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6.0L questions

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by kah68, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. kah68

    kah68 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    I am looking for a work truck that all of my employees will be driving. It will be a shop truck, run to NAPA, run to the lumber yard, run to the job site, run to Tim's run to the dump. Since I no longer do residential driveways the truck will be used to plow our own commercial property and half a dozen of our own drives. How does the 6.0L push snow? I would be ordering plow prep but is it necessary to go with 4:10 or would 3:37 be sufficient? Our commercial lot has pretty long runs (3 acres of yard) and I've always plowed with diesels.

    Thanks for your help.

  2. icebreaker

    icebreaker Member
    Messages: 83

    The 6.0 works just fine as for gears we have 4:10 ,you will want to put weight in back to . Also I'm sure it will come with michlen ltx on it if you order a 2500 or 3500 get rid of those pcs of **** Tires they suck for plowing.
  3. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 556

    I've lost traction before I've lost power.
    2015 2500 Double Cab Long Bed 6.0L 4:10 gears.
  4. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,247

    We have 6.0s and duramax's, they both work just fine for plowing. I would definitley put weight in the back for plowing. I run about 1,000 lbs in the back of mine and plow in 2 wd 90% of the time, but you get a little more snow then we do. In my opinion the most important reason for getting a diesel is if your doing a lot of heavy towing.
  5. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,787

    It will push the same snow as a diesel.

    I plowed along side of 6.0L trucks that were equipped almost exactly the same as my Duramax's. Only difference was fuel consumption.

    Put some weight in bed as said before, the tires will not stay to pavement before you run out of power.
  6. kah68

    kah68 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    This will be a low mile truck with little towing and plowing and driven by most of my staff. I am wanting to go 6.0 for the cost, ease of use and maintenance.
  7. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,831

    As many others have said 6.0's plow well, I've never had any issues with power with mine, as mentioned prior, I run out of traction before power.
  8. brasski

    brasski Member
    Messages: 55

    I get a new GMC 2500 every 2 years and 8'6" MVP and never had a problem moving snow. As said the stock tires suck and you do need some weight in the rear but you will be very happy with the gas. Oh and the only gears you can get from the factory with the 6.0 is the 4.10s
  9. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    the mud and snow tires that came with truck work great and i never had a problem yet
  10. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,676

    X2. if you don't need to tow 10000+ 6L works just fine!!
  11. kah68

    kah68 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    No I have my dedicated haulers for that work, this is just going to be a daily driver/shop/delivery/plow truck.
  12. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    Plenty of power.

    Just tell your guys not to have a lead foot when driving
  13. ratherbfishin

    ratherbfishin Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    I have two...2013 3500 & 2011 2500. Both gas and both plow great. Positively get rid of the stock rubber...it sucks. As far as weight, it will help but I have no issues without it, though the 2500 has Winterforce skins which make a huge difference.

    My 3500 has 4:10's & the 2500 has I believe 3:73 gears. I plow both in tow mode & have no problems. The 3500 just shifts a bit quicker.
  14. Fjtort2

    Fjtort2 Member
    Messages: 66

    Love my '15 6.0 no issues.. I've had plenty of diesels in the past.. I don't miss the gelling one bit.
  15. GetMore

    GetMore Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    It was either the '14 or the '15 models where they stopped offering the 3.73 gears with the 6.0 and only installed them on the diesels.
    I have the 3.73s in my '13 and the truck plows fine, but I would have been happier with the 4.10s. There doesn't seem to be any mileage increase with the taller gears, and it kicks out of top gear at 55 on moderate hills, so there really wasn't any point to them.
  16. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 889

    Are you looking at a new truck? They are only 4.10 gears. If you are going used, go with the 4.10 gears as towing capacity is cut by almost 4000lbs with the 3.73 gears. 2007-2012 3.73 were standard with 4.10 optional, 2013-2014 they made the 4.10 standard with 3.73 optional.
  17. Wyosnow

    Wyosnow Junior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 13

    6.0 with 4.10 gears has plenty of power.
  18. snowpusha

    snowpusha Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I have a 6.0 with 4.10 gears. To me the 4.10 gearing makes all the difference not great for fuel mileage but power is amazing.
  19. ratherbfishin

    ratherbfishin Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    Believe me, not a whole lot of difference between 3.73 & 4.10. I have both!
  20. Avalanche 2500

    Avalanche 2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    I have a 8.1L w/ 4.10 rear plenty w/ of power. It passes everything
    but a GAS STATION.?? LOL. Approx. 2 years gas was $4.00 a gal. My truck
    has a 37 gal. gas tank, but I don' t complain w/ todays prices! :drinkup: