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new dodge ram need plow but clueless

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by hiii98, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. hiii98

    hiii98 Member
    Messages: 63

    i just bought a 1999 dodge ram 2500, extrended cab and bed. I want to plow snow this winter commercially. I a 100% newbie and want to buy a inexpensive but decent plow and setup. If anyone could please make some recommendations on how i can save money and get a decent plow I am open. Also my brother is a mechanic and can install the setup.

    Thanks guys

  2. anolke

    anolke Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Well Ryan I am a newbie also but I looked at it this way I plan on doin gthis for awhile so I bought a new blizzard 760sw for my 1/2 ton I think you could get the 860sw on your truck. I did a lot of looking and thought that was the best buy I paid $5000 parts and lbr for it cause it was not worth the hasle to put in on my self.
  3. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Your gettin a pretty late start for getting a job or accounts this season. Don't want to discourage you in any way but just my opinion. As for what plow to get, the options are endless. Get somethin atleast 8 feet wide. What color is your truck? Fisher makes some aweosme stainless steel blades, and Boss makes a great 8.2 foot V Blade.
  4. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I started out with a used plow set up. I spent the spring and summer looking and found a great deal on a plow in "like new" condition for about $2000.00

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,581

    Check out the local free web based classifieds. Lots of deals but be patient. Look for a blade which came off you model truck and is a simple swap. Trying to find the correct light kit and mounting hardware will become costly. Good luck and happy reading. A few night of research on this site will put you leaps and bounds ahead of all the other newbies.
  6. hiii98

    hiii98 Member
    Messages: 63

    why is it kinda late? I could have a plow on in a weekend

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,424

    most comeercials are already signed up and if they are not that means they are waiting to make a decision and those ones are usually a pain. unless you are thinking about subbing and helping someone out who already has contracts. that is probably a lot better idea. another idea would be to ask any dealers in your area that sell plows. they might have taken a trade in or somehting and that way you would also be able to ask for help if you needed it. I have also found plows at used car/truck dealers, where the dealer takes off the plow to sell the truck. good luck. check teh plowsite board forsale