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What make of truck and why

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by slclawn, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. slclawn

    slclawn Member
    from IN
    Messages: 37

    What make of truck would you guys suggest for plowing and pulling i am looking for a diesel. I would like to hear what you have to say or your opinions. Thanks
  2. smoore45

    smoore45 Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Not this again, are you serious??? :dizzy:
  3. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    have you used the search method...this thread has been done several times
  4. Premier

    Premier Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    :laughing::laughing: thats what i was thinking...
  5. Santry426

    Santry426 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    I heard honda ridgelines make a great plow truck....
  6. chrisby316

    chrisby316 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    suzuki samarai with a 3 foot dump body. only way to go for larger commercial accounts.
  7. 04chevy2500

    04chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    john deere xuv!!! everyone here is going to be biased to 'their brand' and your never going to get a straight answer. specify if you are looking for a one-ton dump or a single wheel PU. what size plow? sander? how much weight are you towing? 10,000lbs?
  8. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

  9. smoore45

    smoore45 Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    :laughing::laughing::laughing: I love it!
  10. MattR

    MattR Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    Personally for pulling and plowing everything and anything, I would buy a FWD truck (FWD is the company name). They are made in Clintonville WI.
  11. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Get an 6x6!!!
  12. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    You joke, I once had an arguement with a female customer when we were talking about how my truck needed a xxx (I forget what it was, it was minor). She made a comment about my truck being old (the '90 GMC crewcab diesel dump) and said I should just replace it, her suggestion was....dum dum dum!!!! A HONDA RIDGELINE! :laughing: :laughing:

    I gave her one of those sick-dog kinda looks, laughed, and TRIED to explain that they were in no way even comparable and on she went about how they are the greatest truck on the road... sigh... I just said I'd look into one and see if it was in the budget, just to shut her up.
  13. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Yah I've heard those ridglines come standard with a kabicthayahoosa diesel!! Great stuffpurplebou
  14. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Osh Kosh or nothing.... Go big or go home..

    Use the search function. Where do you people come from? This question wouldn't go over well in a bar, it sure won't go over good on any board on the net.
  15. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    geo tracker...perfect sidewalk machine
  16. Santry426

    Santry426 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Well I took some time to think this over while at work today, I'm gonna have to change my mind and say you go with a KIA Sportage. Go strait to the deal and tell them you want the optional 9 foot Fisher M/C Blade, Don't take no for an anwser!
  17. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Toyota Prius- those electric motor's have 100% Torque at all RPM's.
  18. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    I was thinking something more to the effect of a mini-cooper....small, compact, great visibility..... with a nice 9' Fisher on the front- that' ought to do it!:laughing:
  19. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    You make a good point, i forgot how efficiant those were. Is it to late for me to change my answer?