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mount an old plow on a newer truck?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by steelman05, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. steelman05

    steelman05 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Hey everyone,

    dave here from the great northeast. I have a 2006 Chevy 2500HD with the factory plow package and was recently given an older 8' fisher plow with the A frame, side to side arms and hoses. I called my local fisher distributor and the told me I cannot mount this to my newer truck. Being that I have a metal shop and that I don't like being told that I can't do something, I investigated. I checked out a friend's 96 Chevy 2500 with a fisher set up and it appears to me that I should be able to accomplish my goal. I know I need to find the pump, hoses, controls, mounts, frame at this point and would like to know if this is viable. can i run a pully off my 6.0 liter? Am I crazy to try to put this together?

    Thanks to anyone with advice,

    Dave
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    NO you cant!!
     
  3. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    having seen his done countless times, your final cost will be about $4700. how bad do you want it?

    try it and post your final cost and wasted labor.:popcorn:
     
  4. steelman05

    steelman05 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback and will not waste my time or money. great site by the way, i have learned a whole bunch in just a short time.
     
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    I was being facetios:laughing: (I was baiting you, "I don't like being told that I can't do something")

    You can do it, But If you have to ask your better of not doing it.
     
  6. steelman05

    steelman05 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Ha...I'll take that! Basically just looking to be pointed in the right direction. I figured since you guys have been there, done that I would ask first. So again if you have any pointers they would be much appreciated.
     
  7. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    it could be done. $500 for a pump. $400ish for a mount. hoses and some swithches $50-70. $1000ish for a belt driven system.

    in the long run it isn't cost effective.