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Ground Clearance

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by samnegron, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. samnegron

    samnegron Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 3

    Hello, I have a 2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD, Western Plow - Ultra Mount, My ground clearance is horrible, I only have about 4 inches from the bottom of the plow receiver to the ground, is this normal. I can't even get in or out of my driveway without scraping pretty bad. I am new to plowing and this truck.... so any hints would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I got fed up enough with the same problem on my 2004 I just traded the truck off a week ago! That wasn't the only problem but it was the final straw!
     
  3. FteNelson

    FteNelson Member
    Messages: 92

    shoulda bought a ford :):cool:
     
  4. BOMBER

    BOMBER Member
    Messages: 33

    Taller tires.;)
     
  5. samnegron

    samnegron Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 3

    How depressing!
     
  6. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    timbrens? lift kit?
    mine isn't even as low as yours or some of the hd's i've seen and i have a half ton.......
    odd.
     
  7. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Don't let some of the guys on here tell you, you bought the worng truck. I run a 04 gmc sierra 2500 hd with a boss 8'2'' vee on it. No problems. Just add about 600 + pounds to the bed of the truck and get some timberns and you'll be set.
     
  8. samnegron

    samnegron Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 3

    Thanks

    Thanks, great advice.....
     
  9. shovelracer

    shovelracer Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    That plow also has a lot of adjustments with the frame. You have to take basically the whole thing apart to change it but you can. If you take a pic of the part that scrapes we can tell you if you can adjust it farther. The plow that goes on my 01 2500HD was originally on a ford. It was set up for that height vehicle. When I put it on I had about 4" I adjusted the frame and then had 6" I added 285's and timbrens and now have about 8".
     
  10. JeffB

    JeffB Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I agree with shovelracer on the adjustments. When I first purchased my ultra mount the ground clearance was terrible, only about 2". The dealer told me it was fine, just be careful over railroad tracks. I didn't believe it, so I downloaded the installers guide from Western's website and found that it was installed incorrectly for my truck. You would hope a dealer could follow directions :dizzy: Instead of letting them mess something else up, I rebuilt it following the manuals height guide and gained multiple inches. I can now enter/exit my driveway without destroying the concrete or the plow frame.