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Whats your choice's for Truck and plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Fourbycb, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    I am taking a general survey
    Whats the perfect setup in your opinion for a truck and plow and sander
    If you had a unlimited budget what would be your choices
  2. john m stauffer

    john m stauffer Member
    Messages: 30

    Ford trucks, Blizzard plows (power plows)
    Sectional box plows
    JD equipment
  3. pjnlandscape

    pjnlandscape Member
    Messages: 48

    Ford Diesel Trucks (at least one ton if not F450 Dump)
    Fisher Stainless Straight Blade
    Fisher Sanders
  4. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    Ford Diesel 1 ton dully
    western plow
    sander I am looking for the answer too.
  5. rcr4w

    rcr4w Member
    Messages: 39

    wow I am surprised with all the ford answers my 2008 f450 with the 6.4 diesel was a piece of crap since the day I bought it had all kinds of power when it was running!! towed to the shop 7 times in 32,000 miles Which really sucks considering the truck I had before that was awesome a 2001 f350 it had the 7.3 I got 200k out of it without anything but maintenance.
    Anyway mine would be a GMC c4500 duramax 4x4 blizzard power plow and a henderson stainless spreader
  6. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Dually in the back, diesel and an axle in the front, 9 foot plus Vee plow....
  7. Lugnut

    Lugnut Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Chevy or GMC 3500 SRW, 9.5' Fisher Extreme V, 2 Yard Hiniker Sander
  8. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    I guess I can't say Dodge with a Hiniker since that what I have. I would like to try a new Chev 3500 reg SRW with a Western Wideout.
  9. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 926

    all ford trucks all western plows and all western salters payup
  10. justinizzi

    justinizzi Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    Ford trucks and fisher v plows and fisher sanders
  11. countryboy1365

    countryboy1365 Member
    Messages: 93

    Gm trucks meyer plows
    Jd CAT equipment
  12. BigLou80

    BigLou80 Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    Totally depends on what I am trying to do.

    My 2500HD with a fisher V plow has been great, I can think of dozens of local guys who will tell you the same thing. It's a good general purpose truck/plow. tighter turning radius then the ford, better visibility then the ford and a longer lasting front end.

    If I was doing mostly small driveways nothing will beat a short wheel base truck or jeep with a smaller plow. The extra manuverability will more then make up for the smaller plow.

    If I was focusing on roads and larger parking lots I would go with a dually long bed truck

    Since money isn't an issue might as well get the duramax/allison option
  13. V_Scapes

    V_Scapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,072

    Im more than happy with my mason dump right now.
    But id love to have a western midweight on my 1500 for driveways. or a ram 2500 hemi with a pro plus on it.
  14. BlackBirdWS.6

    BlackBirdWS.6 Member
    Messages: 82

    General Motors trucks, Meyer Plows
  15. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Ford/Boss as a generic answer. What truck and plow depends on the lot like you said.

    This is my first year with a vbox salter and so far it's worked fine(Salt Dogg poly) so I guess I'll say Salt Dogg...

    For some properties a skidsteer and push box/blade or bucket would get the nod over any truck.
  16. blee1ash

    blee1ash Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Truck - Ford f-350 with Cummins Diesel.
    Plow - Hiniker v-plow with Boss XT Wings.
    Sander - whatever the guy I hire to do it has.
  17. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Yugo with carboard/ductape plow..

    Or Ford truck/Meyer plow....
  18. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Ford Trucks
    Boss / Blizzard Plows
  19. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,598

    Plow and sander I go with a 4500 or 5500 truck, preferable Dodge or a Ford since GM doesn't have anything in that size. With Fisher XLS or Western Wideout. Equifab Salter, electric and Stainless Steeel.
  20. rcr4w

    rcr4w Member
    Messages: 39

    GM does make a 4500 and a 5500 because I own one of each