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4 door short box 3/4 ton for 8 ft plow and a slip in salter...which truck can do it?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rampking, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. rampking

    rampking Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Well this is what I need, I 've been looking for a truck for the past month and am getting different opinions so this is what's need from the new truck. Which brand is going to be able to do it best?
    I must have all these things, 4 door because I have children, short box for the plowing, salter and plow for obvious reasons.


  2. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    If you can get a 1 ton the springs will hold the weight better. I have a 3/4 ton shortbox four door dodge and i like it and the fords are good trucks also.
  3. rampking

    rampking Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I'd love a 1 ton, but they are hard to find at a half decent price. Do you run a slipp in salter and plow on your dodge? Got any pics?
  4. R.G.PEEL

    R.G.PEEL 2000 Club Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 2,196

    I have a 4 door short box chev 3/4 ton. Great truck, plows well, but I wouldn't dream of putting a salter as well. Its physically possible yes, but very illegal and not enough truck to handle it safely. Find a 1 ton. The shortboxes are a bit rare, but they exist and they aren't all that much different in price. Then you get the gearing, breaks, and springs to do it right.
  5. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    i have a 3/4 ton duramax, 8'2" boss v and a 1 yard spreader in the rear. timbrens on the rear and sumo's on the front. great set up.
  6. mpgall26

    mpgall26 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    1 of mine is a Chevy 2500HD with 8"fisher with wings and backdrag. I put a salt dogg sphe750 in which is lightweight poly, move it myself, and holds 3/4 yd. Works well for small sites and the truck does well, and stays legal. Bigger spreaders are for trucks like my 1 ton flatbed, but thats not meant to be a family truck its a beast and a pain in the ass with medical cards, commercial inspections, safety equip, etc. Stay under 10K GVW when you buy if you can, it makes life easy, unless you need a bigger truck.
  7. cjyardandsnow

    cjyardandsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    2003 and older fords solid front ends with leafsprings. Snow plow prep pack No cv shafts to brake can handle weight i have 2001 f-350 7.3 diesel with 9.5 ft hiniker vf v plow. And run 8 ft spreader and have a liquid system putting on this year i have all ford diesels that are 02 and older with v plows never had issue only bad thing is short bok is 7 ft so there long
  8. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Purchase the one where you can get the best deal.
  9. fatheadon1

    fatheadon1 Senior Member
    Messages: 406