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Fisher plow frame gm1500 vs gm 2500

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by HDplowguy, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. HDplowguy

    HDplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Im looking to put a fisher plow on my 2010 gmc sierra 1500 and its lifted. I can get a good deal on a 2500 plow frame and found some on the 1500 frames. What i was wondering is how much different are the frames from the 1500 vs 2500? Is it the width or the mounts sit lower or what? Im trying to avoid building drop brackets for the 1500 frame unless someone has already built them. Any insight would be great.
     
  2. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,244

    It wont work, totally different frame. You need 7182 push plates
     
  3. HDplowguy

    HDplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I know. My trucks lifted 9inches thats why i asked trying to avoid making drop downs
     
  4. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,244

    Try it , you can adjust the plow but it might not be the right attack angle
     
  5. HDplowguy

    HDplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Thats what I'm trying to avoid would prefer the plow sit properly
     
  6. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Buying the frame for a 2500 will be of no help. Just because it's for a 2500 doesn't mean it sits lower. You will not find pre-made drop brackets because no one makes them because there is no market.

    Your only options are to modify the proper frame or buy another truck. Overcoming 9inches has been done but why.

    Are you trying to plow your driveway or actually work this truck?
     
  7. HDplowguy

    HDplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I have 6 driveways that i do within a two mile span of where i live. I've been using a 4x4 wheeler for the last three years but some of the driveways are 200 yards long I'd estimate. And using the wheeler takes a bit of time. Ex special with deep snow.
     
  8. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    You can easily modify the a frame and drill the holes higher up. Leave the push plates alone. If you want I can send you pictures of my a frame.
     
  9. HDplowguy

    HDplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    If you could send pics that would be great!
     
  10. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

  11. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

  12. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    Please excuse the dirtyness of the plows. I am slacking!
     
  13. HDplowguy

    HDplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    moving them holes wont effect the structure of the plow frame?
     
  14. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    Hasn't affected mine in 5 years. The v plow frame could have been made a little stronger, was a new guy who made it but so far so good.
     
  15. HDplowguy

    HDplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    so from what i see in your photo. the extensions are welded on. never thought of that. do you know the length of your extension by any chance?
     
  16. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    As in how high up the hole I am using is? It will be different on your truck. If you do the math right (I clearly didn't the first time around), you can figure it out.
     
  17. HDplowguy

    HDplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    the bracket that got welded on. from the spot of weld to the top how long is it. just curious.
     
  18. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    I can measure tomorrow but I believe 12". You can make it any size for whatever height lift you have. Put the headgear on the truck (separate from A-frame), and bring the a frame to where it will be level, measure where the holes need to be.
     
  19. HDplowguy

    HDplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    alright ill give it a shot when i get this frame. i appreciate all your help. ill keep you posted!