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Ground clearance and plow frames

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by GetMore, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. GetMore

    GetMore Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    I would like to know what plow has the most ground clearance when the plow is off. This is for a 2013 Silverado 2500HD.
    For instance, it looks like Boss and Snoway might have the least, with that big crossmember bracket that hangs below the air dam.
    I know that those two need that bracket to be low to keep the pushing force going straight, and not too far down, so the plow can ride over obstacles, instead of launching the truck. (Extreme example, but you get the idea)
    Also, since they are direct acting hydraulic lift, if it is mounted too high they might not be able to angle down far enough to maintain ground contact over humps and such.

    I am assuming that other plows have the same kind of issue, but there are variances.

    Any advice?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Western with receivers removed
     
  3. PremierSnowPlow

    PremierSnowPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Yes, western with receivers removed has a lot of ground clearance
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,988

    Western ultramount
     
  5. nicks_xj

    nicks_xj Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Western is the best and I think snowdogg mounts hang the lowest
     
  6. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,902

    Western for sure if you're going for a clean look and ultimate ground clearance.
     
  7. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    You can add Blizzard since they use the same setup as Western, besides the removable part.
     
  8. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    No not really. They have a push beam that hangs low
     
  9. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Fisher mounts don't drop below the lower air dam usually either
     
  10. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Hiniker.....
     
  11. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    And you don't have to cut the bumper plastic.