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Thinking about geting a new truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Fiafighterdude, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    i need help desiding what brand and model of truck i should get any one have any ideas
  2. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    IMO, whoever gives you the best deal and service. They are all the same, as long as they push a plow and pull a trailer, there is no difference. You'll get the diehards here saying this and that, but this is my opinion. If you want to pay more for a certain name brand, then go for it. I bought a GMC this time (from having 3 previous F250's) cuz they gave the best deal.
  3. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    This is a ford Fan agreeing with this post lol..... a little to much to :drinkup: is what it is lol
  4. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    ive owned GMC, CHEVY , and FORD, and have worked them all commercialy

    i would say the ford f-350 with the 7.3 L PSD is a pretty powerful truck, but has been in the shop proubly over 12 times in the past 3 years and is very exspensive to fix

    the chevy and gmcs are pritty tough but not as strong, also ive never owned any in diesel thouhg, but when they do break and they also break but not as much as the ford, there not nearly as expesnive to repair...

    but if money wasnt an issue , id proubly have nothing other than ford f-550 dumps, and f-350 pick-ups both in diesel, but that if far to exspensive for my buget and uneeded for my company.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2008
  5. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    If you're going to plow with it I would suggest a 3/4 ton, regular cab with a 8' bed.
  6. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    yeah i was thinking some thing along those lines
  7. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I owned a chevy 3500 dually crew cab diesel. and i had a 1996 gmc 1500 sle ext cab with a 7 1/2 mm1. I bought this 2003 ford f-250 ext cab leather,cd 8 mm2 with 120kmi on it for $8,400. I had to put $500 into the 4/wd and $1000 into the head gaskets and some other work on the heads. I love the truck. Wish it had some more get up and go. But i will take care of that this spring. I like gmc and ford the most. I know someone who just bought an 08 tundra crew cab and he loves it so.
  8. BenW455

    BenW455 Junior Member
    from WV
    Messages: 19

    I would get something with a stright front axle. Ford or dodge 3/4 ton.
  9. Misch-Rman

    Misch-Rman Member
    Messages: 70

    i have had all of them, i would get the one with the best warranty because whatever you buy will breakdown eventually. they just don't make them like they use to!!!:drinkup:
  10. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    what are you using it for?? if it's for a sidewalk crew i would get a chevy 2x4 1500 with an 8 foot pickup bed and get a set of chains just in case. if your plowing drives i would get a chevy 2500 4x4 gas with very short flat bed and extra heavy rear bumper..... and if your going commercial i would go with the ford f550 diesel, 4x4,9 foot flat bed with extra extra heavy rear bumper, dual alts.....if your going for the street catagory i would pick a ford f 800 single rear, short wheel base
  11. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    i want a truck that has 4x4 and i want to put a fisher Xtreme V and a fisher poly-caster i like chevys and gmc's but i like the looks of the ford so im not shur any way thanks for helpingme try to deside butim still not shur whatiwant yet
  12. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    here the 3 that i like



  13. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    I say the dmax powered gmc. :nod:
  14. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Gmc or chevy. Either one is fine. Its just personal preference really. How I determined gmc over chevy is 3 reasons. 1. I like the local GMC dealer better than the local chevrolet dealer. 2. I like the GMC front end better than the chevy 3. Really doesn't matter and I'm splitting hairs here, but I like the gmc tail lights better than the chevy.

    Just as long as its not ford. You'll find reasons not to buy every kind of truck on this forum. And you'll find reasons to buy every kind of truck. Just fuiger out what dealer is best, what deal is best, and what truck you like the best. I, personally, bleed general motors orange. Even though the motors aren't orange anymore. But yanno just a fuiger of speech :)
  15. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    I'm with you. Get a gm truck. Those dmax's are quick in stock form.

    Now after I said that I have my eye on a 12v cummins. My 98 is starting to become to big of a money pit :mad:

    Its a toss up though, older cummins or save for a dmax. I got to drive an 07 classic cc/lb for a day and man it rode so nice and had plenty of power. To bad I felt like a bus driver when turning.
  16. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    The GMC with the Dmax. you wont regret it....unless the price of diesel keeps going up.
  17. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    put it in polls and let the member of plowsite vote and decide for you. start with make. model, engine, etc. etc. we can all build it;)
    dont forget to post a approx budget though. no point in having all of the members build it if you dont buy it and show us pics!!!
  18. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    i thinkim gonna go with the gmc
  19. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    do you really NEED the diesel?...fuel isn't cheap now and the "better" fuel economy of a diesel truck isn't making up for the cost of fuel with todays prices.
  20. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I agree diesel is 3.74 a gallon here and it is just gonna keep going up and up.