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Front hitch plow for 04 ram 1500 crew cab

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Jibidi, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Jibidi

    Jibidi Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2

    I'm thinking of getting a Summit K2 front hitch plow for my 04 ram 1500. I've heard Western and Meyers are too heavy for my front end without modification. I don't wanna put a lot of money out. My question is do front hitch plows work well. Basically doing driveways and maybe some small parking lots just to make some money this winter. Will probably upgrade both plow and truck next year if I make enough. Any thoughts?
  2. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 535

    Look at a Snoway 26 or 26R. They are great plows and weigh less than most on the market. Mine still works great after 6 or so years.
  3. NThill93

    NThill93 Member
    Messages: 96

    my dad has an 04 1500 5.7 hemi 4wd auto with a 7.5' full size hiniker it handles it fine. didn't even crank the torsion bars at all
  4. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    Get a set of Timbrens for the truck. Makes a huge difference. Outside of ball joints and wheel bearings getting a work out, the truck would do fine. I have a Chevy 1500 with a MMII Meyer 8.5 steel blade on the front. It drops about an inch when I raise the plow.
  5. cubplower

    cubplower Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    i would suggest almost any regular style plow over a front hitch plow like you are talking about
  6. Jibidi

    Jibidi Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for all the input everyone. Going shopping tomorrow at Myers
  7. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,935

    I don't believe they have torsion bars, only GM.
  8. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    2004 1500: 2wd coil springs. 4wd bars.
  9. NThill93

    NThill93 Member
    Messages: 96

    they do, 4wd 1500 has bars the 2wd has springs. trust me I'm under the truck a lot

    on a side note saw a gm 3500 duramax and it had torsion bars anyone have one and how does it ride? not sure if its 2 or 4wd gotta check if i see it again.