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1500 vs 2500 Question

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Silverado8.1, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Silverado8.1

    Silverado8.1 Member
    Messages: 30

    When I was shopping for a plowing truck I was shown a Dodge 1500 but then dealer said if I wanted a car that would last with plowing I should her a 2500hd, and I did. My question is, was that really true? I see most plow trucks being 2500's but I have seen 1500 and F150. Does it really make a difference?
  2. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Yes and no. The HD is heavier and will hold a bigger blade, but not necessarily last longer. Depends on how you treat it and if you maintain it. I run 1 half ton pickup, 2 Tahoe/Yukons and a 2500HD.
  3. thenemomachine

    thenemomachine Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Depends on how you treat it, but heavier duty trucks handle plowing better. I have a 1/2 ton plowing commercially and never had a problem, but i prefer my f350.
  4. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    Yes - the 2500 will outlast the 1500. The front end parts are way bigger. Now can you plow with a 1500? You bet, I have one, way out turns my 2500. But it likes to eat front joints. Dana 44 VS Dana 60. So for the wet heavy stuff I use the 2500.
  5. chachi1984

    chachi1984 Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    a 2500HD is a lot bigger truck. stronger front end/rear end, bigger motor.
    the 99-06 2500 and 3500 share the same frame
  6. Silverado8.1

    Silverado8.1 Member
    Messages: 30

    Thanks, thats what I thought, so at least he didn't lie to me haha!