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6.5 Sno Way for a Dodge Ram?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Hoveys Lawn Car, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. Hoveys Lawn Car

    Hoveys Lawn Car Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Hi, I had just bought a 6.5 sno way cause I got a pretty good deal on it. I know I should probably go with a 7.5 but a dealer told me I can order just a 7.5 moldboard for it. Can I get by a little while on the 6.5 until can afford the new moldboard?
     
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Certainly, you'll just be driving over snow. Could you put wings on the one you have?
     
  3. johntwist

    johntwist Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    The question here is not so much getting by as it is the width of the plow vs. the width of the front of your Dodge Ram.

    A 6.5 blade is too small for a full size truck because it will not remove all the snow in your path and you will end up driving over the snow, which is self-defeating. The whole idea with any plow is to not just clear a path, but to clear a path for your plowing vehicle.

    I have a Dodge Ram 2500 and my blade is an 8 foot. That's mainly because a 3/4 ton truck can handle the weight of it. But a 1500 usually takes a 7 to a 7.5. The blade you have is for something like an S-10 or a Ranger. I'm not saying you can't use it, you'll just find out it stinks trying to drive over the windrows you're creating with the plow.
     
  4. Hoveys Lawn Car

    Hoveys Lawn Car Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Im not sure. I don't think they make them for it. It would have to be home made and I wouldn't know where to start.
     
  5. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

  6. Hoveys Lawn Car

    Hoveys Lawn Car Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    oh oh thats gonna suck. I wonder what I could use to make some wings for it. My truck Is a 2000 Ram 1500 sport.
     
  7. Hoveys Lawn Car

    Hoveys Lawn Car Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    i would probably have to fab or have it done. Cause mine has the lexan moldboard. I seen somewhere where someone said they drilled over size hole in the lexan, and welded cross support that it was bolted to. That sounds logical cause if there was a larger hole than the bolt in the lexan, it wouldn't endure any impact that would crack it. Anyone have more info or opinions on this?
     
  8. Boutallnite

    Boutallnite Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    I got a Snoway 6.8 ST and I got it on a Wrangler, that is a tight fit. When you put the plow on an angle with your truck, forget it, it will not be wide enough. Spend the money for a wider blade and save yourself the time you will spend going over the same ground two times.
    When I get a second car and upgrade my suspesion on my jeep, I am gona get a bigger blade.
     
  9. yeah I got the 6'8'' sno-way for my ranger. It's ok if the blade is straight, but as soon as you angle it, forget it.
     
  10. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    I've got a 7.5' snoway blade that I am trying to sell. It has the lexan insert with steel cutting edge. Same problem as you, the 7.5 was too small for my ext. cab long bed truck. If you are interested drop me an email. I know you are a ways away, but maybe the freight wouldn't be too bad. I really just want to get rid of the thing. Nick. I've got pics etc.
    nlkent@adelphia.net