The largest advantage to purchasing a used plow truck is the lower price compared to a new version of the same model. Other benefits include the ability to purchase a truck with unique upgrades or customizations, access to older or discontinued models, and the comfort in knowing that the truck depreciates at a lower rate.
Used trucks have a significant amount of wear and usage compared to new models, which means the overall lifespan of the parts is less and the chance of mechanical issues is high. To compensate for these disadvantages, the trucks usually feature a significantly lower price, often thousands of dollars less than that of a new plow truck, making them more affordable to buyers. However, a buyer should always consider the potential cost of maintenance and repairs versus the money saved on initial sale price to determine the true value of the vehicle.
Similarly, because the used truck already has wear and tear, the buyer does not need to worry about the purchase decreasing in value at the same rate that a new truck would. Another benefit of purchasing a used truck is that many vehicles feature customizations or enhancements from the previous owner, which might normally not exist on a new model. Some of these modifications, such as a different plow or interior updates, would also carry a high price tag on their own.