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Old 07-28-2013, 07:47 PM
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My New 2013 Silverado 1500



Looking at putting a Fisher HT plow on this but nervous to cut the front bumper.

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Old 07-28-2013, 07:55 PM
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Truck looks good.
That front bumper is pretty cheap if you ever decide to take the plow off.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:30 PM
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Good to know. I have see one done before and it came out OK. It really depends on the installer and if he/she takes their time. Really don't want some hack with a sawzall cutting the bumper and leave uneven, jagged edges. Anal, I know but its also a 43k dollar truck and still want it to look nice.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:24 PM
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nice looking truck good luck with it
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:44 PM
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nice looking truck good luck with it
Thank you!
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:49 PM
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Should be good to you, got a 2011 1500 crew. 23k and change on the odometer, not a problem. Those Dueler A/T RH-S's are pretty decent in the snow too.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:54 PM
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Should be good to you, got a 2011 1500 crew. 23k and change on the odometer, not a problem. Those Dueler A/T RH-S's are pretty decent in the snow too.
Good to hear. Very happy with the purchase so far. Coming from a 2005 Mazda 3, this is a big change, pun intended. Called JC Madigan for a quote on Fisher HT...4k!!!! not including tax. ouch!
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:01 PM
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Awesome truck man best of luck with it!
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:26 PM
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I think you better off with a fisher sd 7'6" imo
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:35 PM
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Fisher's website says HT or homesteader only. Would be lucky to find a dealer to install a plow that isn't "recommended" by the mfg. for the type of truck.

My dad has a HT on his 2002 K1500 Reg Cab and it works great. From what I gather, the SD is a chain lift, a bit shorter and has a poly cutting edge. Any other differences?
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:43 PM
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The fisher sd is a chain lift, little more weight, has less of a cutting angle so as not to chatter so much. It also has a much better center leg as to the ht left side leg that fold up.
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I think you better off with a Fisher SD 7'6" IMO
I agree, I think you are a lot better off with a Fisher SD than a HT.
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I have an HT and I don't see how the chain lift is any better. I like the cylinder lift, plow doesn't bounce as much and the HT is a little lighter.
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Congrats on your new truck! My BOSS installer did the best he could when he cut my truck's front. It came out OK. Gotta do it to have the mount on it, oh well.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:41 AM
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Congrats on your new truck! My BOSS installer did the best he could when he cut my truck's front. It came out OK. Gotta do it to have the mount on it, oh well.
Do you have any pics of your setup and truck side setup?
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:51 AM
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Do you have any pics of your setup and truck side setup?
Have you ever installed a plow? It is real easy on a GM. This would allow you to take your time and do a good job. We just either a utility knife or tin snips to cut the plastic, works great. Look into the plows, some require very little cutting, I think Western might be the least.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:55 AM
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I have never installed a plow before and honestly would rather have the company do it as their work is warrantied.

I just got a call back from another dealer and they said the Chevys "snap" when taking the plow off because of the front bumper. Fisher actually recommeds cutting from the tow hooks all the way across the license plate to the other tow hook and remove that piece of bumper. They don't do this because it makes the front of the truck look like crap.

Anyone with a current fisher plow on their late model 1500 hear this "snap" when taking their plow off?
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:32 PM
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I'd cut mine myself if I end up putting mounts on it. I'd just go tow hooks all the way down.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:20 PM
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Anyone with a current fisher plow on their late model 1500 hear this "snap" when taking their plow off?
Common with all the new Chevy's, not just half ton. The license plate bracket hands low, when you back out of the blade the rear cross piece on the plow frame hooks it, once you back up a few inches the plastic "snaps" back into place.

Haven't had issue's with them, though I would be a little concerned when it's cold, not sure how brittle that plastic would get, and if it would "snap" back or "snap" off!

Someone else mentioned the cheap jack leg on the HT's, Fisher finally fixed that. Not the same leg as the other plows, but now it's 2 legs and much easier than the old setup.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:36 PM
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I know you're in Mass but any Snoway dealers around?
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