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Old 12-17-2009, 03:07 PM
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Plow application options

I've been out of the plowing business the last 3 years and miss it. I got rid of my old plow truck, a '00 F250 with a Meyer plow that stopped at nothing. I now have a new body style Chevy 1/2 ton extended cab Z71 that does not have a plow prep package. Yet, I have seen many of these trucks lately with plows of varying manufacturers.

I am looking for advice on applicable brands, upgrades to the suspension / electrical system, and just plain old pros and cons that anyone has dealt with in plowing with the new style Silverado 1500. I have completed the application guides on the Meyer, Boss, SnoWay and Snow Dogg websites. Obviously, they all have a plow for my truck, it just doesn't seem like the truck is heavy-duty enough to handle 600+ lbs. on the front end. At the very least, I will put a leveling kit on the front before any plow.

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Todd
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:17 PM
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Dealer service and support is MORE important then brand.
Truck will do just fine...add plenty of ballast in the bed
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:43 PM
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i've got a customer who's running an '08 chebby 1500, he ran a blizard 7'6" straight without too much trouble.. even ran a 2 yard spreader in the back.. truck seemed to do ok.. it could used some help holding it up. but it plowed decient
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:07 PM
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new body chevy

I have seen many on here that have them. I can't say much for mine because my plow only weighs 250#. That 250# does not move my front end. As far as actually plowing, it does fine and mine is not geared for plowing. I have the 4.8l with 3.42 gears. I think if you put a leveling kit in the front and stick to the plows suggested you will have no problems. Commercially, it's alot of wear and tear on a 1500's transmission. I only plow my neighbors drive and mine. Just my $.02!
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:22 PM
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I just put a set of these Timbrens on the front of my 06 Chevy 2500hd. These Timbrens are an economical fix to front end sag. They replace the crappy bumpstops with a stronger rubber product. So when u raise the plow the frontend will sit on the heavy duty rubber bumpstops and won't give as much as the factory ones. It will also give you about 3/4" to an inch rise also. I got mine installed for about $240. I would have done it myself but the $35 install fee was no biggy. Hope this helps. Check out this link. http://www.truckspring.com/category.aspx?categoryID=285
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