    Don't know the rules for Kansas, but at least in Illinerios...

    10K GVWR and up power unit, commercial you need a medical card. Your plates are going to be over 10K plates which are more expensive and will require an annual inspection.

    Bigger truck... bigger headaches...
     
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  18. BUFF

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  19. BUFF

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    Farm tags takes care of all the BS
     
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  20. Philbilly2

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    These???
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    or the one size fits all tag???

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