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Can I put a plow on a Dodge 1/2 ton?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mjmstaff, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. mjmstaff

    mjmstaff Member
    Messages: 88

    Do you guy's think I could put a plow on a 1/2 Dodge 4X4 just to do a few driveway's? If so what one should I be looking at?
     
  2. sos

    sos Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 53

    You have many options for that truck. If your loking only to hit a couple drives then a 7 foot is fine if you may have incentive to do more go with a 7.5 or 8 foot blade. Depending on what you do you may need to beef up your front suspension. Click on search at the top of the page and you should come up with some helpfull info.
     
  3. ilhmt

    ilhmt Member
    Messages: 70

    mjmstaff,
    I just put a 7 1/2' Western on my '95 1/2 ton 4X4. You should have no problems doing that. Like sos said you may want to beef up your front suspension (like adding a set of timbrens for example) and add a tranny cooler. If your truck is still under warranty you might want to check with your dealer to see if adding a plow would void it. Other than that your truck should do just fine. Have fun!! :bluebounc
     
  4. Got Snow

    Got Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    if it's got the solid front end your in good shape. i'd look into at least a 7 1/2' blade for your truck. i think you'd be making a mess with a 7' as it doesn't clean enough past the tires.

    if your using it on just a couple of driveways, i'd look into a lighter duty plow with perhaps a poly mold board.
     
  5. sos

    sos Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 53

    Just and FYI if you have not looked at plows yet. The Poly blades look better longer and are heavier than a steel blade. A Western and Meyers run close in price by me, around $3400 installed.

    Tony
    Skip's Outdoor Service
     
  6. meyer22288

    meyer22288 Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    a 7.5 meyer, fisher, western, sno-way, diamond will all work great:)
     
  7. Snow Jaw

    Snow Jaw Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    hey HI dodge truck..
    what year is your dodge???
    I have a 74 dodge 3/4 ton.. used to plow with a 1/2 ton did fine with some weights in back.

    right now I am using a north man plow with my own home make mounths.

    see pic of truck but dont have pic of mounths yet.
     
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    Im looking a 99 1500 with 5.9 im putting a 7.5 western pro there great plow trucks i would stick with a western or meyers
     
  9. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    Dodge 1500 w/Boss plow

    kipplowtruck.jpg
     
  10. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    what year and size im thinking of getting a 99
     
  11. sos

    sos Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 53

    From his signature I am guessing he is looking at putting it on the 95 Ram 1500.
     
  12. FLASHMAN

    FLASHMAN Member
    Messages: 78

    I've got a '98 GMC 1/2 ton, and I'm really leaning hard at getting the 7'6" Boss V-plow put on my truck... It's a porker, (790#), but everyone is telling me that with Timbrens I'll be good to go. I'm even thinking of getting the Timbrens for the rear of my truck and using a Fisher Model 500 tailgate spreader as my ballast instead of just throwing weight in the back of my truck... May as well make it useful weight, right? Back to the topic though, from everything I'm reading, as long as you set up your truck properly, you'll have no problems plowing w/a 1/2 ton...
     
  13. mjmstaff

    mjmstaff Member
    Messages: 88

    Thanks guys for all the info and SOS, you are correct. It is a 95 Dodge ram 1500 4X4 5.9L.