Plowing with a 2000 1/2 ton 4X4

joed

Member
Location
Toronto, Canada
This has probably been discussed but I am looking at acquiring a 2000 1/2 ton GM 4X4 pickup with either an extended cab/short box or reg. cab/long box. The truck would have the 4.8L engine on it. Is it possible to plow with this set up (light residential/commericial use)

Thanks
 

Alan

PlowSite.com Addict
I'm sorry to be a bit short here, but this horse has been flogged to death. Look around you, I'll bet you see all sorts of small rigs plowing. Think about it, why COULDN'T you use a half ton?

This question comes up about once a month. The operator is far more of a factor than the model number on the truck.
 

Mick

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Maine
Yes. What type of plow? You will probably be ok even with the extended cab. Usually the dealer can tell you if their plow is recommended for your truck.
 

Mick

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Maine
To continue - Like Alan said, the operator is the big factor following having a frame and being a 4x4. In this case, though, you need to consider what effect the plow will have on your warranty. I would suspect none with a regular cab as long as you have a snow plow prep package. You could ask the dealer about putting a particular plow on the extended cab.
 
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