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7.5 uni-mount

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Vaughn Schultz, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    I am looking to add my 1999 Dodge Dakota 4X4 to my team as a driveway machine. The drives by me are only about 35-40 feet long. My idea is to put a back plow on the truck and hang a 7.5 uni-mount on the front used only to push the snow of to the side that the back plow pulled out. With some suspension mods could I hang a 7.5 uni-mount on this truck.

    Ps. The reason for this is I have this extra blade laying in my shop along with this truck, so if possible I would like to put them together :D
     
  2. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Any thoughts :rolleyes:
     
  3. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    i used to plow with a '94 dakota (older body style) with the 5.2V8. it worked fine. and for driveways, i think yours will do fine. like you said, you have them both, why not use 'em!
     
  4. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Are you saying that a 1999 Dodge Dakota with a little work can have a 7.5 Western Uni-mount on the front of it? Just did not know about the weight thing :p

    I am not really worried about if the truck can plow or not because it is really only going to push snow a matter of feet. Plus the fact that WHEN not "if" but when we get slammed with snow I have larger trucks that can use instead of the Dakota.

    SO basically my question is can a dodge Dakota support the weight of a 7.5 western uni-mount plow (with a little MONSTER GARAGE modifications ;) )
     
  5. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Whatever makes the snow move, I would say it might be a little hard on the truck but with mods, it will help.
     
  6. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,302

    I am thinking the weight may still be an issue. The truck should have enough power to push it, but I think the front end will suffer. You may want to consider going to a smaller blade. If you already own the 7.5, you may be able to trade someone. If you are doing driveways, a smaller blade would be better and less chance of doing sod damage.