2X4 or 4X4 dump for plowing

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by tjcezar, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 237

    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?
  2. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    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......

    ADLAWNCUTTERS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 191

    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.
  4. bam

    bam LawnSite Senior Member
    from .
    Posts: 261

    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.
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    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.


    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    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
  7. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    i forgot to mention. we only do commercial parking lots and roadways as well. No driveways or steep hills...
  8. phillylawnking1

    phillylawnking1 LawnSite Member
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