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08 duramax dooley crew to plow?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Team_Arctic, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Team_Arctic

    Team_Arctic Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    I found a killer deal on an 08 duramax with less then 20,000 miles.. I have been looking at replacing my 03 for a while now. I currently have an 03 extended cab short box (6.6') the truck i found is a crew cab long box dooley... Does anyone plow with a rig like this? Do you find it hard to turn around? its about 2 and a half feet longer then my extended cab. total length is 259 inches per chevys website. my fear is once i put a blade on the front and a salter if i decide to on the back it will be like plowing with a small bus....
  2. Pullin&Plowin

    Pullin&Plowin Junior Member
    from SE WI
    Messages: 10

    I plow with an extended cab dually, it has wide tires 285/75/16 and even with a 9 foot straight blade it is hard not to run over snow especially when plowing curved drives! I will also say that the truck is like a bulldozer in a big lot it can not be beat!
  3. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    the only problem is chevy diesel + crewcab is not listed to put 8.5 or 9' plow on because of the weight of the diesel motor
  4. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,126

    Don't let that bother you. I have 9' plows on my d-maxes. I have for years... they don't mind the abuse. Look at the GVRW as a suggestion... kinda like waiting to get laid till your married. :D
  5. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    They are great for big lots, however, I'd much rather plow with a single rear wheel. The dually's really seem to lack traction. On the hand, if you're running a large salter it would be a plus. It would be a nightmare to use it on residential drives. Why is it so cheap?
  6. Team_Arctic

    Team_Arctic Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    I have also had diesel /plows.... the weight does not bother me at all.... the truck is in the wrong market... big city dealer should not have a huge truck like that... other then that there is nothing wrong with it. the truck is loaded to the gills with every option except the flip down dvd it is a pretty sweet ride I am just a little nervous about the length I have several other 1 ton dooleys but they are all reg cab with 8' dump box trucks