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3rd Truck Advise

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dmjr77, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. dmjr77

    dmjr77 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    Hello all! Well it seems like the word is getting around on how well I plow and my reasonable rates. I picked up 2 more driveways tonight, which brings my total up to 48. I am thinking very hard about finding a another pickup and plow and put my 16 year old brother (just got his license in Feburary) in a truck. I currently have a ext cab short box and a reg cab short box. I am leaning towards a 1500 reg cab long box. Is there any noticeable difference plowing with a reg cab long box versus a reg cab short bed? Thank You!
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    The long bed is more stable and more forgiving transporting because of longer wheelbase.
  3. avalancheplow

    avalancheplow Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    Length when your backing up is all that I can think of. :waving:
  4. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Turning radius will be the most noticeable thing. I would start him out in the shortest wheel base truck..... It will be easier to maneuver
  5. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    take him out to a parking lot, get some cones and just let him loose. tell him hes not suppose to hit all the cones. :)