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8'6" Western too big for a 3/4 ton truck?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by BigT, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. BigT

    BigT Junior Member
    from stl
    Messages: 18

    I just bought a 8'6" Western pro plow. I am wanting to put it on my 03 Chevy 2500hd Duramax. I plan on using it for the rest of the season, and then getting a new one.

    Will my truck be ok? Or is the plow to big?
     
  2. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    It's fine but do a match in the Western web site top left of this page.
     
  3. BigT

    BigT Junior Member
    from stl
    Messages: 18

    Western website says its for 1 ton, and not 3/4 ton.
     
  4. matt-max

    matt-max Member
    Messages: 55

    your truck is way nose heavy already but use timbrens, crank torsion bars and add rear ballast and you'll be fine
     
  5. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    I agree. The site says only 7'6" pro steel or poly. Timbrens, and ballast like what was said will work
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    The truck will handle it fine, just put the blade on.
     
  7. jgibb150

    jgibb150 Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 29

    I agree you should be fine.
     
  8. BigT

    BigT Junior Member
    from stl
    Messages: 18

    What are timbrens?
     
  9. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Go to Truck spring. com.
     
  10. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    i had one on an 04 and now on an o7 same truck just with the 6.0

    it works fine!!!!!
     
  11. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    The 2500 and 3500 both have the same front end. I have a 8'6" MVP on my 2004 Duramax. I also run the wings on the thing. You will be fine.
     
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    But what do you know.:D
     
  13. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    If you would like I will get you pictures of Salopez 2500hd with western wideout. Its 10' wide and weights 300lbs more than the 8.5' pro plus (that it replaced on his truck) Your truck will be fine, it just needs timberns.
     
  14. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    My friend runs a 9'6" MVP Plus on his 04 2500HD Duramax. You'd be fine with a 8'6" straight blade.
     
  15. hotrodfeguy

    hotrodfeguy Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I run a 8'6" on my 67 F-250
     
  16. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,714

    How bout some pics anyway? :cool: