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Gas Truck recommendations

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by cbroadway, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. cbroadway

    cbroadway Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I'm sure there are a million opinions, but I am looking for knowledge fact based thoughts for a truck to be used for residential developments and parking lots:

    1) Who makes the best GAS engine for a plow truck
    2) Any specific engine types?
    3) How low of a torque is "too low" for a plow truck
    4) what dealers have the best plow packages?
    5) what makers would you stay away from and why?

    I'm looking to get a new truck and these questions will help guide me. Please do not respond with any Diesel thoughts or recommendations. If I find myself starting to want that info, I will start a new thread.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    So your ready to read through pages of back and forth bantering?
    Ask who makes the best........is never going to get you the correct answer on a fourm, let alone this one.
    Try rewording it differently
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    try the truck repair section this is for off topic banter.

    so dont expect it to be all you want it to be.

    Here are some " knowledge fact based thoughts " fer you to ponder
    no one, there all just as good as the next.

    you picked gas so internal combustion.

    You can never have to much low end torque,
    but with the right gear selection it can be worked around to some extent with a gas truck.

    any of them shop around

    whats your price point,
    residential doesn't tellus mush, 2-4 drives or 200 drives.

    I like a direct lift system.

    All you asking for is recommendations or was this Q rhetorical?
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2016
  4. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,269

    ok, I moved this to the repair forum so we can stay "on topic" :rolleyes: Thumbs Up
  5. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    You have your hopes up too high
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    Someone has to
  7. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,677

    I tend to agree with the other guys.. ur really not gonna get a straight answer!! Ford,Chevy,dodge.. they all make capable trucks and engines!! I think you should look at buget, needs/options and if your not brand loyal then comfort.. here's my example: dye hard gm guy in fact family is for 3 generation! My 3500 gmc got ripped off and I was needing something? I know I wanted something heavier to pull 10-14k, gm had nothing since the top kicks were stopped in 09, so my next choice was dodge but finding a used 5500 6.7l was almost impossible, so I got a f550.. I love it!! My other truck is a 2011 gmc 2500 6L gas, for another example my wife wrote her terrain off this summer and I replaced it with a ford edge sport! The terrain has nothing on this suv... good luck but at the end of the day there all pritty good
  8. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797