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Did I screw up and order too big of a plow?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by LoneCowboy, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Plowed for years from about 1992 to 1997 or so for another company.
    Running my own business now and figured to add plowing.
    Ordered a 8' Curtis (closest dealer, others are a long way away) with wings. I always plowed with wings, except one company didn't have wings. I hated that. Wings rule.

    is that too big of a plow for a 2006 Chevy 2500HD Regular Cab long bed duramax????? The Curtis site says that's fine but I ask the hive mind.

    I'm starting to wonder now. (it comes in Monday, i may not have a choice)
     
  2. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    thats about right, you will prolly need ballest in nthe back, and possibly crank the t-bars in the front, but you will be fine.
     
  3. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    Welcome to plowsite.
    I would not have ordered anything smaller than a 8ft. I have a Boss 8.5 on my 2005 2500HD and it handles it fine. Timberns on the front along with 4 turns of the Tbars. I don't worry about ballast I carry a Vbox in the back.

    Good Luck Mike
     
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    That's what I thought but today I've been freaking out on it.
    Maybe I just needed some reassurance.

    Of course, the instant it shows up it will stop snowing.:mad:
     
  5. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    I would have went bigger. Add some timbrens and 3-4 turns to the bars you'll be fine.
     
  6. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Cowboy
    I say you will be fine just like the guys saie ballast and some turns :salute:
     
  7. Jpocket

    Jpocket Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    8ft is fine for a 2500HD, I may have went with an 8.5, as I don't use wings
     
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Yes, for a 3/4 ton truck an 8 foot plow is fine. To some guys, it might be kinda small.
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    To me, their is no such thing as too big a plow......just not enough truck!!:)
     
  10. jcesar

    jcesar Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 492

    8 ft is fine on that truck. I think you will like it. One thing to consider,is the fact that anything smaller, will not be wide enough to plow beyond your tires! Gotta clear a path for traction !!!!
     
  11. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    That is the perfect size plow for that truck. Hell, you could have went 9ft. and I would still say the same thing. In my eyes, nothing smaller than an 8 footer for a 3/4 ton. Just my 0.02.......:salute:
     
  12. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    salopez runs a 8.5' western pro plus with pro plus wings on a 2500HD duramax. He is running 9.5' feet of plow. so 8' is just fine.
     
  13. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    i have the 8ft on my chevy the torison bars dont need to be cranked up
     
  14. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    my boss currently runs a 9' hiniker on his 2006 duramax 2500HD and it is an awesome plow truck i think you should have plenty of power left over with an 8'
     
  15. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    I got it today (finally, geez, took like 3 weeks to get here)
    Plowed the street (private gravel road) and my driveway
    It's pretty icy underneath, but works sweet.
    Had to go get some sand, woo, way front heavy.

    I'm excited :drinkup:
     
  16. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    awesome man lets see some pics!!!!
     
  17. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    im not trying to be a jerk but you say for a 3/4 ton nothing smaller than an 8' yet you run a 7' 6"
     
  18. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760


    It's FILTHY
    I told the wife to get to work
    She asked me how I slept on the couch. :salute:

    So, maybe if I can get the truck cleaned tomorrow.
    It's white, I think, underneath all that crap.
     
  19. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    haha just post the pics its not a beauty contest, lol
     
  20. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Ok ok ok ok ok ok :salute:
    I cleaned it
    in 20 degree temperatures the other day.
    pics

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