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Chevy C4500 Dump for plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by efriedman, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. efriedman

    efriedman Junior Member
    Messages: 3


    I was wondering if anyone has used or is using the newer C4500 for plowing. Its only 2wd and was wondering how it handled in the snow, how it pushed, etcc.. or would it be best to go with a 4wd 1 ton. Im in northwest PA and encounter some ugly winters.

  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i would go with a 3500 4x4 imo
  3. sam973

    sam973 Member
    Messages: 66

    they are making 4500/5500 in 4x4 this year. I would look at them.
  4. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    I have a 2wd dump with a plow. It never gets stuck. Unless it is out alone. I use it for big lots but always keep a 4wd near. If this is your only plow vehicle, go for a 4wd. No amount of money saved is worth being stuck.
  5. sam973

    sam973 Member
    Messages: 66

    check out pickuptruck.com for some pics of the 4x4 4500/5500 trucks. Looks like a mean rig. I almost got one, but I went with a Ford F550 instead.
  6. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees Member
    Messages: 85

    So did I, I got the F550 too. I'm so sorry.
  7. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 324

    One of the larger companies near me got a 4500 4X4 this year, the thing is mean. Sits up really high, looks very nice. What will you be plowing, driveways, lots, roads??
  8. KHB

    KHB Member
    Messages: 53

    I have a C5500 4x4. Works awesome WHEN we have snow :drinkup: No problems even plowing the residentials I have :cool:
  9. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    You can plow with it just fine. Just load that ***** down. 2 tons of sand/salt or 2 tons of number 2 stone and you will be fine.
  10. vis

    vis Senior Member
    from 4
    Messages: 324

    or a nice sander fully loaded :redbounce
  11. KHB

    KHB Member
    Messages: 53

    Very true. the extra weight helps :drinkup:
  12. PowersTree

    PowersTree Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    2 tons is just a start. I have a 5500 that goes out with 5 in the back to start the night...you cant stop these trucks.....only been stuck once...and I plow huge lots all the way down to small twisty driveways.