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Anyone use a 3rd Generation PowerWagon?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by DaySpring Services, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Just curious to see if any plows with the new power wagons? I kinda like them. I wonder how they would perform while plowing?
     
  2. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    i dont with the front end-set up you can plow with theses
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,481

    The winch would get in the way of the plow mount.:waving:
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I bought a reg cab Power Wagon last fall. I thought it would be the bomb, 4.56 rears locking differentials, the hot set up. After repeated trips to the dealer, making certain the mount would fit with the winch, etc, I bought the I bought the flame red beauty. I got it home and reading the paperwork (didn't do my due diligence, trusted the dealer) I found out that installing a plow on this truck would void the warranty. I made the dealer take the truck back as he knew what my intentions where (to put a plow on it.) The extended cab version power wagon is plow capable however. The added weight of the winch changes the weight distribution on the regular cab so that with the addition of a plow the front axle weight exceeds 62% of the gross vehicles weight in violation of the FVMSSA. So Dodge can't legally certify the truck for snowplow use.
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,481

    well there you go... an answer..:waving:

    With all of the added goodies on the PowerWagon you would think it would be a good truck for plowing. But the price?:dizzy: To make a plow truck out of a new truck?
    I think, I will have to wait a few years to find a good used one,
    Extended cab that is.
     
  6. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    There a pretty sweet looking truck. I guess you just have to leave the to off roading.
     
  7. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    yeah they are really nice they just need to come out with a diesel
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    once the warranty is gone put a plow on the reg. cab. The Gov. tests everything in the production "turn key" state. They don't add ballast, or turn the o/d on or off, I don't think they even adjust the seats. I don't think te issue was mechanical, I think it was regulatory. Warrantying the truck w/plow prep would be in violation of the FVMSSA. You are not a manufacturer, and are not required to even know about the existence of the stupid bloody thing.

    It is a heck of a truck, I enjoyed the little bit I drove it. Them 456s are a hoot. I beat it'll pass anything but a gas station.
     
  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,481

    Yea!!... But you could take any route you wanted, to get there..:drinkup: