General Truck Tech Do you have a question that doesnt apply to a certain make or model, ask it here!

Best truck for snow plow blading

Old 09-28-2014, 09:57 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 1
Question Best truck for snow plow blading

Hi folks- new here- just have one question-

Which trucks are best for doing snow plow work with a blade up front? I will eventually need to get one for this, to plow 1/2 mile of gravel road at 4000 ft in the California Sierras. I figure I'll get a used full sized pickup like maybe an F350 or the like. Do some of the older models have trannies that won't take this kind of use? Some models that are better for this kind of thing? Leaving it in 4wd low, pounding back and forth against snow banks- can't be easy on a transmission. Are some better for this kind of thing than others?

I figure I should get an automatic rather than clutch, cause of all the back and forth. Sound right?

And I'm wondering if diesel would be significantly better than gas for the low end torque?

Thanks in advance
Old 09-29-2014, 08:13 AM
In2Trux's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Northern Ont
Posts: 1,743

Your right, automatic over standard transmission for plowing, do to the amount of back forth loaded driving will decrease the life of the clutch.

Diesel is good in the sents that plowing a half mile road would be easy on it's drive train. The truck would just need a tuner to adjust the turbo lag
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Forum
11-04-2012 02:02 PM
Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Forum
10-29-2012 07:25 PM
Dodge Dakota Forum
12-13-2009 11:31 PM
Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Forum
01-12-2008 07:28 AM
Automotive Parts for sale
08-22-2007 10:32 AM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Best truck for snow plow blading

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.