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What plow is best

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Papi, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Papi

    Papi Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Hey all- I'm new to this forum and plowing. I have a 2001 HD 2500 with the plow package. I've been told by local dealers that the Western poly pro 7.5 ' plow would be best for this truck. I will only be plowing my own and a few neighbours. Anyone have any advice to give?

    thx-Papi
     
  2. k&j Landscaping

    k&j Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I have that plow and set up on my truck. Used last winter and highly recommend. Did not have one problem plowing about 20 driveways. Western makes a good product. Adjust your t-bars a little for winter work. Really helps with the plow weight. I crank my t-bars back down in the spring. I like the poly for limited blade maintenance. The ultramount system is awesome. Very easy and the whole assembly comes off for a clean truck when not plowing.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2009
  3. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 674

    That would be a great setup for your truck and for what you need to do. You could go bigger but not necessary.
     
  4. Papi

    Papi Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks for the help. My mind is made. Western it is.
     
  5. Papi

    Papi Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Hey - K&J - "T" bars are???? Told you I was new to this:)
     
  6. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    That plow is perfect for what you want to do, and If you wany to upgrade in the future that truck can handle a much bigger blade
     
  7. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    and like everyone with a chevy, look into beefing up the front end. Look for a product called "Timbrens" (thay advertise on this site) and crank up your torsion bars
     
  8. Papi

    Papi Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    CHCAV- beef up the front even with the plow package?
     
  9. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Most silverado's tend to sag quite a bit with the weight of a plow. ALthough with a 7.5 poly you may be ok. The Timbrens are just nice because they ensure that your suspension wont bottom out if you hit a bump in the road while traveling with the plow
     
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Yes, couple turns on the T barts and a set of timbrens. You should think about a 8 foot blade for that truck. It would not cost much and would help keep your mirrors out of the bushes
     
  11. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    and it helps to have a bigger blade if you do a lot of turning with the plow angled. Less snow will fall back behind that balde and up under the wheels
     
  12. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 674

    Torsion bars. There is a adjustment under the truck to raise the front a little. Timbrens would also help.
     
  13. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    I have an 8' western steel ultramount on my "02 HD. Now that i do roads i wish i went bigger but im happy with it. I would reccomend the 8' over the 7.5 because as the guys said before, you will have a wider push when angled. I also turned the bars approx. 4 turns for better weight handling. The adjustment for this is a bolt pointing upwards on a frame crossmember underneath the front seats. There will be one on each side of the truck. good luck!