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Plow weight

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by dayjd, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. dayjd

    dayjd Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 5

    Does anyone know what the highest recommeded weight for a plow setup for a Dodge 1500 shortbead? I know Dodge does not recommend a Plow for their 1500 but I see many Rams with them on. I just added 550 lbs to my front end with a Blizzard 760 LT. It was the lightest plow setup I could find that still resembles a real plow and doesn't say snobear on it.
     
  2. Filer

    Filer Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 61

    I don't know the weight requirements but who cares , LOL . Just install either some Timbrens or 3/4 ton coils.

    Go plowing & enjoy yourself ;)
     
  3. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    I don't think DOdge will give you a recommended plow weight. I would feel comfortable putting a 7 1/2' straight blade on your truck. Most straight blades are around the same weight. Poly's are usually 20# - 75#'2 heavier than steel. You could probably get away with a V blade but personally, I wouldn't recommend it. The Timbrens should be installed in either case.
     
  4. acornish

    acornish Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    at around 750 u will start to really wear front end parts --- so anything under that should be fine
     
  5. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Add timbrens and plenty of ballast and you'll be fine with a 7 1/2 foot blade.:nod: :waving:
     
  6. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    I've been seeing alot of standard westerns on the 1500 I go pro i don't like the standard
     
  7. dayjd

    dayjd Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 5

    Thanks

    I'd like to thank all that posted their thoughts to my Dodge Ram plow question. :waving: