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Poll: What brand truck do you plow with

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by BHLC, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. BHLC

    BHLC Member
    Messages: 43

    Simple question, what do you use as a plow vehicle?
  2. zlssefi

    zlssefi Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    Gmc/ chevy

    I run a fleet of gmc and chevrolet vehicles ranging from a reworked 1971 k2500 all the way up to a 2011 2500hd. The best thing I love about them is that even with a span of 40 years in the fleet parts are still readily available!

    LDULIN Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    all fords F350 TD F250 V8S 4-F350s 1 f250 and 0ne ford dump truck
  4. BHLC

    BHLC Member
    Messages: 43

    Common problems?
  5. BHLC

    BHLC Member
    Messages: 43

    Common problems?
  6. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    I've run OBS fords and more recently all Dodge trucks. No issues with any of them except routine maintenance associated with plowing. I bought the ford needing a torque converter but $400 later never gave me another issue.
  7. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 752

    Ford here. No issues.
  8. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    3 GMCs and a Chevy. One 3/4 ton and a half ton, 2 SUVs
  9. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    4 80's chevys, all reworked and good to go
    1 05 dodge
  10. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    Old dodge in my signature, and I spent the last year fixing everything it needed.... and I mean everything I could do myself.. All I need now is to install new backup lights that I'll be cutting into the rear bumper.

    I'm just waiting for snow at this point
  11. downtoearthnh

    downtoearthnh Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    In 30 years of Plowing, I have run Fords, GMC and Chevy. The reality of the newer trucks is that in the effort to meet mileage targets, the integrity of the vehicles has been compromised when they are worked hard for commercial plowing. I had a 2008 GMC 3500HD single rear wheel with an 8 foot plow and cracked the frame. My 2011 replacement GMC, a 2500HD now boasts a box frame, rather than the rail frame that was under the 2008. General Motors stated there were no problems with the rail frame, just updated the trucks. Okay.....
    New to me this year is the Fuso, hopefully it will plow as well as it pulls and hauls a load.
  12. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Ford, wouldn't buy anything else.
  13. A.M.Canfora

    A.M.Canfora Member
    Messages: 50

    Fords here, never really had any issues besides the normal wear and tear that any work truck you plow with usually has
  14. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,343

    2004.5 chevy duramax pu,05 gmc 4500 4x4 dump ,99 international 4700 dump,bobcat 773
  15. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Chevy 6.0l gassers, ford diesels in the drw dumpys
  16. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,306

    I own every brand, but if I had to rank them:

    1 Dodge
    2 GM
    3 Ford
  17. snoboss

    snoboss Member
    Messages: 58

    5 gmc, 5 chev 1 dodge cummins Chevrolet bought me to the dance so to speak
  18. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    The simple fact is this-the big 3 know how to build trucks. Its all they really did for years since their truck sales supported the companies. It wasn't until the recession when they shifted attention to their cars.

    You'll be happy with whatever you choose, they'll all break something, so its all your personal preference or the best deal you can find.
  19. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,372

    2002 Chevy 1500 4x4 4.8L regular cab 8' box 7.5' Fisher SD (My Truck)
    2010 Toyota Tundra 4x4 4.6L double cab 6.5' box 7.5' Fisher SD (Dad's Truck)

    I like the Toyota better than the Chevy, it has better traction and quite a bit more power.
  20. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 220

    Ford Super Duty 7.3 Powerstrokes for me...