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what truck would you buy

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by fisher36, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. fisher36

    fisher36 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    1999 Ford F350 XL 4X4 - $7200

    Reg cab, 8 ft. bed, V-10. auto trans/OD, 78K miles, 8 ft. minute mount Fisher plow,well maintained, has a few bruise and scratches, otherwise solid and runs good, cloth seats, CD player, tow hitch with electric brake hook up, Vanguard contractor rack, warning light on rack, Ford bed liner.

    Very clean'97 Chevy 2500 HD 4 x 4 Truck - $6500

    t. New bed liner, Cooper Tires, Extra heavy duty spring package,electric brake control for towing. Truck has 90K miles mostly highway. Interior is very clean. This truck has a lot of power.

    Which truck do you think is the best one?
    I plan on using it for carpenter work and snowplowing.
  2. soccerlawn

    soccerlawn Member
    Messages: 56

    Has the chevy been used for plowing?
  3. fisher36

    fisher36 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    fisher 36

    It has plow mounts on it in the picture but there is no information on if it plowed or not. I'm having trouble posting the pictures
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

  5. yancy

    yancy Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    I would say the chevy but thats because I am a fan of GM and do not like the V10's
  6. fisher36

    fisher36 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    fisher 36

    yes it is.
  7. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    get the chevy the ford V10s dont have enough power to get out of there own way. i dont know why some people say they have so much power the one i use sounds like its going to blow up and with a full load it takes about 30-40 seconds to get up to 60 mph.
  8. fisher36

    fisher36 Junior Member
    Messages: 18


    How long do you think the chevy will last if well mantained?
    Do you think thats a good price?
  9. bosslover

    bosslover Member
    Messages: 83

    the ford v-10s have tons of power i wouldn't buy that garbage can Chevy you have to have the heavy duty spring kit just to even think about hauling what a ford can haul and plus the super duty is two years newer and less miles should be a no brainer, buy the ford that super duty will push snow like no tomorrow. imo get the super duty but its your choice and who cares if it takes a while for the v-10 to get to 60 its a truck not a hot rod hook a trailer up the super duty and to that chevy and that super duty will do circles around that truck and hookem up back to back ford will tow it around like there nothing there. buy the ford
  10. BulldogPS

    BulldogPS Member
    Messages: 35

    Do not buy a V10 unless you love to waste fuel, total gas hog. That Chevy will last a while, my buddy has almost that same truck with 135,000 miles and after a good tune up she was a rocketship, rippin the tires up at 30 mph, so that truck should have plenty of life left. As long as there are no rot holes and the interior is not disgusting its worth $6500. You may have to put a few bucks into it but that will only make it run better and last longer.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2008
  11. SnowplowingTom

    SnowplowingTom Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Buy Ford

    I own a 2004 f-250 crew cab with a 5.4 with a 8 foot fisher, Best combination! When plowing snow The truck has no problem with power. Also the ford has more clearance and when the plow is on the ride height doesn't drop nearly as much as the chevy.
    Your going to have to find a plow for the chevy and wiring so theres more money there.
    Your getting more truck for the buck with the ford! So do the right Thing.
  12. jimaug87

    jimaug87 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    so far the results have been pretty much contradictory and inclaclusive...

    good luck!
  13. soccerlawn

    soccerlawn Member
    Messages: 56

    I would say go with the ford because it already comes with a plow on it. But I would never want a V10, sucker is going to cost way to much in gas.....

    Messages: 56

    Snowplowintom is right the plow makes a big $ difference.
  15. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    enough said. buy the fordussmileyflag
  16. yancy

    yancy Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    The chevy has mounts does it come with the plow or could it come with a plow? if you look at the chevy check the cab corners, rockers, inside the wheel well, and the inside bottom of the doors those are the prone rust spots for those trucks.
  17. toyman

    toyman Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    I would buy the Ford. Three years newer, already has the plow, SOLID front axle. The fuel economy is going to be close with these trucks. The V-10 will have more power than the Chevy. It is a good price for that Ford.

  18. tanker6

    tanker6 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 39

    My 5.4 will get about 13-14 around town and about 16-17 on the highway. My old bosses truck same thing ex cab shortbed 4x4 with the v10 got about 12 around town and the same highway. with a trailer they're both terriable but the v10 will move a load faster. My dads suburban with a 350 could move mileage was about the same as my truck a bit more like 15. So fuel mileage should not be a vote either way. But you'll spend at least 1200 bucks if not more for a nice used plow for the chevy. Bring the 7200 for the ford but offer 6500 and work from there.
  19. Bibbo

    Bibbo Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    id say go for the ford., less miles, newer and already has the plow , rack and light. plus the ford sits higher than the chevy and is a one ton so it will hold the plow a little better
  20. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Every one I know that had a v10 had the motors blow up around 100,000 miles. 7 different friends of mine. Thought I would pass that info along.