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Plowing without Plow PKG.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by WolfLandscaping, May 20, 2009.

  1. I was wondering what is your take on buying a truck with no factory installed plow pkg?
    Good or bad?
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    What kind of truck?

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    older trucks I would not worry about it..

    newer trucks i would not think about it.
  4. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    Plow prep is the last thing I'd worry about................unless warranty is your concern.
  5. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Only one of our 4 trucks has a plow prep package... never any problems they are all newer trucks ranging from 2000-2004 models.

    I wouldn't worry about it unless it's under warranty, if it's a diesel it should have the heavier front end anyway.
  6. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Plow Prep packages generally consist of things to prevent premature failure of things like the transmission, engine, alternator, battery and/or front end components. So it's a matter of when you want to start paying repair bills because you overheated your engine/transmission etc. Or would you rather put out a few hundred now for coolers, fans, bigger alternator etc?
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Ditto ...........
  8. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Get a 3/4 ton or larger and don't worry too much about the plow package.
  9. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I don't worry about plow prep pkg.