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Hi guys, New here! couple q's

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by GW250, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. GW250

    GW250 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hi everyone! New to the site and l like it!
    I have a question...(story first) I bought a truck dodge 2500 and my buddy has a plow he'll sell me pretty cheap and I want to plow for him this winter. it's an older Boss V and doesn't have the nicer smart lock angle cylinders. I've been calling around for prices and HOLY CRAP!!! $300 per CYL??? I looked online and noticed there are 2 different versions.
    One for newer and one for older. I've also noticed that I can get the newer version for 40 - 50 less then the older ones. will the newer smart lock angle cylinders fit/work on older V plows?

    Thanks for your help guys!

  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,196

    Unless you are doing a lot of back dragging you don't need the smart locks. I have a 98 that doesn't have the smart locks and really haven't had any real problems.
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    You can run the newer style cylinders on an older unit (pre-'06) with some shimming/mods but as CET mentioned unless you're expecting to do a fair amount of back dragging they're not all that necessary.
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You don't need them,Besides 300 bucks buys a lot of coffee while plowing:)
  5. 100InchHammer

    100InchHammer Member
    Messages: 34

    Hi Guys. New to plowsite, thought I would start here, didn't want to start another newbie thread.

    I haven't plowed in about 10 yrs, recently purchased a 79 Chevy Silverado 4X4, shortbed, 350, in really decent shape. The truck has a western plow on it. It's a half ton that was really beefed up, extra springs, helpers on the rear, dual batteries, dual tanks.
  6. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    So what's the question? Or was that just an introduction?
  7. 100InchHammer

    100InchHammer Member
    Messages: 34

    Lol, just an introduction. Right now I'm just getting my feet wet here, reading up on older threads...using the search function a lot. I see I am the minority with my outfit. I've been looking to read up on older plows and trucks like mine but most are late model equipment. I fully understand why, the new trucks and plows of today are awesome.

    I'll just keep reading up on topics and discussions, I imagine any question I have has already been asked, answered and debated here a 100x's over.

    As for my hobbies, I am a motorcycle drag racer/rider. I have owned many bikes over my years of riding and currently am racing a 100 cu in Victory Hammer. Great bike! I am also a hunter, fisherman and in general a country boy like most of the rest of us here. I'll post some pics of my truck later this month, here's a few of my bikes, kids and toys.

    I'm having technical difficulties, lmao. BRB

    Last edited: Aug 7, 2010
  8. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Or Beer....:drinkup::drinkup: