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Truck for Pushing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by nick858, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. nick858

    nick858 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 145

    I currently push with a Reg cab pickup. I would like to have an ext cab or even crew cab for daily driving, as well as pushing snow. How many of you push snow with a crew cab? How bad is the turning radius? We do small lots and driveways, keep that in mind.
  2. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    I use my ecsb for my own driveway and its about a foot longer wheelbase than my old 85 GMC reg cab long bed 4x4. Turns are a bit wider, but livable. I would guess that a crew cab is at least a half foot longer wheelbase than the xcab.
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I plow with a Crew Cab long box Dually. It is not fun. I would take a reg. cab long box any day. I plow mainly townhouse, high rise and schools so it is not a real problem. I think a extended cab short box would work well also. A reg. cab short box would be sweet but they only come in 1/2 tons.
  4. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Just for kicks I spent a little time at Edmunds to get some basic info on wheelbase. All trucks are variations on a 2002 2500HD Silverado LS 4wd.

    Truck wheelbase turning circle.

    rclb 133in 43.8ft
    ecsb 143.5in 46.8ft
    eclb 157.5in 50.8ft
    ccsb 153in 49.6ft
    cclb 167in 53.6ft

    Just for kicks, same year 1500 4wd

    rcsb 119in 40.7ft

    Glad to see my gut about the length difference rclb versus ecsb was about right. I would avoid cc trucks for plowing if you have tight spaces...the extra time spent maneuvering it around will cost you time and money...extra wear on your drivetrain making 17 point turns too.
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    put a 7.5 blade on it if your worried about tight driveways