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1988 Chevy..Good for Plowing???

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by FF279, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. FF279

    FF279 Banned
    Messages: 58

    Hey Im looking at a used 1988 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4!!!! never been used for plowing,Is it a good truck to plow with?? Thanks, Ryan :)
  2. Mainer

    Mainer Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 26

    I drive an 87 scottsdale 4X4 6foot step side. works great for me. Guess alot would depend if it was a few drive ways or going to do this for a living. :rolleyes:
  3. FF279

    FF279 Banned
    Messages: 58

    Well right now im just doing a couple drive ways, then when I get some money im gonna buy a Ford F-250, ext. cab short box.Black or white :)

  4. Mainer

    Mainer Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 26

    Hi ryan
    Ya for a few drive ways should work great. i do My drive and its a large driveway. then i have 5 other med size. works great for me. My friend has a chevy like mine he does 10 to 12 drive ways. Just a matter of taking care of it. not plowing a snow bank at a 100MPH..LOL
    Happy holidays.
    James :waving:
  5. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    FF279: Your on the right track with the 3/4 tons. It's always a crap shoot with a used truck. You always spend more than you planned to get the plow on: buy used plow: $ and agg on getting brackets, getting it mounted.... or hang a new plow on an older rig, rig blows up.... get a new truck with new plow: scrapes and dents after pushing snow: instant depreciation on big investment. IMHO, the 3/4 tons push easier in a big storm. I prefer the GMC to the Fords, only because my accountant picked uop that the repair costs were higher on Fords. Good luck.
  6. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 627

    Stick with the Chevy. I had a 93 that worked great and should be the same setup. We also use a 78,79, & 86 Chevys which still do a good job. Last year I bought a SuperDuty and it does a nice job. . .BUT the repair costs are through the roof. Brakes are more $$. It keeps having exhaust manifold problems and it doesn't have any spark plug wires! To replace the plugs was a 3.1 hour job at the mechanic. Should have done it myself, but it had some engine codes getting checked out which were the coils (the coils which replaced the sparkplug wires at $75 each) and told him to change the plugs while he was at it. My mistake. My point is this: I have a Cummins 4x4 dually, a handful of Chevys, an old 77 Ford hi-boy, and the superdoodie, and they will all break eventually when used how we use them. The Chevy will hold up just as well as the others, but will be cheaper to repair. No matter what you buy, if you plow with it you WILL replace brakes, batteries, exhaust, and alternators sooner or later. Good luck with your decision!
  7. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Any 3/4 ton 4x4 truck is good for plowing.