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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by LawnGuy110, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    is buying a truck with 4x4 capability really worth it?
  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    No, not really.
  3. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    Can't think of a reason to spend the extra money, no.
  4. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,267

    what are you doing with the truck?
  5. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    In my area it's a necessity!
  6. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    Is the snow slippery up there in Galena...?
  7. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    Would only buy 2wd
  8. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    haha, its just the fact that theres not much for flat spots around here.
  9. KYsnow

    KYsnow Member
    Messages: 76

    If you are in the snow plowing biz YES! If your only going to the drive-in movies on Friday night NO!

    I can't imagine how the extra couple thousand wouldn't be worth it. 4x4 has come in handy several times even in the summer.

    If you have enough snow your truck will eventually not be able to push it without the tires spinning. The 4x4 will get you out of that jam. So you need the 4 wheel drive. You may not use it 100% of the time, but you have it when needed.
  10. shane-pa

    shane-pa Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    The cost of not having 4x4 and having to call a tow truck to get me out every time I would get stuck vs. the extra cost of buying a truck with it.

    There are times I can't get into my driveway without it.
  11. weekendwrench

    weekendwrench Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    Why buy a truck that you know is going to get stuck?
  12. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    This has to be a joke. Nobody is this dumb.
  13. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Whana bet?
  14. vintage steel

    vintage steel Member
    Messages: 94

    2wd trucks are for slamin' to the ground and cruising around town. My work trucks have always been 4x4's, I wouldn't have it any other way.
  15. John143

    John143 Senior Member
    from NEPA PA
    Messages: 254

    You guys are all wrong! Make money on the way to drop the kids off at school! payup

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  16. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    what is that ? a golf cart with a hardtop?