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Tell us about your new truck!!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Fawcett, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Fawcett

    Fawcett Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Have you bought a new truck with in the past 2 years?

    If so tell us about it!

    What do you like? What do you dislike? What would you have changed if you had to go through the process again?

    Also if you can, post some pics!

    Thank you,

    Fast Freddie
  2. Fawcett

    Fawcett Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    PS: The reason I ask is because I am looking to buy a new 3/4 to 1 ton truck and I am having the hardest time deciding between a Ford & Chevy. In either case, I am looking for a Reg Cab/8ft bed with 4x4.

    I will use the truck to haul my landscaping equipment during the spring/summer/fall and plow with it in the winter. Please help me make a decision!
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Me first,me first!!!

    Go Ford with a Boss V plow!

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Toyota rav 4 with a 6 foot snow way plow is the way to go.
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    A step up fro a Dodge with a Curtis on it.:D
  6. Whitey

    Whitey Member
    Messages: 44

    My recent purchase was a 2011 Ford reg cab XLT with a Wideout haven't plowed with it yet but I am sure I will love it. (last truck was a 2000 Ford reg cab with a 810 pp) Not much of a change just 11 years newer and the payment to go with it.
  7. BOSSMAN21

    BOSSMAN21 Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! :laughing::laughing::laughing:
  8. BOSSMAN21

    BOSSMAN21 Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Just bought a 2004 GMC 2500HD with the duramax. Love it!
  9. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    Either truck will serve you well with limited problems. Buy whichever you enjoy driving even after the payment
  10. downtoearthnh

    downtoearthnh Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Got an '11 GMC 25000HD with a Duramax and installed an 8'6" Boss VXT. Have an '08 GMC 3500HD single rear wheel also. The '11 has a full box frame, as opposed to the rail frame on the '08, which cracked last winter. The new truck, according to the public relations campaign from General Motors is "plow capable" OK.......
  11. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 594

    Plowsite should add a "like" button just like the one on facebook.
  12. EquityGreen

    EquityGreen Member
    Messages: 33

    We use 2 05 gmc duramaxs with new 8.6 western v's with wings, ballast, timbrens. I also bought a new wide out for our 07 Chevy 3500 diesel. It hasn't snowed yet, getting a bit worried. Got a lot of cash tied up in.brand new equipment... I love the chevys BTW just my 2 cents.
  13. allaspects10

    allaspects10 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    11 silverado hd 2500 6.0 gas leveling kit and mounted my meyer md2 off my old duramax 8' straight commercial poly wish i had the bucks for a boss but rather have a chevy than a Found On Road Dead
  14. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    If you want to put 4500lbs in the back go with a 1 ton ford or GM.ussmileyflag
    If you want to put 3500lbs in the back go with a 3/4 ton 2500HD tymusic
    If you want to put 2500lbs in the back go with a 3/4 ton F250 Thumbs Up
  15. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 594

    Actually, an f250 has payload capabilities up to 4290 pounds. Chevy is much below that. and if you want to actually look up the numbers Thumbs Up so if you want a heavy duty truck, get a ford. If you want a car that looks like a truck, get a chevy. lol JK i like chevys too
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011
  16. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Seems there is a way to special order or retrofit the F250 up as you specify but the vast majority of builds won't have it.
  17. Weenuk

    Weenuk Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    2005 Tundra had I had to upgrade the suspension to plow. Truck came factory with a 3 inch rake which needed to be eliminated. So just changed the entire suspension to Rancho Quick Lift with MYRide. Tundra is still considered a half ton so has limitations. Do tow a 10ft dump trailer for my lawncare and have not had a concern doing this. Its a great truck that shall last many years and is a good size for residential plowing.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011
  18. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 852

    Get a Ford F250 with a Boss Straight Blade! ;)
  19. Hotdog1922

    Hotdog1922 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    2011 GMC Denali HD Duramax with 8'6" Fisher SS Vplow
  20. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    not a Ford or Chevy but pretty:D