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9'6" V on 2500 HD?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by funnyfarm77, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. funnyfarm77

    funnyfarm77 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Wondering if i could put a 9'6" Fisher Xtreme V on a 2500HD Reg. Cab with the 6.0L. It currently has a 8'6" MVP and handles it fine with 900lbs of weight off the reese.
     
  2. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    A better question would be, why not?
     
  3. funnyfarm77

    funnyfarm77 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    The truck got a 4500 front axle rating. Western says 9'6 mvp will work so a fisher should right?
     
  4. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    Not sure exactly about giong over axle, but I know the 9'6" V is 1000lbs.
     
  5. funnyfarm77

    funnyfarm77 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    How do you like the XV?
     
  6. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    I've seen a SS 9'6" on a reg cab sierra- with the 6.0. The suspension is beefed up for sure, but it's there.
     
  7. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    I love mine. Only run it 4 storms. Mounts easy, moves fast, and backdrags really well. I've seen a 9'6" on a reg. cab 6.6L 2500hd.
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Friend of mine runs a 9-6 on a CREW cab 08. No problem, no mods.
     
  9. EXR

    EXR Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Interesting to see a 9.5 on a 2500.

    Up here in Ontario I was personally told my an MTO officer (Ministry of transport) at a seminar that the front axle weight isn't the issue. Its the gross vehicle weight and overall condition of the truck that declares a ticket. She said go ahead put a 10ft plow on it, just balance the load in the rear and don't go over weight for the gross. But if you have a bald tire or burnt out light, you'll probably get a ticket.

    The only reason I didn't go bigger was because of the soft gm front end. Don't want to break something. I have had zero issues with my truck's running a 8.5v on a 2500 gas and diesel. Just need a level kit.
     
  10. funnyfarm77

    funnyfarm77 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I dont want to overload the front axle. I use 8 John Deere suitcase weight on a bracket I made to fit in the reeese hitch. On the MVP my front only drops about 1 and a half when I raise it. So maybe Ill be fine.
     
  11. CUCV

    CUCV Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 23

    Mine handles a Blizzard 810 very well.
     
  12. EricD701

    EricD701 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    According to the fisher EZ match (I don't know what year your truck is) it will fit. You will need 560# Ballast and if you have the new body style Requires bumper notching.
     
  13. funnyfarm77

    funnyfarm77 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Truck is 2005
     
  14. funnyfarm77

    funnyfarm77 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Here another question. What do you guys think is a better built plow.... Western V or a Fisher V? I know their both built by DD. I have always had Western but I would like to here from guys that run both. Thanks for the input, love the web site...good place for resources....