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How disappointed will I be?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by SnowFakers, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    I already know i'll be disappointed but....

    I bought a 98 k1500 to serve as a daily driver and as a possible backup plow rig to my 350 with V plow. I figure this is the best time of the year to buy used plows so I started to look a little bit. I honestly don't want to or plan to use this truck as a plow truck but its always better to have the option if a situation came up. That being said I don't want anything to heavy for the truck, just something to get me through a storm if need be. The truck has the 305 motor in it so I figure that will be easier on the front end than the 350 but not by much. Doesn't look there are many BOSS options for this truck to compliment my V plow, so I guess that really only leaves Fisher. I originally thought of the homesteader but they don't make the required mount and its pretty lightweight... Are there any lightweight poly MM2 plows that I missed? Any other cheapish options to look at? Im not really sure what to do here, a few years newer on the truck and I could have gotten a nice poly Boss blade but I can't seem to find a mount or wiring. Thoughts?
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

    For a backup set up look for a used Meyer EZ-Mount Classic or a Western Uni-Mount. You should be able to find one for less than $2K.

    Also a 305 SB is the same block and weighs the same as a 350 SB.
     
  3. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,015

    If its just a spare in need, what about a western, get the adapter, and put a used unimount on it. You could do this relatively cheap if you can do your own installs.
     
  4. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    I was thinking of western, and I knew the weights were close on the motors I just wasn't positive on that.
     
  5. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    The unimount is the new or older system? I get them confused
     
  6. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,015

    Unimount-old, Ultramount-new. I got a beat up unimount a customer wants to sell, its a 8 1/2.
    But everything works.
     
  7. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    7.5' mm2 with a set of buyers wings. You end up with over 9 feet of plow that doesn't weigh much at all
     
  8. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    I always thought the older 7.5's were heavy? There is a considerable price difference between a newer one and one with a little rust and has seen better days.

    I dont do any parking lots currently so width isn't important to me, my V plow is only 8'2
     
  9. TMLGC

    TMLGC Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    You can put a 7.5 mm fisher on that truck all day long no problem. There are tons of them up here. I used to have a 99 K1500 and a 2004 1500 both had the 7.5 full size plow that was installed by the Fisher dealer that was also the truck dealer.
     
  10. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Good deal, I will see what I can come up with. I like the fisher idea over western due to there being so many out there atlas around here. You see fisher 5-6 to 1(boss, western,blizzard,etc)
     
  11. vortec7622

    vortec7622 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    That truck will hold a 7'6'' HD or RD(same thing) Fisher no problem at all
     
  12. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

  13. coke813

    coke813 Member
    Messages: 88

    I had that exact truck with a Western 7.5' unimount. Mine was also a 305. I always put about 400# of sand in the back. I only did a few driveways, but I was quite happy with the truck/ plow setup. Front end sagged a but, but I turned the torsion bars to lift the front about 1" higher than stock and I had no problems.