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Plowing with a chevy 1500 4x4

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by STREETGLIDE, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. STREETGLIDE

    STREETGLIDE Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 42

    Just have a quick question. (I am new to the forum and snow plowing business) I have a 2000 chevy silverado 1500 with the 4.6 v8 this is the work truck style with the rubber mat on the floor and such and is a 4x4. I just bought the new Myer 7.5 ft snow plow for it and it seems to handle the weight easy, Is anybody else using a 1500 for plowing and how does it work. Myer says these plows are made for the 1500 series trucks. Do you think i will have any problems. ????
     
  2. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    No you shouldnt have any problems at all plowing with a 1/2 ton. Mark13 has a Chevy 1500 with a 7.5ft blade if you have any question I think he knows the 1500s well.
     
  3. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    you should be alright....but Marks truck is a 5.7L i believe.
     
  4. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Oh... Whoops :/
     
  5. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    wouldn't your truck be a 4.8L instead of a 4.6L?
     
  6. STREETGLIDE

    STREETGLIDE Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 42

    4.8 yes. It seems to have good power
     
  7. cleansweep007

    cleansweep007 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    I have a 1999 chevy 1500 4.8 with a western ultramount and it handles it well. You should be okay.
     
  8. STREETGLIDE

    STREETGLIDE Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 42

    I am new to the plowing business except for some atv plowing. I appriciate all the answers here. Do i need to get a bigger alternator or will stock be fine.
     
  9. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    how many amp is your current alternator? and what type of plowing will you be doing?
     
  10. STREETGLIDE

    STREETGLIDE Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 42

    Not sure how many amps. Its stock. And i will be plowing residential and some small lots.
     
  11. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    will you be doing much driving between lots to charge the battery back up? and if not then i would upgrade to a 160 amp or larger alternator
     
  12. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Got any pics?
     
  13. STREETGLIDE

    STREETGLIDE Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 42

    Here is a pic

    DSCF0981.jpg

    DSCF0985.jpg
     
  14. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Thing looks pretty mean :D
     
  15. STREETGLIDE

    STREETGLIDE Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 42

    Looks pretty good i think to.
     
  16. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Plowed with a 1500 for 8 years. Pushed more snow in my time than most of the guys you see out plowing anymore. :rolleyes:


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    These are some of my favorite pictures.
     
  17. STREETGLIDE

    STREETGLIDE Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 42

    What size motor did ya have.
     
  18. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Of course it does, it's a Chevrolet.wesport
     
  19. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    TBI 350/700R4/241

    Here's what it looks like now. :D
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  20. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Haha. Figured I would help you with a little editing.