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plow size

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by fisher42, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. fisher42

    fisher42 Banned
    Messages: 55

    rite now i got a 7.5 ft. fisher plow. should i get an 8 ft. if i'm doing residential driveways? someone offered me an 8 ft. fisher (used but in good shape) for $400 that will mount on the plow frame i have on my truck. any info appreciated-thankss
     
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    No. The 7.5' is the right size for that 1500. The extra 6" gain would not be worth it, especially for driveways. The extra weight would only put additional strain on the front end components.
     
  3. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    I agree with mick the 7'5" is fine for the 1500 no reason to switch. If you really felt the need to then i guess it would not be too much of a problem but why put the extra stress on the truck. Just my opinion.
     
  4. PlowMan03

    PlowMan03 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 472

    My boss has a 2002 Chevy Z-71 Extended cab, he thinks that it is a heavy half ton. I don't think it is, just because it's got 6 lug rims like the older 3/4 tons did. Me and him got into a discussion the other day about putting a plow on it. He thinks he can put an 8', and I told him that it will only take a 7.5', but like said above I told him so he agreed.
     
  5. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i stead of spending $400 for a used blade
    why not buy a set of plow wings
    they go on and off easily and can give you an extra 2ft when needed
    purchased a set last yr best $200 i ever spent
    john
     
  6. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    no way 8ft is to big and heavy puts to much load on your front end
     
  7. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Wings are made for full trip plows like the Meyer. I don't know of any made for trip edge plows like his Fisher. If you know of any, please let me know. I'd like to get a set.