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Western Unimount or Ultramount?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 86burban, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. 86burban

    86burban Senior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 130

    I just picked up a 91 K5 Blazer for 500 bucks with a bad tranny. I put a new tranny in it and am ready to put a new plow on it. Im not sure which to go with. I have a buddy at the place where I got the mounts for my other truck that can get me a good deal on either plow. I just wanted to know which one you guys prefer?

    Thanks,

    Tony
     
  2. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    If you go with the uni-mount, that is all you can use. If you go with an ultra-mount, you can use either plow. The ultra has an adapter to allow you to use a uni-mount plow.
     
  3. 86burban

    86burban Senior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 130

    I might just do that. Thanks.

    Tony
     
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Go with the Ultra mount. For a few $100 more, the ease in which it goes on and off is worth it, plus you keep ground clearance in the summer. Make sure you get the E-force electrical/ harness system. No more relays going bad in the middle of the night. You should need mount #63900 and harness # 8439 if you have 2B/2d headlights
     
  5. GPB

    GPB Member
    Messages: 55

    Go with the ultramount. It takes 30 seconds to hook up the plow. Ive had several unimounts, there nice plows, but they can be a pain to hook up by yourself.
     
  6. ebaron

    ebaron Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Burban,
    Watch that tranny in that Blazer. Guy before me put one mine before I bought it, and then I put two more in. I probably pushed too many big piles, but still the OD units were weaker. 2nd time around, I got tired of the BS and put in TH350, then it was a beast.
     
  7. 86burban

    86burban Senior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 130

    I dont know, the 86 Suburban I had (hence the name) had an OD unit in it and I know the tranny was never replaced. I knew the original owner and it had 145k on it when I got it. I put about 60 k on it before the oil pump gave. The trans was still good. I routinely replace the fluid and filter every 6 months in anything I buy used and generally never have problems. I may just be lucky. I work for a car dealer and change cars like I do underwear and I always make sure they are gonna last me. I have a 700r4 in my Caprice that I got when I got when I was 15 and I put a tranny in it (thats how I got it, with a bad tranny) and I beat the royal dog crap out of it and its always been fine.

    I guess thats either my luck, or my tranny guy is really good.

    Tony

    PS. I think Im gonna go get the ultra mount on saturday, after I install the tranny.
     
  8. 86burban

    86burban Senior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 130

    Another thing, I found that driving in third and not in od when on the streets is best for not burning up the tranny so fast.
     
  9. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,831

    western ultra mount on in 30 sec
     
  10. elite1

    elite1 Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Ultra mount is much faster, and easier.


    My only complaint is that my ultra seems slower (all of the hydro functions) than my uni mount.

    Wester dolly wheels help a lot on the uni mount(hocking it up to the truck)
     
  11. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    ultra mount is not availble for 91 & older k5 blazers or suburbans,87& older r,v series . you need to get a unimount.
     
  12. 86burban

    86burban Senior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 130

    I had a guy from the plow shop help me make some brackets to mount it to my truck. He came to my house and helped me wire it up and install it. I got the one for the older series chevy gmc pickup. It looks ok on there, just a little more modern than the truck. They wont honor the warranty on the frame since I modified it, but the guy who helped me put it on will.

    It works really well.

    Thanks,

    Tony