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Looking for advice

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by kmccabe, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. kmccabe

    kmccabe Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I am looking at buying a Western plow for personal use and was looking for any advice you guys have. I have a 2007 3500 SRW quad cab long box dodge with the 5.9l. I was thinking about buying either a pro-plow series 2 or a pro plus 8.5 foot blade. I own a 5 acre acerage with a long driveway all gravel. My main concer is the weight of the blades. The pro-plow series 2 weighs 680 lbs and the pro plus weighs 820 lbs. Will I be happier with the extra weight to push down or is the extra weight unnessicary and will it just be harder on the front end of my truck? Any information you guys have would be helpful. I am only looking for information on Western plow because we only have Western plow dealer where I live. Thanks
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,738

    Goto the western forum. Theres a thread there all about this
  3. andersman02

    andersman02 Senior Member
    Messages: 695

    I may be wrong as I don't do gravel lots but would it really matter how much down force you have if you are using shoes?
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,738

    Down force, plow weight all matter. Or you can just "bump" up the plow from cutting into the gravel.