I just wanted to add that I used to plow years ago and remember paying $ 2,500.00 for a NEW Meyers plow including installation. Since when did they feel they could charge these outrageous prices for the same product.
I have always found plowing to be a huge pain in the stones, once I plowed for 22 hours straight without sleep. Now I crank up my big ariens blower and do the driveway whenever I feel like it. Usually 2 days after it snows lol. After all I do have 4 wheel drive.
I wouldn't buy anything in the price range you want to spend. You will end up with junk!
Thats why I'm looking at a loan. I seen some nice trucks for 11-$16,000. I think I'm going to take the drive to look at the 2005 f350. If we get no snow for another month I can buy it in cash. lol.
Originally Posted by turf&tree
I was thinking about plowing until I got the estimates for plow equip starting at $ 4,800 minimum.
The plow places are riduclous with their prices and install fees. I was considering buying the blade separate since theres nice ones for cheap. So I called the shops they wanted $1400 for the truck side with no plow and another $500 for install. I did find one shop with a used fisher for $2500 installed. The only problem is the only truck I like from a private seller is a 2004 f350 for $8000. So its only $500 less then the dealer with the 2005 with a boss plow.
I'm not even to worried about the loan no more since I can pay it off before spring comes.
Has anyone installed a plow? How difficult is it and what equipment would you need to do it?
I have never installed a plow or even needed one. But a quick google search leads me to believe I could install one with little to no problem.
They are fairly simple in operation. If you are mechanically inclined with a bit of experience I doubt it would be bad. I think the problem for some people would be a place to do the work/ lack of tools. Installing in your driveway may be intimidating.
So I been searching all over for a truck. I bought a 94 f350 dump with the 7.3 but it overheated on the way home. So I returned it!
I see a lot of 5.4 but my buddy says there not good for heavy work.
I stopped looking for trucks with plows because there beat.
I did find a 04 f250 with the 6.0 diesel for 8,399. I know ford had some problems with this engine but it seems to be hit or miss. What you think? Go for the 6.0 or take a chance on the underpowered 5.4? I really do need the fuel economy. This seems to be the best bang for buck.
I did find a 04 f250 with the 6.0 diesel for 8,399. I know ford had some problems with this engine but it seems to be hit or miss. What you think? Go for the 6.0 or take a chance on the underpowered 5.4?
Have you driven the 6.0? How do you feel it is operating?
A lot of members seem to not be fans of the diesel engine for pickups. Especially in the colder climates, but maybe it will be alright for you.
How much more snow are you expecting this year? I wish you luck finding a good used truck, I don't think people get rid of them if they are still good LOL.
shouldnt get to much more snow but I'm to dependent on a sub. Right now this guy doesnt show and my reputation is on the line.
I was going to hold off on installing the plow. I figure I can find a sweet deal on a v when the season is over.
I need this truck to replace my 1/2 ton. The truck is underpowered and never gave me the mpg being overworked like that. So I need a good power/fuel combo for this upcoming season. I have a dump truck thats plenty powerful that get 5-8 mpg and I obviously dont want to use it for mowing.
I read some horror stories with the 6.0 powerstroke but also found others perfectly happy. So I was curious if anyone here had any luck with them.