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ALL-WHEEL STEER? anyone have one

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by powerjoke, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i am just about "on foot" LOL, i sold 2 plowtrucks and i ordered a new one today but in the mean time i have a spare all-wheel steer 1/2t and 2 spare plows and i happen to have a spare wounting kit for a lil' meyer so........



    my Q' is has anyone plowed with one? the thing will turn sharper than a S-10 (NO B/S)

    any input?

    we also have a spare 4dr half ton but it's a little too nice just to plow with for a couple of months, and my ol' man probably wouldn't like walkin either LOL
     
  2. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I've always wanted to see one set up that way. I have a vid clip from Delphi here when they were new somewhere on the old computer that for about 2 seconds showed a quadrasteer plowing tight cul-de-sac... other than that never seen one plow.

    Shame they discontinued the option. I really don't think anyone gave it much of a chance.
     
  3. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    There was a guy around here a few years back that had a 7'6" Western on one. I saw him plow with it once it seemed to do just fine, never talked to him though! If I happen to see him around I will ask him and let ya know!
     
  4. Plowinpro03

    Plowinpro03 Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    Quad steer is an amazing fearture, my Street car actully has it, and ive never dumped it yet.....(99 3000GT VR-4).....I think they served well and also added to handleing....but im not very sure how well the feature would work on trucks, ie Weight/towing....alignment issues...
     
  5. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    There is a someone here with a 8.5' fisher V plow on a quad steer. Some one around me has a 2500 version short bed quad steer. I would love to find out who it belongs too.
     
  6. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    well they went out as fast as they came in..........

    that being said i would worry about parts wearing out or breaking and not finding anyone who has experience working on them. parts will be $$$ also
     
  7. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    they dont come in 3/4 ton versions, only 1500 or 1500hd, i alsmot bought one a while back, ptu a deposit on it and everything, then found some issues with the dealer so i backed away. We also have one here in town that runs a big V blade and it didnt squat at all. Looks sick. Search the board for quadrasteer and you should find the one with the v blade on here, i think it is black
     
  8. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    The first year out u could get them in the 1500 AND 2500. The 1500hd replaced the 2500 on the later years after chevy went to a 2500hd.
     
  9. NootDogg

    NootDogg Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 113

    What are you guys wanting to know about quad steers? I own one with a 7'5" Western on it. It plows great. I can plow as good if not better than a reg.cab short box truck. As for anything breaking, It has been plowed with since new in 2003 and nothing has broke yet. Just the normal u-joint. Other than that I change all my drivetrain fluids every fall. I will try and get some pics and maybe a vid of it for everyone on here.
     
  10. RipT

    RipT Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    PowerJoke, There was a guy on this site back in '04 in NH with a Fisher V and was doing resi drives and liked it a lot. Have not heard from him in a while though.

    I have an '05 1500HD QS and wanted to make sure I "could" put a plow on it if I needed and was assured it could handle it. Not sure if I will, but nice to know it is an option. No problems with QS or truck so far!

    NootDogg.... would be great to see pics and video of your set-up !!

    Good Luck
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2008
  11. GripTruk

    GripTruk Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    to me it seems like over-complication and not enough benefit.

    I've never driven one, much less plowed with one but I can think of ONE instance where it would be helpful, I used to plow a crescent shaped driveway that was only one car wide, so maybe 8 or 9 feet between Belgian blocks, and it was a pretty tight curve. The rear steer would probably have helped in this situation because even when I used a Jeep there it was pretty tight.

    One concern I'd have would be that I would think the the back end would want to jump a curb when you were plowing close to it and then try to turn away from it.

    Overall, I think it's a novel thing and an impressive feat of engineering but it's also a lot more pieces to potentially break.

    -Jer
     
  12. NootDogg

    NootDogg Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 113

    I didn't forget about you guys. I have been really busy lately. I am going up north this weekend and I will try and remember the camera. So wath for it early next week.
     
  13. RipT

    RipT Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    Jer, Yes it is more pieces to possibly go wrong, and I probably would not have bought it primarily as a plow truck. It does turn much sharper than a regular truck, but I would most likely not put a plow on a full crew/standard box with out it though.

    You do have to be aware of what the back end will do in 4WS mode, and I do momentarily put it in 2WS mode via the dash switch for that very reason. Overall no problems and has been nice to have.