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New plow / landscape truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rblake, May 16, 2009.

  1. rblake

    rblake Senior Member
    from dayton
    Messages: 293

    Had a unfortunate occurence last thursday. My 98 chevy 1 ton 4x4 diesel decided to go up in flames after an electrical short. Needless to say the truck is gone. Checked with chevy and all i can find are 6.0 gas engines with a snow plow prep, 4x4 etc. I would prefer a diesel. Looking at an 08 dodge with a cummins but have read about there problems. Any suggestions on a new truck?
  2. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    late 90's international with a dump box --- $12k or so in nice shape. Spend another $7k and put a big blade on ... one hell of a truck!!
  3. miltonplower

    miltonplower Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 160

    i'd go with the 08 cummins maybe a boss v blade on the front .
  4. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Umm what problems? Dodge setup is one of best setups for the money. They even fixed the mileage issue. Something Ford cant.
  5. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    My friend and my boss both have the new 6.7 cummins with the 6spd auto. Seem to be very nice trucks and pull like a freight train. My buddies barelly even noticed a 9500lb bobcat/trailer combo behind him. Boss has hauled 20k+ of cattle with his and said it pulled much better then the 6.0 pstroke farm truck could ever dream of. Both are still 100% stock with the dpf systems. About 13-15mpg town and 19-20 on the hwy for both.