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03 2500 Wanting A Plow

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by THEKNEEBITER, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. THEKNEEBITER

    THEKNEEBITER Junior Member
    from MA.
    Messages: 11

    hello,i am new to the forum. i have an 03 ram 2500 hemi with 4:10 posi ,automatic, regular cab,long bed with the plow prep package and have been looking into purchasing a plow. i am interested in a fisher 8ft with a fishstick control. is this a recomended plow and what should something like this cost installed? i live in mass. thanks.

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  2. sno-mover

    sno-mover Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    NICE truck , and yes an 8' fisher would work out great for you, with that truck.:waving:
     
  3. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
    from U.S.A.
    Messages: 1,106

    Very very nice truck you have there! That new look is growing on me. A Fisher plow is a great choice, alot of guys here use them. I cant comment on a price though, but Im sure somone else here probably could. Welcome to PlowSite! Mike :waving:
     
  4. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    The Fisher would work just fine.Also take a look at the new Western Pro plus.It's built like a tank.
     
  5. CamLand

    CamLand Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Nice truck,i'm picking my 3500 up next week.haven't seen many with units on them so i'll decide what to put on,my 98 2500 has 8ft western and works good.anyway when my truck arrives i'll post pix...
     
  6. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    3500 SRW??

    Cam , 3500 single rear wheel are hard to find on the dealers lots . Nice truck Kneebiter be careful of branches and snow covered whatever bending over waiting to scratch :(
     
  7. griffithtlc

    griffithtlc Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Welcome to Plowsite. "I swear I've seen a lot of cool stuff in my life, but that (truck) is AWESOME" (say outloud with Chris Farley expression):D
     
  8. CamLand

    CamLand Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    hey Bwhite,3500 single is what i'm getting took awhile to find for sure,but i'm sure it will be well worth the wait,pix coming soon...
     
  9. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    Kneebiter,

    I was just browsing through the dodge truck forum, and I found your post. I am not a dodge fan, but my son is. As too your question about an 8' Fisher, Yes it will work!!!!!!!!!

    I just installed an 8' Fisher XBLADE on my 2000 GMC 2500, and I bought the Fishstick controller.

    The XBlade is the way to go in MY opinion. They come in Stainless steel ( which I opted for) and a painted Mild steel.

    Figure on spending anywhere from $4,000 to maybe as high as $4,400 for one installed.

    I would also install Timbrens on the front end to help out with the additional weight of the XBlade.

    Here is what mine looks like

    my truckplow and driveway work 026.jpg
     
  10. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    another view

    my truckplow and driveway work 001.jpg
     
  11. Michael F

    Michael F Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Just had 8' Fisher HD, regular painted installed $ 3300 +tax. Really nice setup my father-in-law bought truck/plow he has always wanted one, used to plow where he worked(like for 20 years). I did all the negotiating for him got him a great deal, 2003 ex cab chevy 2500HD (pretty stripped) with plow $31000 +tax, before rebates. Truck came out below kelly blue book dealer cost.
     
  12. THEKNEEBITER

    THEKNEEBITER Junior Member
    from MA.
    Messages: 11

    everybody i called within 20 miles keeps trying to sell me a curtis plow. what happened to all the fisher dealers? and whats the story on these curtis plows??
     
  13. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    Everyone I talked to says that Curtis snowplows have several design problems.

    I would really do a search for a Fisher dealer in your area

    Even though my last name is Curtis I assure you I am not related to the plow company.:D

    Locate the Fisher engineering web page and locate a dealer near to you.
     
  14. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    I've seen some Curtis plows,and they seem to be OK.My main concern would be parts availablity.If you have a good local dealer with lots of parts,then they may be worth a shot if the price is really good.

    If the pricing is close to everything else,I'd go Western or Fisher,Boss,etc.Whoever has the best servicing dealer near you.
     
  15. pats plowing

    pats plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Curtis is located in my home town of worcester. I still have yet to see many plows out there tho. I drove by yesterday and saw a new F350 dump with one getting installed. This was on the way to test drive a cummins. I think i have found my new truck seeing as dodge will cover a plow on a crew cab long bed.
     
  16. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    THEKNEEBITER,

    If you would let us know what town you are from in Mass. or at least what big city you near there are guys on here spread around the state that could probably help you locate a Fisher dealer if that is the plow you want for that truck. Nice looking truck by the way!!:nod:
     
  17. THEKNEEBITER

    THEKNEEBITER Junior Member
    from MA.
    Messages: 11

    thanks for all the replys. i am located in needham ma.
     
  18. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    Fisher

    You should have a Fisher dealer near you . If not there is one in Hudson ,Ma
     
  19. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
    from U.S.A.
    Messages: 1,106

    Go to Fishers website, www.FisherSnowplows.com, and do a search for your area. Once you are in their site, click on "Distributor Locator" and go from there. Mike :waving:
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2003
  20. Rob

    Rob PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 306

    I have a Curtis, and have run it for 3 years, no probs. If you have any questions about it or want some pics let me know.

    One of the main reasons I got it is the very clean truck side mount when the plow is not on