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Anyone installed a plow on a lifted duramax?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by idaho Mike, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. idaho Mike

    idaho Mike Junior Member
    from idaho
    Messages: 8

    Just wondering if anyone has installed a plow on a lifted ussmileyflagLMM. Any help would be great. thank you.
     
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Size of the lift is of some importance as well as knowing exactly what plow you would like to put on it. As always with a lot of weight up front, ballast is key!
     
  3. Xforce 1

    Xforce 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    I have an 07' classic Duramax and I had to put a set of superlift leveling keys on because I was not impressed with ground clearance with the plow up. As far as an actual lift, how high are you? You get to high, you probably better not waste your money. With the superlift keys, I'm up around 3" in the front. Hope this helps.ussmileyflag
     
  4. idaho Mike

    idaho Mike Junior Member
    from idaho
    Messages: 8

    thankyou for the info. It has a 6" lift with 35" tires. The plow is a 9.5 ft meyer super v. If this hels any
     
  5. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Okay....now I want to see pics. Sounds nice. Not sure I would want to plow with 35's though.....
     
  6. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I have a friend that runs a boss V on a 08 dodge with a 4inch lift and 35's, he had a welding shop fab up new brackets for the truck. I have not seen it plow so i don't know how well it works, but looks like it should be ok.
    Robert
     
  7. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Could you post some pics of his mount?
     
  8. Banger

    Banger Member
    Messages: 70

    Let see your mount!

    You will have to have someone make new mounting points since you have a higher stance with a lift. You need the correct angle of the dangle :p

    The install booket or PDF file on yor plow should tell you at what height or position the mount needs to be in or on for your truck. Prolly a few hours of labor at most. I did my own years back on a 95 Ram with a 4" lift. I ran 35" inch tires and it was fine.
     
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    I have a 6" lift and 35's on my LMM but that truck goes to bed for the winter. Put your stock tires back on for the winter and then mock your mount up and see just how far you have to bring the mount down. I really only know BOSS mounts and they wouldn't be a big deal to drop down. You'll need tierod sleeves or even better Cognito heavy duty tie rods and braces, which I have on my truck and they work great. Levelling keys do absolutley nothing on late model trucks, you can crank the normal keys to max height with out them. With stock tires your mount will only have to be dropped 4" I'm assuming.
     
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    If you havn't bought a blade yet, don't buy the Meyers.
     
  11. idaho Mike

    idaho Mike Junior Member
    from idaho
    Messages: 8

    Guys, thankyou. Unfortunately I already had the meyers v.. I have 3 & I will never purchase another. My local dealer quoted me around 1500 in labor. They said that the are going to use a mount from a 4500 kodiak and fab it to work. I'm worried about the additional weight. THANKS for anymore advice.
     
  12. idaho Mike

    idaho Mike Junior Member
    from idaho
    Messages: 8

    bump please
     
  13. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    nuttin like spending a bunch of cash so can can look sexy at 3am pushing snow around.
     
  14. Premier

    Premier Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    :

    :laughing: its what we live for, that and strobe lights :salute: