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residential plowing with 9ft mm2

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by kman67rsss, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. kman67rsss

    kman67rsss Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 17

    Im looking at a few MM2 plows for my 10 2500HD. I will be plowing my driveway and parking area. pretty large area. Is a 9ft plow too much? Price difference is only a few hundred bucks. Dont want to end up with something too big. thanks
     
  2. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    Depends if your plowing in the city or rural areas. I love my 9ft x blade.
     
  3. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Personally I only buy V plows, they are about $ 600 more than a straight blade, much more versitiale, don't affect fuel mileage or handling as bad. Another reason is trucks never run hot with them on, my 02 2500 HD had always had a vplow on it never ran hot, when I bought our new house I used it to move my 9' staight blade I had replace (but kept as a back up blade), truck ran hot, once we put vplow on it issue disappeared with out any other change.
     
  4. kman67rsss

    kman67rsss Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 17

    was the 2500 enough truck for the 9ft. my driveway and area in front of the garage is the size of some small parking lots. I'm concerned with the v-plows extra weight as I've got the duramax and front end weight is already an issue. hows the 9ft over the road?
     
  5. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    9' on the road was very wide, in NY actually should have an "overwidth permit". My 9' was bought when I bought my 3500 srw new, truck was a 1999, back then the gvw was 9200, which is now a 2500hd's gvw. We wore out the A frame pivot point, I decided the rest of the plow was getting tired too so I replaced off truck & some wiring with a 8-6" v blade & repaired the 9' for a back up blade. That truck had a big block in it, which isn't a diesel but it heavy. The v plow isn't much more weight than a 9', plus when your driving you fold the wings back which transfers the leverage closer to the truck.