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Lightest plow?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by sabres07, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. sabres07

    sabres07 Senior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 110

    What is the lightest plow made for a chevy 1/2 ton? My Boss 7'6 weighs about 600 lbs, but I am looking ahead to a lighter plow, if available.
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    600 lbs is a very light plow!!! If that truck cannot handle that, time to get a different truck!!! Or crank them tbars a little, put in some timbrens, and some ballast in the back. You will be all set. My plow weighs a little over 800 and my truck drops maybe 1/2 an inch.
  3. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    26 series Snoway weighs in under 500lbs for a 7'6" and the Western Suburbanite/Fisher Homesteader weigh in under 300lbs.
  4. sabres07

    sabres07 Senior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 110

    Don't misunderstand me, my 1/2 ton is fine with my 600 lb plow. I was just wondering what else is out there when the time comes to replace it. It would be nice to have a lighter plow, if possible.
  5. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    There's always a Snow Bear......
  6. sabres07

    sabres07 Senior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 110

    uh.....yea.....I don't think so.
  7. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    light plow

    This is my third season with my suburbanite. Aside from the problems I am having right now the plow has been great. It weighs 250lbs but is fully hydraulic. I have to say that the lights are mounted too low and the plow could be taller but it get's the job done and has always impressed me!
  8. sabres07

    sabres07 Senior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 110

    What problems are you having? I have had my Boss plow for about 8 years with absolutely no problems, other than a burned out signal bulb. The screws that held the housing together were rusted and had to be drilled out. I replaced them with stainless, so I should be all set.
  9. ghlkal

    ghlkal Member
    Messages: 83

    Yes, my 26 series Sno-way with the poly moldboard weighs 450 lbs. My 1500 handles it just fine.
  10. Jon Schuler

    Jon Schuler Member
    Messages: 30

    Western midweight will shave off 60-70 lbs. Ive heard they are pretty good for a standard plow. Just my 2 cents. It is quite a big difference compared to a suburbanite, and I think the pumps are very close to the pro plows now.
  11. Steve'sZr2

    Steve'sZr2 Member
    Messages: 86

    one would think that by now, fisher and western would have come out with a slighlty larger version for bigger trucks. :rolleyes:
  12. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    You would think!

    The suburbanite uses a direct lift system, much like Boss, and this is out of the norm for western. I'm sure illiminating the lift plate and chain removes alot of weight. But, like I said, They could take the same design and make it taller and move the lights. I love my plow and the fact that it is basically no weight on my truck. It is a great driveway plow. As far as my problem, the plow has started to have strokes. At times it does not respond to the controller and for no reason. I was told my motor was shot when I took it to a dealer (new to western) but the plow later worked so i'm not convinced. I'm leaning toward a power issue as when it does act up it sucks the power from the truck and actually disrupts my radio. I bought a new motor but at $200.00 I'm holding off installing it for further review.