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09 2500hd deisel plow size

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by orange toys, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. orange toys

    orange toys Member
    Messages: 76

    Whats the heavyest weight plow I can run safely. How do you tell?
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    Go to the plow manufacturer's website and they'll have a selection guide based upon the information you supply about your truck.
  3. orange toys

    orange toys Member
    Messages: 76

    according to the few that I checked they don't even recommend putting one on
  4. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Give us more info on the truck and maybe we can help. Y'know, color, mileage that kinda stuff
  5. orange toys

    orange toys Member
    Messages: 76

    No reason for sarcasm. If you don't have an answer don't post something that's not worth reading
  6. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,658

    I have a friend with a fleet of Chevy/GMC trucks. He runs nothing but Fisher 8' straight and 8'6" vee blades. Never has issues with weight. Might want to add frame gussets too.
  7. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,935

    He was just having some fun, don't be such a tool about it. But getting back to your question, I've got a 2500 Ram and I've got a 9'-6" 1,000 lb. v on the front of it. And you're right, according to the website I wasn't supposed to add that much weight to my front end. But I don't plow with a cab full of six people in it, and I've got 700 lbs of ballast against the tailgate, which relieves the front end some.
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,196

    What cab and box size do you have? I had an 09 with the duramax, it was a crew cab short box. I had an 810 Blizzard on it. No problems in 4 years.
  9. orange toys

    orange toys Member
    Messages: 76

    Same truck
  10. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    It was a joke, jeez. Really, any plow will go on it. The plow manufacturers do their math I guess based on a full cab.
  11. bowtie_guy

    bowtie_guy Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    I'd go with a boss 9'2" V :)
  12. orange toys

    orange toys Member
    Messages: 76

    Looking at a speedwing
  13. Leland Lawn

    Leland Lawn Member
    Messages: 35

    Ive got the same truck as you as well! Just bought it 2 months ago.
    I put a 9.5ft Hiniker flared wing V on it with their "box end" wings. They add about 18" of width. Their website says it weighs 877lbs, which the truck handles just fine. The torsion keys can always be turned up if you want a little more front end height and capacity.

    Plowed with it for the first time last night. We got about 2" of really wet and heavy stuff plus a ton of gusty wind. As it got later into the morning there were puddles everywhere near my piles. The truck was excellent. I added around 1000lbs of gravel in order to level out the truck and add some weight over the rear.
  14. BowTieDmax

    BowTieDmax Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    Any plow you want to put on it will be fine. Just adjust torsion bars and plow
  15. tbi

    tbi Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 91

    It will handle a 9.5' Hiniker eve with no problems.
  16. bobo649

    bobo649 Junior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 3

    ive added firestone air over shock system to take the weight on front end made world of differance
  17. Mxrider069

    Mxrider069 Member
    Messages: 85

    Ive got a 07 CCSB Dmax (same frame as you)with a 9' pro plus that has the add on wings and a 1/2" back drag on it, its a heavy plow. Added some frame gussets and some timbrens with a leveling kit. Id be lying if i said it squatted more that a inch when you lift the plow.
  18. bobo649

    bobo649 Junior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 3

    where are you guys getting gussets from?
    i have 09 dmax crew cab long box with a 810 pp ive put the air shocks
    but from what i understand gussets stop frame from cracking?
  19. chachi1984

    chachi1984 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    go to either western,blizzard or fisher they all have a quick match application you can use . just put in all your truck info and it will show the plows they recommend
  20. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,935

    And they'll only show him small 7'-6" or 8' plows because of his diesel. He can put literally almost any size blade he wants on that truck and it will hold it fine. As long as he doesn't have five other people in the cab with him he won't be over his GAWR.