First year plowing....Im working for a guy now driving his new chevy 3/4 ton with a 8 ft western pro plow (great truck). Im looking down the road at buying my own truck and going into business for myself. I have 2 options, continue to work for this guy at $50 per hour w/ my truck (pays me $20 per hr now to drive his) or set up my own contracts. About the truck purchase I will have about 10k cash when I shop. Im trying to decide if I want to finance a new one or pay cash for what I can afford. I will be doing residential and a couple of sm-med parking lots. Do I need a 3/4 ton ? Is it worth the extra $ ? I would be willing to spend up to 25k for a new truck if it were worth the investment. Also, any thoughts on plows?