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V-plow On 1/2 Ton

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by tjm, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. tjm

    tjm Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    HI GUYS! I AM THINKING OF PUTTING ON A FISHER V-PLOW ON MY 2000 SEIRRA 1500, HAS ANY ONE OUT THERE TRIED THIS AND IF SO DID IT WORK OUT OK, THANKS AND MERRY X-MAS. TOM
     
  2. SnowLane

    SnowLane Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    The "V"-plow will destroy the 1/2 ton front suspension. It is too heavy for the front end.
     
  3. meyer22288

    meyer22288 Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    you cant put a fisher v-plow on your truck. you can put a boss 7.5ft v-plow on your truck. make sure you install timbrens:)
     
  4. DJL

    DJL Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    I used to have an '01 GMC Sierra 1500. I had a 7.5' western pro plow w/ ultra mount. Ran it for about 3 years. Personally, I would not recommend putting a v-plow on that truck. The suspension can't handle it. I was fine w/ my western, just put ballast in the year and installed Timbren's.
     
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    no way dude i would not even do a boss v plow
     
  6. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Read the decal in the drivers door jamb or glove box door. It will give you a GVW rating for the front axle. A V plow is about 800 lbs in round numbers. Unless you have done something else, you are way overloading those front end components. A 7.5 Proplow is the biggest I would ever recommend for any 1/2 ton. Be safe. Swap the truck for a solid axle 3/4 T or stick with a straight blade in a 7.5 ft size.
     
  7. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    A buddy of mine has a 1/2 ton chevy and he had Quad City Spring here in town add a ton of suspension upgrades to it because 3/4 and 1 tons are very hard to come by here. He's got an 8.2 Boss V on it and it's fine. But keep in mind that he spent A LOT of money setting his truck up for it.:waving: