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plow for lifted chevy

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Tooth and nail, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Tooth and nail

    Tooth and nail Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    How is it going guys.First day online.Problem I have is I need a 9 foot plow on my 07 chevy 3500 dually ,diesel ,classicinfo@hwcontracting.com.I have a 6 inch lift kit,22.5 rims with tractor trailer tires.Looks mint,problem is no plow installer wants to install it.I told them I would sign a hold harmless legal form , but to no avail.Tried Dejana in NY.Gawr in the front is 4,800.I figured weld 6 inch box steel to lower,anyone with a lifted truck or any suggestions???

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  2. supersteve1191

    supersteve1191 Member
    Messages: 38

    ask got-h2o...he has a couple with 6" lifts and fabs something up to make the plow set level. A lot of people don't recommend it but i'm gonna do it!
     
  3. Tooth and nail

    Tooth and nail Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Yes ,they always say not to do half the things I do to my trucks
     
  4. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    You can do it a few different ways. Personally, I like Western Unimount plows......I've ran them for years and they do the job great. I run Ultramount truckside brackets with a Unimount conversion kit instead of the Ultra plow receivers. The conversions come with 2 sets of side plates, one for stock height, and 1 set for additional drop. They drop so much that I don't have any of them dropped all the way, running 35's on 6" lifts. What's especially nice about this setup is that the conversion kit pins on, and is easily removed. That way there's no hideous dinosaur bracket hanging under the truck all the time.

    Boss also does something similar. They make drop plates for lifted applications. Since the center bar is a piece by itself, they just make adapter plates to drop it down farther. We've also made these, actually for severly lifted trucks, having to make frame gussets and stuff too.

    Blizzard allowed for some drop. They changed the mount design this year so I'm not sure what will be possible with them now. We've done a side plate design on the original style mounts similar to Boss.

    Snow Way plows allowed for some drop as well, but somewhat of a different design. The newer V's are actually pretty slick how they're able to still function at certain angles.

    Basically anything is possible with the right equipment, safety, and fabbing skills. I'd be more than willing fabricate a mount to have a dropped design if you were to come to me.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Hmm, thought I was the only one. :D

    Like Bill said it can be done but will take some fabrication and the skills of someone who understands the stress and forces that the mount will see. The biggest issue with custom building a mount for a lifted IFS truck isn't gaining the height needed, it's the fact that with the additional drop down front control arm cross member that most lift manufacture use to drop the suspension it makes it tough to tie any mount braces into the stock cross member with enough attachment to be sure it will last the test of time.Running shorter tires during the plowing season would help too..

    What brand of plow are you looking at? As the brand of plow will determine if any extra effort will be needed to build a mount.
     
  6. Tooth and nail

    Tooth and nail Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Probably boss or western,9 foot ,v or straight.Whatever I could find out about ease of on and off,strength ,maybe Something I can pin on and off my truck,or something that does not hang in the weeds would help me decide what to buy and install
     
  7. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    not to be off topic but we need more pics of the truck, cause it looks sweet
     
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Between those two choice and with the amount of height you're running I can tell you a Boss mount is far easier to adapt simply due to the differences between the two completely different mount designs.
     
  9. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Yep, B&B is right. Remember if you go with a V that the A-frame has to be perfectly parallel with the ground. That should be the case with every plow, but it's critical with a V. An inch will affect the performance of the plow, not allowing it to scoop/v/angle evenly.
     
  10. cvfl

    cvfl Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Not to hijack this thread but am considering a similar setup for my 2004 Sierra 2500HD 6.0 Crewcab shortbox 4X4. Am running a 6" ProComp lift and 35's, and have the 4670 FGAWR. Further complicating things is I have a RanchHand bullnose replacement bumper on the front. Removing the RanchHand is not an option. Am looking at doing some light commercial (parking lots/driveways) on the few days we actually get snow here. Most of the landscape guys in these parts try contracts with skidsteers and wind up wiping out curbs - so being from up north I figure it's relatively easy pickens. Any advise for brands and fittment?

    I do already have onboard air - so adding bags on the front to help with the extra weight wouldn't be too much of an issue.

    Thanks in advance for the help!
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  11. firemedic12187

    firemedic12187 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    i read your post about a conversion kit for a western ultra mount to a uni mount. i have a 2005 chevy 2500hd with a western 8' poly pro plow ultra mount. i am putting a 6' suspension lift with 35's on in the spring. would you be able to let me know where i can find this conversion kit and everything i will need to purchase? thank you!
     
  12. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    fyi its real easy with fisher.

    make some simple plates from 3/8 plate. then few hardware bolts and lengthen the jackstand.

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=66388

    bonus to this let someone with reg hight truck try and drive up and steel it from ya. he will be to low. :dizzy:
     
  13. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    I agree, it's nothing to modify the Fisher A frame. The welder at work did the job on mine for a case of beer, turned out great. Although the jack stand is down as far as it will go now.
     
  14. Tooth and nail

    Tooth and nail Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Its that time again on L.I. NY

    Here s what the truck looks like now

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  15. Tooth and nail

    Tooth and nail Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    pic

    Not to bad that day, dug out only 2 -10 times - bad conditions

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  16. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Tooth and Nail, I have been thinking about some 22.5 rims for my dually. What size tires are you running? And how does it plow?
     
  17. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    The trucks headlights are higher than the plow lights.
     
  18. Tooth and nail

    Tooth and nail Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Plow lights

    Yes it looks odd to me too. I can raise the truck another foot , every BOSS is going to be the same off the ground
     
  19. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 655

    Can you post a picture of your truck side mount and what all you had to do on the underside.
     
  20. jkb383

    jkb383 Junior Member
    from erie
    Messages: 25

    I have 04 3500. Boss v plow. 6 suspension 3 body lift on 315's. Boss dealer did the fab n install. No problem. Only charged 3 or 4 hundred for fabbing n did a great job. Pics on new dxt on dually. I'll be adding some more pics today of frame.