Would a 3/4 or 1 ton truck be better?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by NYH1, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
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    You really do not see ST's much anymore. The base model on most dealer lots will be the SXT. The SXT has a base package with things like power doors, locks, mirrors, and heated mirrors. It will have cruise and a CD player. The resale value of an SXT is much better then an ST even thought you will pay about the same for both. Gas HD Rams have a really bad resale and if you go to a 3500 SRW it will only get worse because the cost per mile to operate is not very good.

    HD Ram sales are around 90% plus in favor of the oil burners. GMC/Chevy favors the gassers more then Ram or Ford. If you want a truck you won't be stuck with for life and gas is your thing I would ponder the GM's. They will hold their value much better. Good luck, hopefully you make a ton of money and can throw down for a beastly 6.7 big C under the hood.
  2. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Seems reasonable.

    For me, I'd have to consider a crew cab for the extra storage and leg room. It'll come in handy, especially if one were to have helpers.
  3. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Messages: 6,825

    If you're keeping your 1500 Ram for personal use, why not get a 1-ton(or larger) dump for work?
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  4. NYH1

    NYH1 LawnSite Member
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    I haven't seen a SXT on a dealers lot, or on the road for that matter around here in years (and back then the SXT was just a "tad" fancier ST, not even a SLT). They're either ST's, SLT's, Big Horn's or Laramie's.

    On reason I want a ST/Tradesman model is for the manual lever operated 4x4 system over the electric operated 4x4 system. I'm not to worried about resale, I keep trucks along time and used gas 3/4 and 1 ton 4x4 trucks are very popular and always wasn't in my area, be it GMC/Chevy, Dodge or Ford.

    Thanks, NYH1.
  5. NYH1

    NYH1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I want the 8' bed, but don't want the truck to be any longer then a regular cab long box truck is. At this point and at least for a while this setup should work fine.

    Thanks, NYH1.
  6. NYH1

    NYH1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Maybe getting a dump insert that could be put in and removed could be an option down the road. However, I want a regular pickup truck. Definitely not a dual rear wheel set up.

    Thanks, NYH1.
  7. NYH1

    NYH1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I finally got my new truck. It's a 2015 Reg. Cab 2500 Tradesman, 4x4. It's awesome. The new 6.4L Hemi with the 4:10 gears is a big step up in performance from my other truck, my '07 Ram 1500 Quad Cab short box 4x4 with 5.7L Hemi and 3:92 gears.

    I only got on like the owners manual said to, a few short full throttle accelerations up to the speed limit. It rides pretty good for a 3/4 ton, not like the old ones that's for sure. I just have to figure which Fisher Plow I'm going to get. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get the 8.5' Xtreme V.

    Here are some of the opinions-
    6.4-Liter V8 Mid Duty HEMI MDS Engine
    Popular Equipment Group
    Snow Chief Group
    Chrome Appearance Group
    Protection Group
    Power and Remote Entry Group
    4.10 Rear Axle Ratio
    Rear Sliding Window
    Trailer Brake Control
    5th Wheel / Gooseneck Towing Prep Group

    Can't wait to push snow, NYH1!
  8. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Have you considered Hiniker plows? They have some pretty innovative stuff. There's a dealer in the Chicago area who has a ton of videos on YT showing them in action.
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  9. AMC32

    AMC32 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Lincolnton, NC
    Messages: 1,503

    You waited almost 2 years from the time you started this thread til you bought a truck?! Good lord you must be the most patient person on earth

    Let's see some pictures anyways!
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  10. NYH1

    NYH1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I'm staying with Fisher. I have another truck that has a Fisher so I'll be able to use either plow on my trucks.

    Thanks, NYH1

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