View Full Version : 2X4 or 4X4 dump for plowing

09-13-2003, 10:27 PM
I am looking to buy a a dump truck and would like some info. Does anyone have a 2X4 dump they use for plowing snow? I see alot of them for sale but wonder how good they are in the snow. I definately need a dump but would like to also have a second truck for plowing and there are more 2X4 dumps with plows for sale and they are much cheaper. Basically do think a 2X4 dump is worth getting?

09-13-2003, 11:44 PM
We have two 2 wheel drive F 450 turbo diesel mason dumps. They both have 8.5 foot westerns and they each have a stainless Swenson spreader. Fully loaded they plow as if they were 4 wheel drive. When we had the 30+inches during the presidents day storm, we didn't have any problems. Our skidsteer got stuck more than our mason dumps......

09-14-2003, 04:48 AM
Here in buffalo we get some serious snow. So get the 4/4 don't waste your money with a 4/2.also the 4/4 has a lot higher resale value.You get what you pay for.

09-14-2003, 12:18 PM
we have 2x4 f450 psd. with traction tires and a pallet of deicer or a v box in the back, they do fine. we run 9' plows on them. they all made it thru the blizzard last year.

gene gls
09-14-2003, 03:17 PM
I have a 2x4 with a locking rear, 1 1/2 yrd sander and it won't push up hill. Even 2" of snow gives me trouble. On flat ground, its a tank.


09-14-2003, 05:22 PM
2 wheel is ok on flat parking lots 4*4 is a better all around truck for snow less chance of getting stuck i had a f-450 and it would get stuck in my driveway with no weight on it if it was full of weight it would go ok but would not turn and i had no plow on it didnt think it was worth the money get a 4*4 u will like it better
just my opinion

09-14-2003, 08:09 PM
i forgot to mention. we only do commercial parking lots and roadways as well. No driveways or steep hills...

09-14-2003, 11:51 PM
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