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3500 Hd

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by slade, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. slade

    slade Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    What are your guys thoughts on using a GMC 3500 HD (15,000) GVW with a 10' v-box spreader on the back. It would mainly be used for salting but some plowing too. The only problem is it's 2-wheel drive. I hate the idea of getting a 2-wheel drive truck, however I wouild like to have a little beefier truck suspension wise so I can haul more salt since that is what I spend most of my time doing with it. Right now I have a 88 chevy 1 ton 4x4. gvw 12,000.
    thanks for your advice.
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I have that exact set up(1999) with a 9' Western plow. It has to go out with a load of salt, and we only use it on very flat ground. We have had no problems though. We have pushed 12" of snow before. I also have a 2003 with a 9'6" Fisher V and a 8' salter. 2 wheel drive and 11,400lb GVW. I would not recomend a 2 wd truck if this is going to be your main truck. These trucks only plow for 3 hours before starting their salting routes and we have many trucks out to help them out if the going gets tough.