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1998 k 1500 6.5TD / 8.5 fisher ezv plow

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by ezv65pusher, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. ezv65pusher

    ezv65pusher Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    i have a 1998 k1500 pickup with a 6.5 diesel
    do you think that a 8.5 fisher ezv plow (2002) is to heavy
    i was told that the plow weights around 850 lbs
     
  2. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    yes it is.
     
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Just based on your user name, is this something you already use and are just asking about it after the face? Not trying to be an a$$ but just wondering. And yea, that's a bit heavy for that truck!
     
  4. ezv65pusher

    ezv65pusher Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    this is not the setup I'm running i just bought the 1998 Chevy k1500 diesel ,

    i have the 8.5 fisher v plow that i had on a 2002 Chevy 2500HD , i got rid of the truck in 2005 the plow has been sitting for five years just wanted to know if maybe i could use it,

    i have a 1995 Chevy k2500 with a 7.5 western on it that i have been using but the tuck is no good for the road any more so i might take the plow off that one and put it on the k1500

    how much weight can a k1500 handle
    and does the k1500 diesel and the k1500 gas use the same frame and front suspension
     
  5. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    1500 series in a diesel? Really? I'm pretty sure that doesn't exist. I think they only offered that in the 2500 series and higher.

    Even if so, the answer would be no. The mere fact that's only a 1/4 ton, then add on the weight of the diesel....no way. Even if it were a 2500 series it would still be too heavy for a 8.5 EzV on top of the diesel. Get the FGAWR off the door frame if you want to know for sure.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2010
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Yea repo, never seen them? In that generation they also put diesels in the suburbans too! Not sure about the tahoe's!
     
  7. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    No, I haven't. I've seen them in the 2500 and the 2500 HD's. Maybe they do exist, but I just checked NADA, KB, Fisher, & GM Parts Direct b4 I saw your post.....it didn't come as an option according to them. You could get a 305,350, or a 454.....no diesel. Although I suppose that doesn't say much as they're not the manufacture.

    To the OP: My opinion still stands, even if it is in fact a 6.5 in that 1500....it's too heavy. Can it be done?...sure it can, but it will be far from ideal. If anything, I would sell it and buy a 7.5' or 8' straight blade. The diesel alone would be pretty taxing on that front end in my opinion.
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Tahoes got the 6.5 on occasion, along with 1500 pickups and subs.


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