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Plow for a 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD (diesel)?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by MichiganMike, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. MichiganMike

    MichiganMike Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Read some posts. Great site. Appreciate how the experienced guys are willing to help out. Maybe someone can help me with my question.

    I have a 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD. It's a 3/4 ton diesel with a 6.5 ft bed. No factory plow package installed. I have some residential and small commercial contracts lined up and may move into bigger commercial jobs if all goes well...I ran an old Fisher plow about 20 years ago but haven't been in the game since and I know it's a whole new ballgame.

    The Western dealer told me the only plow they could sell me was a mid-weight. Is that accurate? I know the diesel is a heavier engine, but could the weight be displaced by ballast to allow me to run a heavier Western Plow?

    The local dealer sells Westerns and Snow Doggs. There' s a Meyer dealer an hour away, and I like what I've seen and heard initially about the Meyer plows, and I'd be willing to drive the hour for sales and service if the plow is worth it, but I'd love to open a can of worms and hear opinions about the Meyer vs. the Western.

    Also, I'm in Alpena, MI, so if anyone knows of any other local brands available for me I'd be grateful for more options. Small town. Lotta the pros here are understandably tight lipped.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Go with the Boss v plow.
     
  3. MichiganMike

    MichiganMike Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Grandview...Boss site says there's now plow that will fir my GAWR. Do you run over GAWR?
     
  4. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    The dealer had my Fisher 8' HD installed before pickup and mine is an ECSB. I have not checked what the actual GAWR is for the front or if the plow is too heavy but they put it on with no questions and the warranty was never voided. I also saw 8.5 Fisher v-blades installed too with no issue.
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    No,just an example.
     
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I saw that ad earlier today when I was on autotrader.
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Did you buy it?
     
  10. MichiganMike

    MichiganMike Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    thanks grandview and cet...7' 6" is too short for me...would barely clear the truck straight, let alone at an angle

    the meyer dealer said they can install any plow i want and that they looked to make sure there was nothing form meyer that would limit my choices...just don't wanna drive an hour for service if needed