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Old speedcast on new truck?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Grotonems5, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Grotonems5

    Grotonems5 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 47

    Anyone ever try putting the old type speedcast plows on a new (07and up) truck? Impossible? Improbable? Stupid? They are a dime a dozen in good shape :mechanic:

    If it has been done or talked about it before please point me in that direction!!
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2011
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    I'm sure it could be done. But, why would you want to do that?
  3. Grotonems5

    Grotonems5 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 47

    nostalgia? :jester: Just curious if it had been done or talked about
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    legal reasons not to is one major reason manf have gone to quick mount styles. its for crash ratings i guess basicly.

    and if you have the talent and skills and parts you could do it.

    also have to go electric pump basicly or get real creative for belt drive hydro.
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,511

    As I remember it, I dont remember what the years are, but it is against federal law to put a plow (that leave the plow tower attached to the truck if the plow is removed) onto a truck that was manufactured after (i think) 1998 or 96 some time around there.

    too many people died from being hit in the head by plow lifting arms in accidents.
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    It's illegal to run the old style plates on a truck built after 1/1/94. The Chevy GMT 400 push plates fit up through 98/00 of course. I do know a guy that ran an engine driven Speedcaster on a 96 Tahoe last winter. The push plates bolted right on, had to get creative with the engine bracket. Worked fine though.
  7. Grotonems5

    Grotonems5 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 47

    Oh I see, makes sense I suppose.