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crew cab long bed

Im in the market for a new or lightly used f250. Im looking for a crew cab, short bed and i stumble upon a 2019 f350 cc long bed 6.2l gas with 2,000 miles on it and the dealer want $41,850. I really wanted a f250 short bed but im just getting into snow removal(2 years ago) and don't have a vbox spreader yet but sooner (thinking next year) i think ill need one so im thinking a f350 long wouldn't be a bad idea for growth with my business but how terrible is it going to be to plow with a crew cab, long bed. Ill be putting my brand new 8'2' DXT on it. any thoughts on my situation or experiences with cc long bed would be great.
 

EWSplow

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Location
Milwaukee
Im in the market for a new or lightly used f250. Im looking for a crew cab, short bed and i stumble upon a 2019 f350 cc long bed 6.2l gas with 2,000 miles on it and the dealer want $41,850. I really wanted a f250 short bed but im just getting into snow removal(2 years ago) and don't have a vbox spreader yet but sooner (thinking next year) i think ill need one so im thinking a f350 long wouldn't be a bad idea for growth with my business but how terrible is it going to be to plow with a crew cab, long bed. Ill be putting my brand new 8'2' DXT on it. any thoughts on my situation or experiences with cc long bed would be great.
JMO: It depends on the lots you are plowing. The spread out wheels sucks for getting into tight spots. Its difficult to get around light poles, etc.
I have an extended cab long box and that's too long in many cases. Even when doing driveways, you have to back blade further. Fortunately, I have a jeep to get into tighter lots, etc.
On a plus side, the long box will hold a bigger spreader. There aren't many 7' or shorter spreaders available.
Also, would you get more use from a long, or short box in the off season?
 
JMO: It depends on the lots you are plowing. The spread out wheels sucks for getting into tight spots. Its difficult to get around light poles, etc.
I have an extended cab long box and that's too long in many cases. Even when doing driveways, you have to back blade further. Fortunately, I have a jeep to get into tighter lots, etc.
On a plus side, the long box will hold a bigger spreader. There aren't many 7' or shorter spreaders available.
Also, would you get more use from a long, or short box in the off season?
I would definitely benefit more in the off season with a long bed im in neo and my plow season is really only 3-4 months so thats why im leaning twords a cc long bed
 
Its more for me than family. i keep a tone of stuff in the back of my truck: yard signs, extra cloths, door hangers, hand tools (i run an open trailer so tools that i use to maintain my mowers stay in the truck), cases of water...
 

EWSplow

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Location
Milwaukee
Its more for me than family. i keep a tone of stuff in the back of my truck: yard signs, extra cloths, door hangers, hand tools (i run an open trailer so tools that i use to maintain my mowers stay in the truck), cases of water...
Lol, I took the back seat out of my ford extended cab years ago for that reason.
When I was a kid, a friend of mine's older brother took the back seat out of his 68 impala to haul his YZ80 to motocross races. Tools and fuel went in the trunk.
 

JRWelding

Junior Member
Location
Nj
41K seems like a pretty good deal on a 2019! CC makes life so much easier, whether its storage for all the crap you can accumulate, sleeping in there on the road, etc etc. Its a PITA sometimes plowing tight spots but overall I like it. As for the long bed I am a fan because it just makes it easier hauling **** around. And with a vbox you still have room in the front for other crap. Used to plow with a 06 f250 short bed with a small saltdog and it was tight as hell, could bearly get a shovel in there.
 

Philbilly2

PlowSite Fanatic
Location
Sandwich IL
I will say that for a work truck, I would never buy another short bed. They are worthless.

On the other note, after having utility bed trucks, it is hard to even justify a pickup bed once you have worked out of a utility bed truck. Having all your tools accessible with both feet on the ground, locked, dry, organized... hard to beat.
 

m_ice

2000 Club Member
Location
illinois
I will say that for a work truck, I would never buy another short bed. They are worthless.

On the other note, after having utility bed trucks, it is hard to even justify a pickup bed once you have worked out of a utility bed truck. Having all your tools accessible with both feet on the ground, locked, dry, organized... hard to beat.
But will a salter fit in an utility bed?
 

plow4beer

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
The Liquor Store
Im in the market for a new or lightly used f250. Im looking for a crew cab, short bed and i stumble upon a 2019 f350 cc long bed 6.2l gas with 2,000 miles on it and the dealer want $41,850. I really wanted a f250 short bed but im just getting into snow removal(2 years ago) and don't have a vbox spreader yet but sooner (thinking next year) i think ill need one so im thinking a f350 long wouldn't be a bad idea for growth with my business but how terrible is it going to be to plow with a crew cab, long bed. Ill be putting my brand new 8'2' DXT on it. any thoughts on my situation or experiences with cc long bed would be great.
Ext cab long bed is fine for plowing, unless your doing driveways or tight commercials, then they suck balls....I can’t imagine driving a CC long bed for anything other than pulling a trailer down the highway, let alone plowing snow.
 

Mark Oomkes

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Location
Grand Rapids, MI
I will say that for a work truck, I would never buy another short bed. They are worthless.

On the other note, after having utility bed trucks, it is hard to even justify a pickup bed once you have worked out of a utility bed truck. Having all your tools accessible with both feet on the ground, locked, dry, organized... hard to beat.
I like the pickup box on my personal truck, but hate it on my other 2500.

Flatbed all the way. Just so much more useful and not as much body area to get scratched and/or dented.
 
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