1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

72-93 Dodge frame/push plate differences?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by W250CTD, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. W250CTD

    W250CTD Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Western offered one frame I think for all fullsize Dodge and ramcharger 72-93, at least I can only find one model. Fisher has several different ones, for W150's, ramchargers, and then what concerns me most, the W250-350's, 72-90, 91, and 92-3. Is this to clear different grilles/bumpers, because it curls around the front of the truck, while the Western goes behind the bumper? For the W250/350, they all have the same pushbeam, but all have different pushplates, and the 91 and 92-3 have a separate side hanger bracket that looks like it uses most of the bumper bolts, while the 72-90 looks like an upside down J and uses one large bolt. Why the difference in the pushplates, does this have something to do w/ the grill change/LE bumper w/ guards coming out in 91? What about the 92-3 change? Will a 72-90 setup fit on a 91-3 or will It hit the bumper/something else? Thanks.
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    western ran 1 aframe tab width. were the aframe clips/pins in to the truck side.

    fisher has light duty for 1/2 tons and 3/4 ton to 1 ton had a hd option. the aframe ears were farther apart on the hd units. and the main plates that bolt to the truck on light duty compaired to heavy duty were the next gauge steel thicker also.

    so the trucks were basicly the same but the plow frame work was much beefyer on fisher heavy duty stuff 8ft and wider plows.

    and the last few years had cummins motors with inter coolers so the clearence was diffrent i bet.

    hope this helps. ;)
     
  3. W250CTD

    W250CTD Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Anyone have a picture of the different styles? The instructions on the fisher site have pictures that aren't really detailed, especially the 1/2 ton stuff.
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    the design is not realy diffrent. its the thickness of the steel and the width of the tab/ears gives them away for ld or hd.

    i can take pics of my hd on my chevy if need be.
     
  5. W250CTD

    W250CTD Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    The problem is, the pushbeams on some of the light dutys are listed as 26 7/8" on some and 27 on others, but have the same part #, the 250/350 ones are listed as 27 and have a different part #, so hard to differentiate by measuring. I think I'm looking at a HD setup, the drawings on Fisher's site are clearer for those. The 150/ramcharger ones are pretty vague.
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    measure the ear spacing on the plow aframe. and post it up. we can tell you what it is.

    and 7ft 6 in down is light duty with 3 trip springs. and 8ft up is hd with 4 trip springs.