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2002 Dodge Ram plow question

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by m00nraker, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. m00nraker

    m00nraker Member
    Messages: 50

    Hey everyone, new to the site and I have a few questions

    I just recently graduated Highschool, managed to get myself a job in the field I want to make a career, (Working Campus Safety at a local college), and just recently bought an 02 Dodge Ram 1500 Quadcab. I absolutely love the truck.

    I know a few kids from Highschool who have Plowing/Landscaping companies, and run F350's with massive V-plows. Seeing this made me a little jealous.

    I have since come to realize i have not purchased the best truck for plowing. Seeing as it doesnt have a solid front axle - oh well!

    At work, they have an 04 1500 with a Fisher 7' Minute mount plow, i havent seen it in action yet, but I was wondering if this is a good Idea for me? OR would i be better off going with a Sno-way - and if so, which model would suit me best? I would just be doing my driveway, and a few neighbors/ friends close by. - Nothing huge.

    .....Sooooo, what is my best option, and how much would it roughly cost me?

  2. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Half tons don't get the credit they should. Any truck you get will push snow as long as you remember what kind of truck it is. A 7.5' Fisher on the quad cab will do a fantastic job for you with many driveways and a light amount of commercial. Heck, my grandfather used half tons all of his time plowing, and he did 6-7 commercials along with a dozen driveways. A half ton truck like yours will be a great truck to run 4-5 years while deciding if plowing is for you. Should you decide it isn't, Joe Homeowner is always looking to buy a family truck with the residential duty Fisher, or keep the truck/plow combo & plow the folks' or grandparents' driveway for as long as you have the truck. You CAN pay off the cost of a new or used plow in a year or 2, maybe more depending on how aggressive you want to be. New you can look at $4000, but there are a couple folks on Plowsite who refurbish used plows to brand new. BDavis is one such guy that members here have had great luck with, and he always has a stock of Fishers (in my opinion, the best you're gonna find -- as you noted, the college has 'em on their trucks, and municipalities have them on 1-tons for a reason (Fisher tough!)). Click here & catch Brian: http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=46206&highlight=bdavis
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i would stick with the fisher its the best plow and you can get parts anywhere or online if you had to