Chevy 1500 or F250 for a plow truck?

I’ve been needing a vehicle of my own now for almost 2 years. Just got my license in 2009 and still havent had a truck of my own. Now i dont care about the emissions control the Gov’t is ordering and i hated the Obama admin for the Cash for Clunkers (Biggest waste of time and money ever!!!) and i dont care about fuel economy. The Chevy 1500 has i believe a Western 6′ plow. Its straight piped, dual exhaust, carburated, its a 1988 4×4 ext cab short bed. The F250 has a Western 6’6" or 7′ i dont remember. Its 4×4 standard cab (3 man cab) 8′ box with a Tommy lift gate. The hubs on it were just replaced. The rear gas tank needs some work or possibly the transfer switch needs to be replaced.

Reason why im asking is my friend is trying to sell me the 1500 but i just don’t trust him do to personal issues. The F250 was and still is used at my dad’s work. The company that he works for kinda doesn’t need it anymore. The problem i have with the 1500 is its dual exhaust straight pipe. I would have to fork over like for mufflers. The transmission was just replaced in it since the plow jockey that used it didnt come to a complete stops before jamming the tranny in reverse consequently destroying the gears. Another thing is since its a lighter truck and with light suspension im thinking the suspension could be really worn down.
The F250 has only like 47,000 miles on it its a 1994 with the 351 Windsor V8. The truck has had a rough life. The body has some rust on it.

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2 Responses to Chevy 1500 or F250 for a plow truck?

  1. roughboy68oh August 2, 2010 at 4:46 am #

    A plow is a big strain on the front suspension and drive train of any truck. Generally though, a 3/4 ton is better than a 1/2 ton no matter what, but, especially when mounting a plow. Since it is owned by a Business, I would tend to think the F-250 is probably better maintained as well. Get the Ford.

  2. Colin August 2, 2010 at 4:46 am #

    Get the Ford