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snow plow on ram cummins

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by fastxcr800, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. fastxcr800

    fastxcr800 Member
    Messages: 87

    I own a 05 ram 3500 cummins crew cab short bed. I would like to put a 9.2' boss vplow or maybe a western wideout. Both manufactures don't list one for this truck if it has a cummins. Anyone run one anyway? If so how does the truck hold up? And vplow vs wideout.
  2. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    It should handle a wideout or 9.5' v easily.
    Wideout for level open lots, V for roadways and spots where you may hit solid objects.
    I recommend Fisher. XLS or XV-2.
  3. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    It is because it is over the front axle weight limit. I do it anyway - I have not had any problems with a 2001 2500 with a Cummins. I run the same plow on a 96 1500 also. It eats a few ujoints each year, but I have 4 years on the ball joints. The plows I have for both trucks are a BOSS 7'6" V with wings / makes it 9'4". Plus a BOSS 8'2" Poly with wings / makes it 10'. So your 1 ton should take it all day. :)
  4. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,947

    I'm running a '13 Ram 2500 ccsb diesel and a thousand pound Snowdogg VXF 9'-6" plow and have no problems with it. Their website won't allow that configuration due to the diesel, and all of the manufacturers will say the same thing if you have a diesel, but there are a lot of us running diesels with very large, heavy plows with no problems. Your truck should handle it find.
  5. alpine779

    alpine779 Member
    Messages: 70

    I have an 05 2500 cummins. I have a 8'2 boss and a 9'2 dxt that runs on that truck. I just have ballast in the back and as stated above change the ujoints more frequently. Truck plows fine with it.