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8.5 western uni mount on 2500????

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by M & MD Lawn, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    I am looking to purchase my first plow and found a western on ebay, 8.5V. He had it on a 98 3500 so I know i can mount it, but as far as the width and weight do you guys think it will work or is it just to much, i'm clearly new to snow removal with a plow so any help is much appreciated.

    My truck is a 97 GMC sierra 2500 ext cab long bed 7.4l 454 4l80E trans

  2. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

  3. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,527

    you'll be fine.

    some timbrens up front with a turn or two of the torsion bars would help.
    some ballast in the back will help push it too when you are in the V and pushing a pile.

    I ran a 9' straight on a 2000 2500 and have one for my 05 too.
    you have to know the trucks limits and how much to push when the snow gets heavy.
  4. FLC2004

    FLC2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Thats a heavy plow to be putting on any chevy, lol. :laughing: Nah, i agree add some timbrens and some weight in the bed u should be fine. Make sure when your transporting it you dont keep it all the way in the "vee". My old boss had the same plow on a 97' 3500 chevy mason dump and since the chevy fronts sit way low, it tended to bottom out alot while in transport in the "vee".
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2010
  5. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    thanks for the input guys, but the dill sh*t for some reason ended the auction early cancelled all bids, and didnt say in the description it was for sale locally or anything, i will just keep looking
  6. FLC2004

    FLC2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Good luck with the search, theres plenty more out there :drinkup:
  7. JayD2

    JayD2 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    Hey "M",

    I just sent you a PM..