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2001 Chevy 2500hd 6.0

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by erkoehler, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,266

    Just looked at a 2001 Chevy 2500hd w/ 30,000 miles. Crew Cab, 4x4, 6.0L engine, overall really nice shape :) Already has the dual battery setup too!

    I did a search and read all about the loud engine noise at startup, less than great gas mileage while plowing, and 10-12mpg not plowing!


    So..............anyone running a V plow on this truck? Would there be any problem installing a V plow on this truck?


    List price: $14,995 Lets here some thoughts on this rig:salute:
     
  2. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 617

    I have an 03 reg cab and 12mpg must be downhill with a tailwind. Doubt it will hold a v-plow. My reg cab with an 8.5' straight blade takes a dive. Probably not rated for it with the crew cab either.
     
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I'm running a Western MVP 8'6" with the Pro Plus Wings on a 2004 C/C Dually with the D/A. Last year I didn't have Timbrens but they will be going on this year.

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  4. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
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    I would add a set of timbrens without questions.......seems everyone on here puts them on!


    Anyone have a website that sells timbrens.....suggestions?
     
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
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  6. Farm Boss

    Farm Boss Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    V plow all day long! 8 foot something or other, would recomend BOSS 8.2 had great luck with mine. Would be a good match IMO!
     
  7. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,266

    I was just on that site as you posted it :):)


    I am going to check w/ the boss dealer tomorrow and see what they have to say about plow sizing.

    Any additional info/history on these trucks would be awesome.
     
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If you search "Timbrens" or "T-bars" here in the Chevy forum you'll find lots of info on this subject.

    Plenty of CC 2500HD's running around with 9.2's on the front. They will hold the weight with a couple minor mods...your truck in question especially, since it only has the 6.0.
     
  9. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
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    Just looked on Boss and Western Sites and niether list a "V" plow for this truck! I'm confused:dizzy:
     
  10. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
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    Is there additional work that should be done in addition to the Timbrens? Do you only add them in the front, or the rear too?
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    As far as holding the plow weight you only add them in the front. That, and along with a T-bar adjustment it'll hold the plow just fine in most applications.

    Does the truck have the plow prep package?
     
  12. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
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    I don't know if it has the plow prep package, it does have dual batteries.
     
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Duel batteries are an option in and of itself on a gasser. To verify whether it's plow prep equipped check the RPO code list on the glove box decal. Option code "VYU" is what your looking for. Other tip off at a quick glance is it will have an aux light button on the dash next to the passenger air bag switch.
     
  14. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
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    It does have an AUX light switch on the dash! I was wondering why that was there.....
     
  15. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,266

    Pickup the new truck tonight!!!!!
     
  16. grayfarm

    grayfarm Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Ive had a 2500 HD Ext Cab since it was new. It has a Fischer 8.5 Vee and Ive had no front end problems at all. I believe the dealer just turned up the tortion bars when they installed th plow. Last winter it turned 100 K miles (I bet half the miles were plowing and the other half towing) and the transmission FINALLY blew. Overall its been a great truck.

    The Aux Light switch is for a roof beacon. The wiring is behind the right seatbelt hanger on the right rear roof pillar (or is that the left pillar:dizzy:) Just take the trim plate off and its right there.
     
  17. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
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    Glad to hear, can't wait to get a plow mounted and some snow ;)
     
  18. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    An 8.5' V plow would be perfect for that truck you can go as big as 9'.
     
  19. Bud61

    Bud61 Junior Member
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    Do you think that all the wiring are in placefor a roof beacon even if the Aux switch is not there? There is a knock out plate where to switch would be
     
  20. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    U can put a 9.5 western mvp on a 2500 gasser no problem. it weighs 950 lbs. timbrens, a couple of cranks and ballast in the back and you are set.