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newbie questions

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by garyg, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. garyg

    garyg Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I'm looking in buying my first plow. found a Western 8' straight blade complete set up with a truck mount for chevy 2500. I currently have a chevy 1500. is this too much plow? i checked the western site and the difference in weight is 15 lbs. what do you guys think?
  2. blue sky guy

    blue sky guy Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    You need a 2500HD. If you want to try plowing with a 1500- need to get heavy front coil springs. good luck.
  3. deereequipment

    deereequipment Member
    Messages: 90

    check with a Western dealer to make sure, but that is probably too much plow (too much weight on your front end, on your suspension, for your cooling system, and for your transmission to push).

    Is it really worth tearing up your truck?
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Why are you guys so affraid of 1/2 tons? Had 7 of them, all ran 8' fronts, 6 ran 7.5 back blades and they all were shortboxes and 4 had the v-6. The last survivng one was bought new in 88 and plowed for 18 years. Same motor, same trans and one rear end under warranty. Couple of sets of shocks, half shafts once.

    Lets go back to the 60's or 70's where all you could get was a 1/2 ton with a straight 6 to plow snow.