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Half ton Vplow myth busted-

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ggb6259, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. ggb6259

    ggb6259 Senior Member
    from SW MI
    Messages: 214

    I expect to get flamed but here goes,

    I have heard over and over "You can't put a vplow on a half ton pick up". I've been working in a fact based effort to dispell that faulty assumption. In reality there are plenty of V-plows are out there on 1/2 tons- Plenty of them on this site and other sites.

    There are two manufacturers that specifically advertise and support via their unique plow selectors V's on a 1/2 ton. Snowdogg 7'6" VMD and Meyer 7'6"VLD. Take a peek on this site and other sites and you will see them out there. Snowdogg is 713 lbs and does (imho) push the upper limits of what most 1/2 tons without mods can carry. The Meyer is spec'ed at 585 lbs and can be carried by most 1/2 ton pickups.

    The net here is if you have a 1/2 ton or are considering a V there are likely options out there. Do the due dilligence first.
     
  2. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    No one said you couldn't, just shouldn't.
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    First off ths is a pic section, and you have been around long enough to know where you should have
    Posted, so your way off topic....
    Maybe a mod can move it for you...



    The rub,
    A 7.5 Veee is not adequate For a full size truck.
    A 7.5 in scoop, Vee or swung to the side will clear a path that is to narrow.
    We know this from experience a 8.5 should be ultized.
    You can research why this is too.

    So the 8.5 Vee will be to heavy.
    You can do it.
    But you will be installing it yourself.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2016
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    We had an 8'2" Boss V on a '93 half ton.

    That one burned after a "mechanic" left his coat under the hood.

    Put another 8'2" Boss V on the '96 half ton that replaced it.

    Not sure who says you can't do it.
     
  5. ggb6259

    ggb6259 Senior Member
    from SW MI
    Messages: 214


    I looked for an appropriate segment but could not nail one down... Mod please move to appropriate..

    thx
     
  6. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,550

    Just because the truck can carry it, does it mean that the rest of the truck can stay together????

    The front end parts on a 3/4 ton plus truck are not the only parts that are stressed with a v-plow.
     
  7. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,536

    Why so butthurt about this?
     
  8. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,550

    I was thinking the same thing. Someone push your buttons on this or something?
     
  9. ggb6259

    ggb6259 Senior Member
    from SW MI
    Messages: 214

    Just trying to help the cause. Provide facts.
    Too much misinformation out there.
     
  10. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,501

    We know they offer them, hell we've seen them, hell there are even threads on them with pics (YES, PICS) nothing new with ur post.

    They also make accessories for women to wear but I won't put that I my old lady for good reason.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2016
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    You talking about theses?

    image.jpg
     
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,501

    Ah, ya....that's the ticket.
     
  13. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,873

    Ok man yea sounds good.
    There's also guys on here that run boss V's on jeeps with 1000lb lead custom rear bumpers that swear it's the bees knees. Granted thats uber custom but my point is you can do anything you want.
    Can you do it? Sure, should you do it? Your money and life so whatever.
     
  14. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,157

    ...or by a mechanic who leaves his coat under the hood...
     
  15. ggb6259

    ggb6259 Senior Member
    from SW MI
    Messages: 214

    Can you get the wideout version for the gals with cankles?
     
  16. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    That would be a game changer.
    Thumbs Up
    Working on it....
     
  17. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,036

    It is better to have that extra weight to push through that heavy snow.
     
  18. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    I'm just concerned about the snow spilling back under the wider heel.
     
  19. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,018

    What "facts" and what "misinformation" exactly? Pretty much everybody on here knows that it CAN be done, most just won't do it. And by the way, both plows you listed are "light or medium duty", which I would not use with commercial accounts. A few driveways or whatever, fine, but that's about all I would do with any of them. There was a guy on here last year who posted pics/vids of his brand new Raptor with a Wideout on it. Haven't seen him since to see how it worked for him (although I can probably guess). Anyway, your thread is pretty much just a statement of the obvious. We all know what you can/can't do, but opt not to.
     
  20. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,550

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    Well said. ^^^^^