1 ton or 3/4 ton?

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

  1. BUFF

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    One size fits all Thumbs Up
     
  2. EWSplow

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    Not sure about added insurance costs, but added cost for license plate more than likely.

    You can always add a a leaf to rear springs, or get heavier springs.

    I don't own a truck with stock rear springs.
     
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  3. BUFF

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    Matt added bags to his light 3/4t and didn't work oot so well.
     
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  4. EWSplow

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    Apples and oranges...
     
  5. Philbilly2

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    Although very correct... and I have done it for a lot of years... I have come to find that on my company/commercial trucks... I personally attempt to error on the heavy side of things and over plate/ have more truck than you might need... they seem to stay together a bit longer if you are not running at 102% capacity 100% of the time. Just my 2 cents for what they are worth.

    (Even though me arguing that side holds water like a screen door on a submarine as I am pretty sure I could give a guy a semi for a work truck and as always... with more space... means you pack more stuff in there):confused::dizzy::rolleyes::laugh:
     
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  6. BUFF

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    Fruit salad...… Makes sense after seeing his socks:laugh:
     
  7. prezek

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    We should probably get a DOT number discussion going here...
     
  8. BUFF

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    Nah lets not cuz it's lead in to airbrake endorsements….
     
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  9. prezek

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    Or restrictions...
     
  10. Hydromaster

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    Don’t you guys want to be safer?
     
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  11. Randall Ave

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    I learned all bout air brakes from Bugs. air-brakes-2.png
     
  12. OP
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    Originally I was going to keep it at 10k just to avoid this, but even then with the trailers I'll be over 16k, so I'll have to get it either way.

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  13. Philbilly2

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    I thought the DOT number made you look more "professional"?
     
  14. prezek

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    Safer AND professional!!! Win. Win.