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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by veltenslawncare, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. veltenslawncare

    veltenslawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    so many options, so little knowledge
    starting to plow this year........2000 chevy 1500, 4x4, 5.8L V8
    i like the boss the best, then the blizzard.
    ive seen them both including meyers, fisher, etc.
    i just want to know what everybody likes, uses, recomends.
    i just want a straight blade.
    im asking so i dont get sucked into the hype of the companies
    7'8"-8' will be fine in width
    the boss seems to have it all, easy on/off, durability, etc
  2. jpeters

    jpeters Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I can't help you any but I am in the same vote as to you, on what to buy....trying to figure out what is best??
  3. Playboy

    Playboy Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Since this is your first post I would recommend reading other posts and doing a search. You will see what every one is using and like/dislike. Dealer support is the first thing you need to find out.
  4. Boondox

    Boondox Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    There are several posts on this topic for that truck. I have the same rig and am facing the same decision. Leaning toward the Blizzard 760LT because of its light weight. While other blades will fit, the Chevy half ton isn't the best platform to support much weight up front.

    1957 Dodge K8-D100
    1999 Kubota L3010HST
    2002 Chevy K1500 5.3L
  5. veltenslawncare

    veltenslawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    i have tried the search, but for some reason it wont work, i would have tried that first..........so im just going with what works.
  6. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    The GM trucks have no problem holding the weight of a plow..

    Pick a dealer that can service you if needed, unless you feel you can do any work that might be needed....
  7. c_maint

    c_maint Member
    Messages: 46

    I started out with a meyers 7.5 I bought used. When I bought it, it was 4 years old. I never had a problem with it. Very dependable. The only draw back was that it was too light. Most of my accounts are back dragging. Last year I bought a new F-350 crew cab short bed with a new western 8'. It's been good to me so far. It's heavier so back dragging is better. Hooking it up is simple. It takes half the time it took to put on the meyers.
    Good luck find your plow
  8. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    I would get a boss 7.5 if you like them, although you could get away with it, you should stay away from the 8' plow on a 1500, especially if your just doing driveways you don't want too big of a plow.
  9. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    The chevy should be able to handle a STANDARD duty 8 ft straight blade
    , with a little suspension help. I would never try to put on a V blade or the Blizzard on a half ton truck.
  10. catskill

    catskill Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    go with the fisher mm2

    just got the fisher mm2 8ft.heavy duty for my f250 superduty,it looks plenty rugged and sure is enough of them around.the fishstick set-up is just what the doc ordered.
  11. BJH Snow

    BJH Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I have a 8' Fisher HD on my F250 and it works great. I have not had any issues with this set up since starting my plowing business a couple years ago.
  12. North Country

    North Country Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    Unfortunately you will get as many answers as there are plow manufacturers. A lot of it depends on geographical location or what brand someone started with [ie In the northeast you will rarely see a plow other that a Fisher (Maine Based Company)or a pusher other that Pro-Tech (New York Based Company)].

    Read all the product specifications and make your best judgement.

    The only comment I have is most GM's I have seen (Please Note: I said "I" and "most") do not take the front end weight very well especially with a 1/2 ton, so consider plows on the lighter side or upgrade your springs. But always keep in mind your FGAWR (Front Gross Axle Weight Rating).

    Have fun and Good Luck! - michael
  13. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Blizzard makes smaller straight blades w/o the wings on them, so not all of them are monsters weighing 900lbs.
  14. veltenslawncare

    veltenslawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    thanks for all the help, any more is greatly appreciated, every little bit of info helps
  15. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,815

    i like the western ultra mount easy mount 7.5 pro plow
  16. veltenslawncare

    veltenslawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    so out of the plows i agree about getting about a 7.5-8 ' plow, but standard duty or super duty, would i know the difference. also i already have the heavy duty springs
  17. Mick

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

    "Most" companies will let you know whether the plow is a heavy duty -

    For instance - Fisher's designation is:

    LD = Light Duty (homeowner for thier own property)
    RD = Regular Duty (for 1/2 or 3/4 ton trucks, may used for some commercial).
    HD = Heavy Duty (generally 3/4 ton trucks or higher, for heavy commercial use)
    MC = Municipal --- (?). These are very large, heavy plows used on highways.

    So a common plow for a 1/2 ton truck would be a 7 1/2RD.

    Some brands will call their plows "Personal Use" plows. These are generally very light-weight plows and may or may not have hydraulics. They are not intended as commercial-use plows.
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2004
  18. jbok19

    jbok19 Member
    Messages: 34

    check out the superplow

    You should look at the Driveway Superplow too. Its a rear mount plow made of heavy guage steel.
  19. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Remember you will need support. So picking a dealer that will support the plow is very important.