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new plow?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by kyledm, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. kyledm

    kyledm Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a 2005 gmc 1500 crew cab and would like to buy a plow for it. I would be using it mostly for my own driveway which is about 1/4 mile long. How big of a plow can I run without ruining my truck, also, what brand do I want, new vs used, what should i expect to pay, and what is available for saving the front end from damage
     
  2. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    1. No bigger than 7'6"
    2. Add timbrens to the front to help with the weight of the plow (unless you go with something like a snowbear)
    3. Ballast
    4. Price depends on what you are looking at.... Find out what you have around you for plow dealers and go from there. No point in getting a western if the only dealer you have near you is hiniker.
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Dealer support and service is just as important as plow brand.
     
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Get a 7.5' plow JMO.
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    This is super important, especially if you aren't good at mechanical repairs. Do a little looking around at different shops, and do they carry a good inventory of spare parts. What brand is most popular in your area? That's probably the brand to get. A used plow will save a bunch of money, especially if you are just doing your own driveway (and at least one ungrateful neighbor or relative)