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Plowing with a crew cab

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by dmjr77, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. dmjr77

    dmjr77 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    Hello! Does anyone plow with a crew cab? I am looking at a 2003 GMC 2500HD crew cab and I was wondering if they plow ok or are they to long.
    Thank You
     
  2. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    Short or long bed crew?
     
  3. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    I run a 3500 crew long bed with a Blizzard 810 for commercial lots. Don't recommend it for tight areas.
     
  4. JRKRACE

    JRKRACE Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    I have a 2004 GMC crew cab short bed. It is just 9 inches longer than the Extended cab short bed I traded for it. I myself do not really notice a difference. Yes it is a little tighter in residential drives, but I do mostly commercial. The only thing I would change is the 7.5 MM1 Fisher plow that I took off the Ext cab and put on the crew cab. I would definitely go with at least an 8 footer. If the truck has a gas motor, you can go all the way up to a 9 or IIRC a 9.5 Vee. A diesel will limit you some...
     
  5. redhenny16

    redhenny16 Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I have a 2002 GMC 2500HD crew cab short bed D/A, and an 8'2" Boss poly V. I plow some residential and small parking lots with it and it gets a little tight. But I can still plow every place that I used to plow with a 1/2 ton regular cab short bed. I wouldn't hesitate at all to plow with one. A crew cab long bed would be a little harder to plow with though.
     
  6. I plow with my '04 2500HD Crew Cab. There is a noticeable difference from the ext cab but you'll get used to it. Go with the 8 or 8.5 foot plow, you'll be glad you did!