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Help selecting a plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Corradini_13, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. Corradini_13

    Corradini_13 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I have a 95 Chevrolet 1500 extended cab, short bed, 5.7L V8, 4x4. I would like some advice on what plow to get for this truck. I've done searches but alot of sites say that no plows are recommended for this vehicle. PLEASE HELP.
     
  2. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    check out the 7 1/2 blizzard..... That would work out just right for that truck. Yes you can put a plow on it! go to this website and give them a call.

    www.blizzardplows.com :waving:
     
  3. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Ditto:

    I currently run a Blizzard 7'6" LD on a 91 chev 1/2 ton. Works great.

    Dave.
     
  4. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    7.5 western ultramount pro
     
  5. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    Im looking at getting one of these myself, because I found a dealer that has a good price on them. Anything to watch out for on them or are they reliable?
     
  6. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    7'6" Fisher RD is what I run on my 1996 K1500
     
  7. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Fisher RD 7'6" should do it :nod:
     
  8. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I put this vehicle specs through the Fisher site and it shows that it can take a 7'6" LD, 7'6" RD, 8'HD or 8'6"HD. If you're looking at comparing other brands, the weight of these is more important than the size.

    If you'd like to do it yourself, here's the link. Click on "start ematch" and fill in the boxes highlighted in red.

    http://www.fisherplows.com/ematch.asp
     
  9. Corradini_13

    Corradini_13 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thank you to everyone for the input. Much appreciated
     
  10. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    Mick:

    You are correct that if you go through e-match it will allow you to select 7'6" LD up through 8'6" HD blades for a half ton. However the Fisher Kit Selection guide only recommends up to a 7'6" RD on half tons. :eek: No one in their right mid would recommend an 8' or 8'6" HD blade on a half ton Chevy.
     
  11. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    Should have said no one in their right mind would recommend an 8' or larger Fisher HD blade for a half ton Chevy.
     
  12. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I agree and have always recommended a 7.5' for a 1/2 ton, 8 - 8 1/2' for 3/4 ton etc. I just showed what came up, figuring they know better than I do. It would really depend on the total weight rather than the size of the equipment, anyway.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2004