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Finally! My First Plow!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by M & MD Lawn, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Here she is boys:bluebounc, Boss 7'6 V 2006, smart hitch, smart hitch 2 controller. Picked it up today from being installed. hydros are faster than Imagined. Brand new mount for the truck also. Truck does have a good little drop so I am considering a leveling kit truck side and the plow only thing it doesn't have is smartlocks, it had been upgraded to the new style cutting edge so I am considering getting a set of smartlocks for it. Played with it a little today, I want snow! lol ahah. Thanks for all the help so far guys, really appreciate it. Let me know what you guys think!

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  2. gagesllc

    gagesllc Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    neighbors must think your crazy with the plow hooked up in august:laughing:
     
  3. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    Looks great! Through probably 500-800lbs in the bed behind the rear axle. 1. for traction, and 2. helps even out the weight, i.e bringing the front end up
     
  4. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    yea as I was driving home heads were a turning lol

    yea I know, I plan on the salt being ballast amybe some tractor weights too if I can find some.
     
  5. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Nice, I have a 7.6 and its a great plow, sharp looking truck.
     
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Nice plow and truck. I love them OBS GMs with the newer style wheels. Good luck with it this Winter.
     
  7. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Turn up the t-bars a bit and get some ballast and you will be fine. Really nice plow and truck.
     
  8. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    thanks, My truck is my pride and joy, got a few dings but runs like a champ!

    Thanks, Im hoping my luck is great too!

    Thanks man, thats a nice truck you have there yourself! They were supposedly suppose to adjust them when they put the plow on, but I am going to double check prob tomorrow.. and ballast i meant to ask at the dealer, but how do you come up with how much ballast to use?
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011
  9. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Thanks, my truck is for sale if you are looking to buy :nod:

    Like GMCHD said you want like 700lbs behind the rear axle. I put 300lbs in tractor weights in my bed. I would try ballast before you mess with the t-bars. It doesn't look like your front end drops that much in the pics.
     
  10. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    upgrading the truck??? and I will do that, I will probably run this winter and see how the ballast works in leveling, that will determine if I add the leveling kit... I just can't stand squating for some reason!
     
  11. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I want a duramax dually. :D

    You will be suprised how well ballast works. Make sure the weight is behind the rear axle.
     
  12. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    I want a duramax next also, not a dually tho, 3/4, crew cab, short bed most likely, would love a 1 ton srw but will def be easier to find the 3/4 lol
     
  13. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    nice looking set up
     
  14. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    thanks man and thanks for all the help in the other post also!
     
  15. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 191

    Nice plow! That is one h*ll of a long truck to plow with! I had a 2500 ram with ext cab long bed and it was a beast but huge! Good luck with your season!!
     
  16. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    This is the only truck i have ever drove, I figure I will realize the size when i have to do a few tight drives lol
     
  17. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 191

    Yeah you will realize but I am sure you can overcome the squeeze. Also when you go to get another truck in the future it will seem minitiature and be super easy to drive and get it into places because you were used to driving a larger truck! Looing good though! I like your graphics you had done recently btw. (I saw them on lawnsite)
     
  18. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    LOL the next truck as planned is a crew cab short bed lol and thanks man, graphics have already gotten us a new client and potential snow client after I bid.