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speed wing

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by docsgmc, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    well i was looking into a new blizzard 860 speed wing,and after talking to a local dealer he said that my truck witch is a 1997 gmc k2500 diesel would be 2 heavy for this plow.....does any body have a 6.5 gmc or chevy with a speed wing plow
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2010
  2. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    You'd be fine. Not sure if it power matches or not, but I would think it would.
     
  3. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    i cant find the weight of the plow......does any one know where to find it???
     
  4. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    it only matches for the gas motor
     
  5. Kelsey

    Kelsey Member
    Messages: 38

    I think You'd be fine I have seen several of those trucks with 810pp on them that weigh around 150lb more and granted a solid front axle is best imo but the ifs will handle it fine just give the torsion bars a couple cranks and You'll be ready to go. also the weight on the new speed wing 8600 is 810lbs.

    This is only my opinion and I like to push stuff a little:D
     
  6. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    I've got 810's on my 96 K2500 350, my 99 K2500 6.5 Suburban, also when I had it, my 97 K2500 454.

    Cranked Tbars, and timbrens for all, never a problem.

    The 810 is just shy of 1k, you'll be fine with the speedwing.
     
  7. truckie36

    truckie36 Member
    Messages: 43

    The OP was told that his truck was too heavy for the plow not that the plow was too heavy for his truck. I can't see where you would have a problem as long as you don't plow like a maniac.
     
  8. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    i would be over the DOT regulations.....GVW but i also do big parking lots and need a strong plow thats realible
     
  9. coryservices

    coryservices Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I am plowing with the almost same set up as you have it works great you will love the set up no worries
     
  10. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    well it sounds like next week i will be geting the 760 sw instaled....hope iot all workd out
     
  11. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Now this is just my opinion, but a 3/4 ton 6.5 will destroy a 760SW. It's made for a 1/2 ton truck.
     
  12. Tbrothers

    Tbrothers Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    I would agree.Go with the 860 sw
     
  13. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    i was just looking at that.....do you know the blade size in the scoop position??
     
  14. Tbrothers

    Tbrothers Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    Model model
    760sw 8600sw
    blade width 91" (7' 7") 103" (8' 7")
    plow width at full angle 79" (6' 7") 94" (7' 10")
    blade height 25 1/2" 29 1/2"
    plow weight* 596 lb 810 lb
     
  15. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    is the 8.7 with the wings pined open or in the scoop???
     
  16. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Scoop................
     
  17. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    thanks for the help ,,,just trying to get a new blizzard speed wing and i want to get the best one for my truck.....sounds like i may have to get the 860 sw
     
  18. ACCONSTRUCTION

    ACCONSTRUCTION Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    It will be the best thing you ever plowed with IMO. I cant say enough about it, its f$%*#&$^ awsome.
     
  19. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    acconstruction..does the lights stay on the truck side????
     
  20. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    With the old 860 yes, with the new 8600 they stay with the plow. Personal opinion see if you can find an 860.