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Dakota - max size plow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by POWERBAND, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. POWERBAND

    POWERBAND Member
    Messages: 70

    Any mfg. recommend a 7.5' light/(standard?) duty plow on a Dakota?, the new ones look big enough for them. Last time I looked the mfg's were only recommending the 6' or 6-1/2' such as Meyer "2meter" (ST82?) which are very small light plows suited for Toyo/S10 size trucks.

    I see many Short Box/Std Cab older pickups used for commercial residential work and by rural farm & homeowners . I read that GM will void warranty coverage on 1/2 ton P/U's with a plow. Without the familiar ShortBox-Std Cab "K10", I was wondering what other small trucks will take a full size 7.5' plow (light/std. duty). I 've seen some SUV's with weird plows with rubber bands instead of springs and the Home Despot toy plows but how about the Fisher/Meyer,etc.. .

    PB :cool:
     
  2. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Fisher recommends the 7'6" LD Series for some Dakotas, I would look into that. Don't get a Meyer, only the 6'5" is light enough their 7'5" is much heavier then Fishers LD 7'6".
     
  3. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    I'm running a Meyer 2Meter on my Dakota, only problems I've had was breaking the pivot bolts and had some leaky quick couplers. I added a set of wings to it this year and it's plenty big enough now.

    Three things to do when you mount the plow are 1) Crank the torsion bars about 2.5 turns 2) Get a set of Timbrens 3) Add 400-500lbs of ballast.

    Here's a pic for you, what I'm plowing there is about 15 inches of heavy wet snow.

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    Last edited: Feb 24, 2005
  4. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    We just put a blizzard 7.2 on our jeep cherokee.It worked pretty well.There are pics posted under {blizzard 720lt}
     
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    i have a 6.5 on mine i want or looking for a 7.0 footer
     
  6. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    Friend of mine has got a 7'6" standard duty western on his regular cab Dakota sport... handles it no problem...