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1500hd 8'hd too much?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by bigbuddy, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. bigbuddy

    bigbuddy Junior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 2

    I just joined this forum and have enjoyed reading all the posts from some very smart well informed people. I have been pushing snow since I was 15 with my Father always using fisher plows and GMC's. My question is how underrated is my 1500hd crew cab with an 8'hd on it. As of now I have 30 to 35 clients and have yet to adjust my tb's but I do intend to. I have slightly over 2"sag I'm the only driver of this truck and watch and know it well. I have a 3/4" 4x4 steel plate in the body for traction counter weight(ballast?). I think at 1 time I was told the difference in weight between a 7.6 and 8 was 90lb's. reg.duty.
    Just looking for some opions.

    Thanks I hope to continue reading new and informative post here often.

    Bigbuddy from Maine
  2. santelikk

    santelikk Member
    Messages: 67

    The 1500hd is the old 2500 type truck. It should have a gvw of 8600. You should have no problem running a 8' blade. I run a 8' blade on my crew cab diesel with no issues. Just give the torsion bar a couple cranks, and you should be good to go.
  3. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    You should be fine. As the other poster mentioned, that is the same as the previous k2500. My buddy has a k2500 x-cab longbed with a 8'6" fisher v and has never had any issues.

    I ran an 8' HD on my k1500 x-cab for a couple years, and other than adding a set of Timbrens and putting two turns on the torsions, I never had any issues. I don't plow commercially though.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2008
  4. TurbDies2500

    TurbDies2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    I agree also, as long as it is an HD it should be fine. Give the torsion bars a couple cranks and put some ballast in the back and you should be good to go. I don't know if I would drive around too much with all that weight on there.
  5. tkrepairs

    tkrepairs Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 186

    that truck is more than capable. a 1500 non hd can run the 8 footer. throw a set of timbrens on her and you're good to go. best 30 min add-on you can do. my truck drops a total of 1/2" up front when i pick up the plow, and i have 480lbs in the back between the wheels when i measured it. if i moved the weight all the way back, maybe 1/4" or less drop???? im sure with the longer wheelbase you have a little more drop but turn the t-bars and do the timbrens is my recommendation. after that get a bigger plow if you want.
  6. SteveJ

    SteveJ Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    Go for it dude! I had an old 7ft 6 er on a half ton wagoneer once! Plowed like a bear.
  7. tkrepairs

    tkrepairs Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 186

    what part of maine are you from? there are quite a few 1500HD's around here but none have plows. they seem to be driven more by the guys that wanted a "half-ton crew cab" before the regular half-ton crews came out. glad to hear somebody is using the HD part for something constructive.
  8. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    jGo for it, don't forget the Timbrensxysport
  9. fauker_9

    fauker_9 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I'm running an 02 1500HD with an 8'6 EZ-V without any problems, my tb's have seen a few cranks and seem to be fine. Shouldn't have a problem with an 8.