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plow on a ram

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by RAM2011, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. RAM2011

    RAM2011 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 9

    hi I'm new to the site. i was looking for advice. i have a 2011 dodge 2500 with a diesel. I'm looking to put a fisher hd 8ft plow. what do you think
     
  2. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,598

    Spend the extra $ and get a V !!! Other than that enjoy....
     
  3. RAM2011

    RAM2011 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 9

    so i went to get price quote on plows. Fisher HD or Western pro. i like the Fisher. but i was told they wont install ether one because i have a diesel and the plow companies recomand the Fisher SD. I have a 2011 Ram 2500 crew cab 8ft bed with the 6.7D and it has the plow prep package on it. does anyone have advice or have the Fisher SD?
     
  4. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    i would put the fisher plow on a Ford cuz they will plow more snow because they are heavier because they have a stronger, beefier frame because ford knows how to build trucks
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You're on a roll
     
  6. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    Im just bumping up the thread for the guy instead of saying something boring like, "bump"
     
  7. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    The dealer is just covering his but in case you have a issue with your axle since the front gvw is maxed out with a v plow. Even the BOSS website doesnt reccomend a 8'2" poly VXT for my 05 cummins SRW 3500..... but it holds it just fine!

    I would just tell them to install the plow or you will go somewhere else. As stated before spend the extra coin on a V plow... Thumbs Up


    plow more any relation to Birdseed?
     
  8. RAM2011

    RAM2011 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 9

    thanks for the feed back i didnt think it would be an issue but to here it from guys that have it makes me feel better. im already looking to get a plow that i want and even if i go back to them i will just get the plow and install it myself
     
  9. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    We did that with our trucks. Your Ram will handle an 8'6" vee no problem. As stated the dealer is just pulling a c.y.a. We actually went so far as to put a 9'6" vee with wings on my brothers Ram. It handles it just fine but that was overkill to be honest.
     
  10. RAM2011

    RAM2011 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 9

    everyone has recommend the V plow. i have never use a V. is it that good? How is it doing residential streets?
     
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Are you only plowing streets? You don't need a vee. But a vee rocks in drives and parking lots
     
  12. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,598

    The V's move more cubic capacity of snow, travel down the road much better and have less issues with overheating. Myself a V with a side wing might be perfect ..... Your biggest obsticle will be getting more weight on your truck. You will find the Cummins in the Dodge is too much motor for the truck.

    Have been 23000lbs at the scales many times hauling stone out of the quarry. Engine never truly bogs, braking is another story.
     
  13. RAM2011

    RAM2011 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 9

    the V does sound great i do parking lots and drive ways but might sing on with the town this year that is why i asked about the streets. the cummins is a powerful engine. i had an 06 with the 5.7 never plow with it and now i have the new 6.7. i love it
     
  14. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    The 08's and newer have a Jake brake which really helps when your trailering. I'm willing to bet it would be ok when you're loaded up with the plow and ballast or salt or whatever.
     
  15. RAM2011

    RAM2011 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 9

    the jake break is great when trailering sometimes i put it on even when i dont have a trailer
     
  16. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    exhaust brake isnt it?
     
  17. RAM2011

    RAM2011 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 9

    Yes it is an exhaust brake
     
  18. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,598

    Have run way too heavy with respect to the MTO. Truck, V plow, 8500 Snowex salter (1.5yd salt) dump trailer with a Bobcat on the trailer. You wonder why the front upper and lowers will not last in these trucks>>> They are not designed for the abuse!!!

    On a bright side. Got 24mpg on the lie-o-meter overhead the other day!!!
     
  19. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I plowed a private road last year (have been doing it for 3 years now) with a dead end, and the V makes it much quicker. I can open up the mouth of the road in less time, make the road wider by keeping one wing in the straight position and the opposite wing in the scoop/forward position preventing trail off. Otherwise, its also just a great straight plow as well, but you can always change the wings a bit to keep it as wide as possible and prevent trail off.
     
  20. DIRISHMAN

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    Jake Brake is the handle on a semi tractor located on the right side of the steering colum or also know as a trolly brake/trolly bar