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2500 vs. 3500

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by rustyb265, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. rustyb265

    rustyb265 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 43

    Can I put one of these poly spreaders in a 3/4 ton truck? or does it have to be in a 1 ton? i am looking at a dodge 3/4 ton diesel with a fisher plow already on it. Thanks
     
  2. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    You betcha.
     
  3. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i run a gas vbox in a 04 ram 2500 had to add airbags to the rear to handle the load

    JR
     
  4. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    2003 f-250 with 6.0L psd here adding air bags next week when we get a chance to haddle the load
     
  5. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    I have a gas V-box Hiniker with side extensions in a 2500 Chevy. I do have two extra leafs per side in the back. The spreader weighs about a thousand empty I think and the spreader will hold 2.5 ton of product not really heaping. The truck does sag considerably but only for less than an hour until its spread. I will not travel at highway speeds though loaded.
     
  6. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    I have an 05 Dodge CTD Quad Cab, 9' Western Pro plus w/Wings and a newly installed(today) Salt Dogg 1.5.. Looks great and fits perfect. I sure hope it works as good as it looks. FYI: I did add timbrens to the front and the back.
     
  7. rustyb265

    rustyb265 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 43

    Dodge Plow PWR...........Dodge Ram 2500 or 3500?
     
  8. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    2500 HD is what the badges say. LOL
     
  9. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    it will fit and you can fill it up, but just plan on replacing the lower ball joint, power steering box and brakes and rotors. those will fail quick with the extra weight. I know, I had a 2500 ram for 5 years. Great truck though.