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New plow truck

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by DUMZ, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. DUMZ

    DUMZ Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Well I've been a Chevy truck guy all of my snow plowing life (6 yrs) Just bought my first Dodge to replace the Chevy. Got a 1999 Ram 2500. Solid truck at a good price. It's got a 5 speed manual 5.9L gas. Putting an 8' Hiniker strait blade on it. Just wondering what I should do off the get go that will save me headaches down the road.

    Thanks

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  2. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    You opened yourself up with this one!

    Advise? Get a different plow!
     
  3. DUMZ

    DUMZ Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    plow less then one yr old, bought from local dealer, and so far it's worked out great. I wish I would have got a V but for the price difference I think I will put wings on it.
     
  4. DUMZ

    DUMZ Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I was thinking more about putting Timbrens in or not, HD fan clutch, or any other additional items to put into the truck to make it better.

    Your right I sure did open my self up :nono:
     
  5. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,980

    Put an automatic in it.....
     
  6. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I doubt the 2500 will squat too much, but from what I hear the timbrens do a good job. Having the right ballast in back should help to balance things out, so maybe give that a shot before modifying anything. I can't get over how much difference I have now with a yard of sand -- it's like night & day.
     
  7. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Whats wrong with that plow?
     
  8. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    I added a 2" steel leveling kit on the front end; it made an incredible differance in clearence when the plows mounted. I think it took all of 2 hours and that included installing a set of new shocks. My truck and I are glad I added the leveling kit, I don't seem to bottom out like I first did prior to that addition.:bluebounc
     
  9. DUMZ

    DUMZ Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I added ballast weight to my 90 k1500 this yr and it made a big difference. Although i think i put to much in. Plow weighs about 750lbs or so... go with 350-400lb ballast??
     
  10. DUMZ

    DUMZ Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Worked on it till after nidnight last night but got it all rdy for snow removal. Talking 4-9" this weekend.

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  11. kah68

    kah68 Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    Oil the body, once it's gone it's really not worth fixing.
     
  12. DUMZ

    DUMZ Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Here she is in action... not a good picture but will see about another one today... We got 14" wind blew up some really nice drifts...

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