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20003 Dodge 2500 V or straight Blade?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Dodgedzlr, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Dodgedzlr

    Dodgedzlr Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Afternoon Everyone,:waving: I spoke to my plow installer today. He said Western does not recommend a V plow (Western) on a 2500 dodge with the cummins. I know I have seen plenty of V plows on that type truck. What Im asking is will I run into any problems if I "Exceed the Manufacture recommendation" . No one other than myself will be operating the truck. Im easy on equipment and the Majority of time the blade will be in the down position. I have a 3/4 mile lane to clear. The reason Im leaning toward a V is if the lane drifts shut I can go into V position and bust through. Also, I have to neighborhoods close to my home. Im thinking of knocking on doors and drumming up some business. I have plowed for years but have only done it for personal use. I had a 8 1/2 prow plow+ ultramount. Im leaning toward the v plow because its cool,:cool: Im a guy and I want it, and it maybe handy in small driveways. But, I know I need to be practical and not tear up my truck. In advance thanks for your response.
     
  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    as you probably already know the weight of the engine limits how much extra weight you can hang off the front end, that said, I enjoy plowing with a diesel more than a gas. its your truck and the v will make more sense plowing a road, as long as you understand that you will be replacing ball joints and the likes at a rate much greater than normal go for it.
     
  3. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    If you have a regular cab, long bed, Boss says you can run a 8' 2" Steel VX-T on that truck. You will find that the Boss plows are usually lighter than the Westerns, with no sacrifice to durability or strength. With a quad cab, go fish, cause your out of luck. They do not recommend running one at all.
     
  4. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I have a 9'2" V plow on truck in my sig. Dealer I went to said "well you sure have the right truck for it"
     
  5. Dodgedzlr

    Dodgedzlr Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Thanks for the input, I looked at the Boss but locally the Western guys are top shelf when it comes to service and sales. I was going back and forth between the Two. Note: even if I went with a 7 1/2 V im still over the # limit. Yes it is a quad cab. Im leaning hard toward the straight blade.
     
  6. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    You'll be chasing trails and run off all day with a straight blade unless you put some wings on it. Another thing you're gonna wanna do it throw a bunch of weight behind the rear axle to take some weight off the front axle. Happy plowing.....
     
  7. Dodgedzlr

    Dodgedzlr Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Thanks I have the rear end all set up for the compensation. I love how those diesel can push through the snow. Its frustrating that its a weight restriction that holds you back when you have a motor that can pull a house.
     
  8. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    not if you know what you are doing
     
  9. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    how about a big fat back blade? since you can pull a house, why not an expandable back blade.
     
  10. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    LMAO ok. Nice sig line.
     
  11. Dodgedzlr

    Dodgedzlr Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Thanks for the input I spoke with a guy who has a T190 that sits around during the winter. We might park it at my place in the barn. If I need it he will charge me based off the hour meter. We have a set price per hour . I decided if I put a plow on the truck it will be 8 1/2 MVP :). Let it Snowwww!!!!!