Snowplow trucks are available for sale through sites such as Commercial Truck Trader, eBay, RealTruck.com and Craigslist. When looking at listings on these sites, buyers need to note whether or not they are for used or new trucks in order to determine the actual value of the sale.
The first thing a buyer needs to do when considering purchasing a snowplow truck is to decide if she wants a new or used truck. New trucks carry a greater degree of reliability along with a higher price, while used trucks are cheaper but come with a greater likelihood of damage or the need for repairs. Many classifieds and auction sites with listings for snowplow trucks contain filters that allow the user to view listings for only new or only used trucks, allowing a buyer to look only at the snowplow trucks most relevant to her needs.
If the buyer decides to purchase a used snowplow truck, she should focus on local sellers so that she can inspect the truck herself. The inspection needs to consist of a test drive, to make sure that the truck drives properly, and an examination of the plow's condition along with the condition of the mounting hardware.