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Where to get a truck!!! What Truck??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Husky, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. Husky

    Husky Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Well, simple enough questions,,whats a good truck to start off in this business doing drives?

    if u like a truck u like a truck,,where do you get it,,,do you guys have a nice place you like to look online?

    can a f-150 silverado 1500 and trucks this size do this kind of work,,or must we climb higher?
  2. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    You would probably be best off getting a 3/4 ton or 1 ton if you plan on doing much work with it. A 1/2 will work but might as well spend a bit more money for beefier components and the ability to cary a bigger blade. I personaly would try to stay away from fords TTB front suspention and make sure you get a SFA if you go ford. Also manuals can suck for plowing.

    If you dont mind a road trip heading to a less rusty state may be a good option to get a better truck for less $. Here in IL at least finding a truck thats not rusting through can be difficult and they want a premium. This is for older modles anyway.

    Dont know your pricerange?
  3. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    I have an F-150, it works great with a 7'6" plow. I plow 37 driveways and the truck has pushed tons of snow, much more then you'd expect for a 1/2 ton. However i would not want to do any more then diveways with a 1/2 ton. If you plan on doing commercial then get a 3/4 ton. If you are going to be using a spreader than get a 3/4 ton. If you are using the truck mainly for work then get a 3/4 ton. If your looking for something that will be nice for small drives, ok to drive around all the time and will push some snow then get a 1/2 ton.

    I like to look around on autotrader.com, never liked any other auto websites. Don't like vehix and while some like it I think ebay is useless for finding trucks, you may find some good used plows though.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2004
  4. Bchlawns

    Bchlawns Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 147

    2500 HD chevrolet- 8' Western Pro/Ultra mount
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    if your just starting out get a chevy or gmc with 5.3 v8 they come built to order with snowplow prep and trailering
  6. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    all I can say is...........FORD !!!!!!!
  7. sbrennan007

    sbrennan007 Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    Cummins Turbo Diesel

    Go with the Dodge Ram 2500 and you will not be disapointed. I have had Fords for years and the Ram 2500 with the Cummins Turbo Diesel is the strongest truck on the market today.
  8. thundercat99

    thundercat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    here is an idea dually diesel exteded cab match it up with a blizzard 8-10 and some pretty rotating yellow lights

    what a setup

    chevy of course good luck this year boys
  9. Tim C

    Tim C Member
    Messages: 70

    Just traded in my dodge 1998 2500-v-10, for a chevy 2500hd/allison 8.1 big block attached my own 8' fisher mm

    Can't wait till the snow flys!!!!

    Tim C LET IT SNOW!!!!!!:drinkup: