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Need help and some advice

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by mdsnowremovalpw, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. mdsnowremovalpw

    mdsnowremovalpw Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I will start with some back ground on me in the 80s and 90s i worked at a truck stop and one of my jobs was to plow the lot with this old ford dump truck. So i have experience plowing. I have a chance to buy a 2003 Dodge Ram 4x4 standard cab w/ a 6' box. 5.7 Hemi with a brand new Western plow on it and was wondering thoughts you may have on the truck being used for residential and possible a small lot (about 20 car) already talked to a mechanic about putting in a transmission temp gauge and he suggested a second transmission cooler. Any words of wisdom would be much appreciated.
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,078

    So is this a 1/2ton pickup?
  3. mdsnowremovalpw

    mdsnowremovalpw Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Yes, with 80,000 original miles the plow is one year old was used twice
  4. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,380

    For what it's worth I have a 1500 and have plowed with it for 13 years I've replaced the trans I put a bigger cooler with a temp gauge ive got 92k on it and still running strong
  5. mdsnowremovalpw

    mdsnowremovalpw Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    thank you for the the info. I like dodge trucks have one with 500,000 and i had to retire it to the farm and was in the market for a new lower mile one and found one with a plow and thought that i could make some extra money.