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New Truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Snowpower, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    2008 Ram 3500 4 x 4

    I have it all lettered, commercial plates, dot numbers and all that now. Hesitant to post all that info on the net so heres a stock pic for now.

    Considering plow options and probably looking at a salt dog 2 yard electric spreader or similar.

    I like the Western Wide Out but theres no dealers within 50 miles of here and may go with a Boss V or Meyer Super V.

    Probably will stiffen the front end with timbrens as well.

    All depends on what the commercial bid packages look like etc and how much I want to tackle. I have a 99 Dodge with a plow and tailgate salter as well. I wasn't intending on putting gear on this truck, but can and may have too and want too if the work is right this season.

  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Love the white, sweet truck!! Congrats.
  3. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Thank you. I got a good price on it after a trade or two. I traded a JD 757 60 inch mower as part of the deal...lol Rebates, emp. discount.

    Still way too nice a truck to plow and salt with in my opinion but at the end of the day....Its a work truck, and needs to earn its keep.
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Are you sure it's big enough? LOL

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    god damn thats a sweet ass truck!!!
  6. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    holy crow. i like that truck. ill help you decide on a plow....Boss 9'2 VXT
  7. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    The quad cabs these days are longer than they used to be. I needed it to carry supplies, spill kits, tools etc etc. Or Id of bought the standard cab. I've been underpowered and have had payload issues in the past so I wanted to avoid that part. I carry a lot of weight in summer season too.
  8. nickv13412

    nickv13412 Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    that thing would look awesome with a 9-6 Xtreme V or a Blizzard 810 or 8611LP

    Sweet truck! congrats
  9. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Thats a very nice truck...congrats!:drinkup:
  10. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Thanks gang. I know the dually isn't the ideal plow truck but it will push a lot of snow and carry the salt. If I can find any. Or afford it. ugh
  11. itzkcatz

    itzkcatz Member
    from CT
    Messages: 63

    Boss is my choice, go with a 9 footer if your doing big lots
  12. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 889

    snoway megablade series. Nice truck.
  13. fordboy

    fordboy Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    9.2 boss with the boss wings, and you will be surprised at how well that dually plows, you wont even use 4 wheel drive as near as much.
  14. SnoFarmer

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

    Now you will want to keep it this way.
    Soooooo when you repair it.
    Don't use any J.B.Weld...:nono:
  15. Enzo

    Enzo Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    I am going to agree with everyone on the Boss Plow, the truck is very nice, it had to cost alot.
  16. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    What's big and white and sleeps 6? Snowpowers truck. LOL J/k
  17. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    nice rig and good choice of color :drinkup:
  18. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Had I had my druthers Id of goten the standard cab. Much more manueverable, but like I said I just need more indoor storage for all my gear, and eventually....next spring, it will have a spray rig in it too so a bed rail box wouldnt cut it.

    And I could have gotten away without the dually but ever since I was a kid I wanted one, and I do carry several tons on occassion and 1 ton or more a lot of times so payload and stability is important even though the payload capacity isn't that much bigger on a 1 ton over a 3/4 ton.

    Its roughly 2800 pounds for both trucks.
  19. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Id prefer black but it's a rolling billboard for the business. Looks clean and professional. Plus it really does hide the dirt. Im anal about washing my stuff and keeping it nice but there were several times already I said....yeah I can tell it's got a haze of road grime etc and needs bath, but from 20 feet away it looks pretty damned fine.

    Ive never owned a white vehicle before but its true what people say about the dirt.

    Ill be adding a Pace 16-17 foot enclosed V-Nose trailer next year all lettered up.

    Wont be able to miss me then. Its a great marketing tool in my opinion.
  20. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Np man......i have a question why is a dually not ideal for plowing? I dont want to change ur thread...........jw!:salute: