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another question about v-plow

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by Tedd, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Tedd

    Tedd Member
    from CT
    Messages: 36

    Thanks for the replys to my questions. I just was thinking before I buy the HTV plow will I have any problems because the truck is an 1986 chevy one ton with heavy springs which are like a 2-3 inch lift. The mounts are available I just do not know how much adj. is allowed. Thanks again, Tedd
     
  2. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Tedd,

    If everything on the truck is stock it should not be a problem.
     
  3. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    You could have a problem. I know with my truck it sits a little too high naturally. I have had to extend the cutting edge to compensate. You may have issues going down a grade. If the plow drops down before the plane of your truck does, the plow will bottom out and hang in the air until your truck catches up.
     
  4. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    Mmmmmmm. The sno-way plow mount under your truck I believe offer 3 or 4 different ride height adjustments. A 2 - 3 inch lift is probably nothing. From what is a stock ride listed for my truck somehow it came from the factory with a 2" taller ride height. Try finding shocks iwth out trial and error! I had no problem with the plow mount through.
     
  5. mrbrickman

    mrbrickman Senior Member
    from montana
    Messages: 138

    ive had the same on my f350 superduty, with a 2.5" lift and the plow angeled the cutting edge wont sit flat on the ground...

    had to do the same thing, extend the edge or otherwise buy a special meyer part for lifted trucks which lowers the mount holes for the plow
     
  6. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    I'm in the process of extending my edge right now. Real basic extension. Bolted the original steel edge on the plow. Drilled new mounting holes on the bottom of the steel edge. Bolt on a u edge to that. I'll pick up 2-3 inches in height. I am going to brace the original steel edge by welding pieces of flat bar to the back of the edge up to the rear of the plow frame. All the extra leverage on the edge may cause things to bend without adding strength.