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i have been doing snow for 6 years and now i want to upgrade

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PreZiCion, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. PreZiCion

    PreZiCion Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    i have been doing snow removal for 6 years now and i want to buy a new truck and plow but im not sure what to get.

    right now i got :

    gmc sierra 2500hd 6.0 with a 8' fisher plow
    ford 1989 7.3 diesel regular cab with 63 000mile on it 7.5 western plow
    chevy fleet 454 with 8' fisher plow
    bob cat 2008 with 8' snow box
    and a 1955 loader terex with a 12' snow box that everything is new on it.

    i only do big commercial lots

    im thinking of buying ........

    a 06 07 silverado 2500 regular cab 6' box with the duramax//allisson setup

    brand new fisher Vss plow 9.6 with wings and sno control 16' backplow

    what do you guys think ?
  2. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    I think you are not going to be able to find a 3/4 ton regular cab truck with a short bed. What do you salt with? I would want a dually running those size plows. You are going to need some mass to move that snow. I'd want at least 1000 lbs in the truck bed.
  3. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    Agree with above, that you will NOT find a regular cab short box in a 3/4 ton. Also that is a big blade. A 3/4 ton will handle it, just make sure you get a set Timbrens or crank your T-Bars. Can't go wrong with the Duramax / Allission combo!
  4. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    If your going to buy a pickup why not just buy a 1 ton at the minimum.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    thats a big plow for a 3/4 ton. id suggest firestone airbag system in the back and the air shocks up front to support the weight
  6. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    1955 loader or 1995?
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    If your buy a GM, whether you get a 2500 or 3500 they will both have the same front end.
  8. PreZiCion

    PreZiCion Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    i dont salt we do have to salt .... its a 1955 im gonna post picture soon well tomorrow.
    and yeah i just noticed they dont make 6 feet box lol. well i dont want to go dually so im gonna try to find a 3500 ... or im just gonna buy a brand new 2011 3500 crew cab chevy

    and i got a 2008 410c john deere backhoe ;).... but i dont like to plow with that i like pick up better.