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Fisher X-blade 7.5' on a Silverado 1500

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by beatle78, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Would you put a 7.5' stainless X-blade on a '03 Chevy 1500 w/ Timbrens?

    Thanks,
    beatle78
     
  2. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    We have an X blade on a F-150 7700 (250 LD) It is a little heavy for it, but it has held up to 3 years of commercial use. The FGVWR is a little higher than the Chevy. It is a very hefty plow.
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    One word:

    HELLYEAH!!

    but put 500# of ballast behind the rear tailgate.
     
  4. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    hehe that made me laugh.

    Is it the same 3 plug system as the regular HD blades?
     
  5. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    I just looked and the weight of the 7.5' X-blade is 747lbs and the weight of the 8' HD is 717lbs.

    I was told in another thread not to put the 8' HD plow on my truck.

    Thoughts?
     
  6. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Same system.

    Fisher only recommends the 7.6 HD, 7.6 Homesteader for your truck, the GVWR just isn't quite high enough. With Timbrens and a smart driver you should be fine.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2008
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    In actuality, both plows are too heavy for your truck...

    But sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do..

    If thats your only truck, and you need to plow, and those are the only blades you can get a hold of...do it up. Just don't plow like a idiot.
     
  8. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    at the risk of being flammed, what do you consider plowing like an idiot?

    I consider myself a conservative plower. I occasionally slam into a soft snowbank to push the snow back a little farther. Other then that I plow very steady and cautious on all of my driveways...
     
  9. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Shifting while still moving in the opposite direction, hitting unmovable obstacles, stuff like that.
     
  10. bakerc8

    bakerc8 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    i hit a car when i was at brickman and i was stoped and going and it runs a red light and mack into my blade his resonce why did u hit me
     
  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,350

    I think your truck can handle a 7.5' X Blade with no probablems.
     
  12. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    :confused:
     
  13. bakerc8

    bakerc8 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    dont be like that guy
     
  14. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    :eek: I yell at my wife for doing that in her minivan all the time. And I don't hit things that don't move.

    OK, so I think I make the classification of a conservative driver.

    I may just buy a 7.5' X-blade or 8' HD if I find the right deal.
     
  15. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Go for it! You won't be disappointed with an X-Blade.

    Sorry bakerc8.
     
  16. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    If you go with the 8'...you can always slap it on a bigger truck after you make some bread with the 1/2 ton...
     
  17. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    I exhausted my search and the supply of quality plows is pretty much gone for this year. I drove to NY last night to pickup a 7.5' 3 plug MM1 plow to get me through the season.

    Hopefully in the off season I can find a good MM2!
     
  18. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Good luck, the snow is coming!
     
  19. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Thanks! I can't wait!!!
     
  20. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175