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plowing with a 1500 series chevy

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by sandhauler4710, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. sandhauler4710

    sandhauler4710 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Hello everyone,I am new to the board and am interested to learn. I have alot of time plowing but with company trucks. Usually f250 superduties which are great for plowing in my opinion. I have had a great deal come to me on a 2005 1500 silverado z71. 49000 miles with a 8ft hiniker plow that was barely used and in great condition. Would you guys recomend plowing with this? Am i getting into trouble purchasing this truck? Truck shows no sign of abuse was owned by a older man that took pretty good care of it. When the truck was used for plowing it was only used for driveways. I would have to take a loan out to pay for the truck and I plan on using it to plow every winter. I just dont want to get myself into trouble. Thanks in advance,the knowledge would be greatly appreciated.
  2. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Driveways and small lots, it should work good. What are they asking for the package??
  3. sandhauler4710

    sandhauler4710 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    16,000 plow fiberglass bed cover bed liner what do you think? I think its a pretty good deal. Thanks for the input also appreciate that.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2010
  4. Zigracer

    Zigracer Member
    Messages: 34

    I've plowed residential for ten years using 1/2 ton truck and just went back to one. I'm easy on my equipment and I've never had a problem. Seems like a good deal.
  5. sandhauler4710

    sandhauler4710 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks again,I plan on taking great care of the truck. There is a lot of good information on this site glad I came across it. I'm hoping next season will have as much snow as this season on long island. We had a couple pretty good work genarating storms.
  6. bru z71

    bru z71 Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    i have the same truck yr z71 same thing but i have 60,000 this was my 2nd winter with my own truck i do a few drive ways for family and i sub out i have a 7.6 hd i wish i put a 8 ft on whats 6 more inchs weight wyes but ya it not bad i just take my time
  7. gas man

    gas man Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I have been running a 8ft for a few years with no probs. Just be smart and don't try to do to much.
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    16G for a six year old half ton and plow? Is the plow six years old too? I would shop around I think. What cab/trim level?
  9. gas man

    gas man Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    if it helps my buddy bought the same truck no plow with 140k for just under 9500 at auction. The word that i heard is that the truck market is not falling off like it normaly does.
  10. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    140K on a 1/2 ton plow truck used commercially spells disaster!:mechanic:
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    He said no plow.......:D
  12. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    I just turned over 180k today on mine. It seems fine and it's not had an easy life.