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2010 duramax crew cab short bed, to plow or not to plow?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by ironstein, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. ironstein

    ironstein Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    New here! My name is Brian, and i have a 2010 duramax 4x4 crew cab short bed, single rear wheel. Am i going to destroy my truck by putting a plow on it? In my opnion its a diesel, built to work. I have heard the fron ifs doesn't handle a plow well. Anyone plow with a truck like mine? i will only be plowing my large driveway, but i don't want to destroy my $50,000 truck. Any help would be great.
    Brian
     
  2. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    Have the same truck its had a plow since new no problems. It handles the v plows well too. The ifs handles plows fine 100k on my truck and I drive year round with plows on the front of my truck still has 3 out of the 4 orig ball joints and I even transport 1000 lb plus extreme v s no problem. Add ballast and level your truck by adjusting your t bars. Maybe frame gussets might want to do a search on them. Its a great plow truck.Thumbs Up
     
  3. ironstein

    ironstein Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for the info Brad! Much appreciated.
     
  4. GMC Driver

    GMC Driver Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    No problem there - I've got an '08 that has plowed the past 4 seasons, have not put a tie-rod or ball joint into it yet, and it has 120K miles on it. Also plow with an 8611LP and a 300 gal liquid tank for ballast.

    Put it to work - it will not dissapoint.
     
  5. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    lets seem pictures of this beauty!
     
  6. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    6 years with a blizzard 810 no probems.4 turns on t bars and timbrens . Just replaced original rear brakes and put front wheel bearings on at 85000 miles. Great set-up!