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regular duty 1998 Cheyene 1500

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by RodPhillips, May 25, 2001.

  1. RodPhillips

    RodPhillips Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I recently purchased a 1998 Cheyene 1500 regular duty pickup. It replaces a car that died and a 68 Scout that finally gave up the ghost. I plow my own driveway and may 1 other to help a neighbor. I decided to combine both vehicles into 1. I am thinking of putting a Meyer plow (with a poly blade) on the 1500. What should I consider modifying on the 1500 to handle the plow? I was thinking of the "quick mount" plow so that I would not be carrying around the plow and only have it on the truck when I am actually plowing (a very limited amount of time).
  2. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Rod, I assume you are getting a Poly plow, to cut down on weight. Actually, the Meyer poly plow, is heavier than a steel one. This is because the poly is weaker structurally, so they have to make the steel frame stronger. If you are looking to keep weight down, I suggest a Sno Way lexan plow.

  3. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    If you're looking to keep weight down, go look at Sno-Way plows. Light enough that I run 8' plow son S-10s.
  4. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    First thing to add is load boosters to help handle the weight. Next is a tranny cooler if its an auto, and change all the fluids.I had a friend that plowed with a 95 for 5 yrs and never had a problem with his 1/2 tonner.
    If you go with a stel blade or ploy no larger than a 7.5'
  5. RodPhillips

    RodPhillips Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Thanks for the replys.

    I contacted the Chevy dealer where the truck was originally sold, provided them with the VIN and they gave me a printout of all the options the truck was built with.

    It already has the transmission cooler (found it) and has a beefed up front and rear end. Excellent!