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New Truck!

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by JPMAKO, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. JPMAKO

    JPMAKO Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    I ordered a 2007 Chevrolet 3500HD Duramax 4x4 cab and chassis that is going to have an 8' dump body put on it as soon as it arrives at the dealer. Supposedly it is going to be coming in in about two weeks. What size plow do you guys recommend for this truck? It is going to be used in mostly commercial sites but will also be doing some residential driveways.

    Thanks for any input,
    Jason
     
  2. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    13 or 14 footer...no j/k a 9' would be perfect
     
  3. JPMAKO

    JPMAKO Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    DBL,

    I was thinking a 12' would be a perfect fit. Just big enough for the commercial accounts but I can probably just squeeze it into my residentials.
    I would guess that I will need to get timbrens too and about 2000 pounds of ballast.

    Seriously I was thinking a 9' Fisher what do you think?

    Jason
     
  4. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    yeah an 8 1/2 would cover the wheelbase and a 9' would be the perfect size not too big either
     
  5. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    With dual rear wheels (I assume) and that long a wheelbase I would go with no less than a 8.5' blade just to cover my wheel tracks on turns. Ultimately I would try to go with a 9.5' Extreme V (or 8.5 if I had places where the 9.5 wouldn't physically fit).
     
  6. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    I didnt think they even made 3500hds anymore. A Blizzard 810 is perfect for a 3500, if it is indeed a 3500hd on 19.5s I'd go with a Blizzard 8611. No question about it. Then I would go get some lots and forget about doing driveways with it. Just too big for driveways.
     
  7. JPMAKO

    JPMAKO Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    The truck is a 3500 Duramax/Allison 4x4 w/ 8' mason dump
    I purchased this instead of a 4500 because I need something that can fit in driveways.
    My route consists of approximately 140 residential and only about 5 commercial sites.
    So when this truck is done with commercial it needs to be able to fit in whatever driveways are left on the route. I am leaning toward a 9' Fisher HD because of the dual wheels. I am not getting a blizzard nor any V-plow as they are just not practical for my applications. I am thinking that a 8 1/2 is too small???


    Jason
     
  8. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    If it's a cab and chassis you have the narrow rearend, an 8.5 will be okay, but 9 is better. You'll never carry anything bigger on a 3500. If you havent tried it, dont knock the Blizzard. Check out their website and see what they can do. You may void your warranty pretty easy because the Dmax takes up so much of your front axle gvw, it doesnt leave much for a plow. The 810 is pretty close in price to the 9 foot straight blade.
     
  9. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    You may struggle somewhat on driveways no matter what size blade you put on it, so I would opt for a 9' Fisher X-Blade or 9.5' Xtreme V if that's what you're into.
     
  10. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I find that my Blizzard 810 really shines on the residential stuff payup
     
  11. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    me too, because it's only an eight foot straight blade when you need it to be.
     
  12. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,714

    I would go 9.5 if you could...gotta check the weight though. 9 would work be perfect for that truck but me...go BIG! :rolleyes:
     
  13. jryden145

    jryden145 Member
    Messages: 86

    I would go with a boss 9'2" V with wings, that way you can put the wings on for commercial and then have them off for residential.
     
  14. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    You could run an 8.5, a 9, or a 9.5 if you wanted, but I wouldn't want to plow many driveways with the 9.5', IMO.
     
  15. Fergy42286

    Fergy42286 Member
    Messages: 30

    I have a 9' x blade on my 3500, but I only have the 6.0 gas. Due to the weight of the deisel they more than likely won't install it. So it looks like an HD unless you plan on cash and carry.
     
  16. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    Cash and Carry is the way to go anyways. I say go for a 9' X Blade if you want a straight blade and a 9.5' V-Blade if you want V.
     
  17. HOOBS PRO PLUS

    HOOBS PRO PLUS Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 45

    Lighting

    Nice pic. Do you have any warning lighting on that truck and if so where did you put it. thanks in advance.
     
  18. HOOBS PRO PLUS

    HOOBS PRO PLUS Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 45

    Warning Lighting

    Does anyone have any suggestions for warning lighting on a 05 3500 4x4 dump tk with 8.5 Pro Plus straight blade.
     
  19. LAB INC

    LAB INC Senior Member
    Messages: 332

    Hey

    Hey I Would Go With A 9 Foot Fisher X Balde Or A 9 Foot Western
     
  20. LAB INC

    LAB INC Senior Member
    Messages: 332

    hey

    Hey i would go with a 9 foot fisher ss X balde or a 9 foot western pro plus