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New Plow for Dodge 1500 4x4

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by jschiller, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. jschiller

    jschiller Junior Member
    from ne
    Messages: 4

    Hi I'm new to this. I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 and am interested in doing some plowing this winter in NY. I would do approx 5 driveways, so not too much. I have talked with local dealers who have steered me towards the Western Midweight or a Fisher LD or RD. I need your recommendation. Most important to me is the ease to put on and take off the plow.

    Thanks in advance.
    Dr J.
     
  2. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Welcome to Plowsite.

    You are sure to find lots of information and opinions on plow manufacturers here.

    Have you considered a Sno-Way for your truck? Our 26 series makes an excellent application on the 1/2 Dodges. Since you are mainly doing residential you may be interested in our Hydraulic Down Pressure system which allows for better back-dragging of snow.

    Happy shopping
     
  3. jschiller

    jschiller Junior Member
    from ne
    Messages: 4

    Thanks Sno-Way

    Sno-Way wasn't on my radar. I will check out the series 26 as you suggest.

    Any one else have thoughts on the Western or Fisher?
     
  4. MarksTLC

    MarksTLC Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I had an 01' Ram 1500 with a Curtis plow. I did have to add timbrens up front though.

    It also had the offroad package which made it almost too high for the Curtis hookup.
     
  5. tuckerman

    tuckerman Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I also have a RAM 1500 and was seriously looking at the Fisher LD but got sticker shock when I got pricing. I also just looked at the Curtis, Price was great, 1,000.00 less but the weight is up there. I also would be doing just a few driveways, not really driving too far with plow, so the tech told me I could got without the timbrens.

    I'm also going to check out the snoway, Unfortunately there isn't a dealer too close.

    Let me know how you decide to go, am very curious

    Tuck
     
  6. MrBigStuff

    MrBigStuff Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 140

    If you're going to start considering the lightweight poly plows, then you should also look into the Western Suburbanite or Fisher Homesteader.

    I looked at all of the offerings and ended up with the Homesteader. Price and performance were important but the clincher was the dealer I went through. Proximity, knowledge and demeanor made the difference.

    I had originally set my mind on one of the other ones but the dealer didn't have any on hand and they weren't willing to go to the trouble of ordering just one, even if I plunked down the cash in advance. That soured me instantly and I went shopping elsewhere. Glad I did.
     
  7. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I had a nice Blizzard 760lt on my 04 1500. Check my posts for some pics. Timbrens are a must!!!
     
  8. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    If anyone is interested I have a 8' Meyer MDII with a C-8, E60 pump, truck lites with adapters for a Dodge , power and control harness and a slick switch. It came off of a 00 Dodge 1500, blade and mounts are out being blasted as I type will get a new paint job, with all new decals and labels $2500

    Jay
    508 753 6617 or e-mail jphanratty@charter.net

    here's an example of a 7.5' MD II I just sold, so this one you can expect to be as nice.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2007
  9. jschiller

    jschiller Junior Member
    from ne
    Messages: 4

    Mount / Dismount

    Can anyone provide some advice and recommnedation for a relatively "easy" mount / dismount? I am focused on the Western, Fisher, and Snoway since these dealers are local to my area.

    As I mentioned in earlier posts, I will only be plowing a few residences (5), and therefore will spend a significant amont of time putting this on and taking off.

    Lastly, will i need Timbrens for my 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4?

    Thanks
     
  10. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    I had a Boss 7'6" Standard Straight Blade on my 2001 Dodge 1500 Quad Cab. Worked awesome and best part as with all Boss plows, on and off in a minute.
     
  11. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    If you want easy, look at a Curtis Plow, with the hitch & run system they make a lightweight Poly Plow call the Home pro, if the Snow Pro 3000 is to heavy for your truck. All the ones you mentioned are all good plows and local service is important unless your very mechanically inclined and have plenty of equipment and plenty of back up parts.
     
  12. jschiller

    jschiller Junior Member
    from ne
    Messages: 4

    Decision

    Hi and Thanks to everyone for your input.

    I decided to go with the Western Mid Weight for my Dodge 1500 Ram. The key for me was the easy on/off, the minimal amount of hardwear that needed to stay on the truck year round, and the professionalism of the local dealer. i also opted for the wireless handheld mount.

    I'm looking forward to picking everyones brain for plowing tips!

    Thanks
    J