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What plow to put on my 2012 GMC 2500HD

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by NFDDJS, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. NFDDJS

    NFDDJS Member
    from USA, NH
    Messages: 92

    So I traded in my diesel 2009 GMC 2500HD with a 9tf fisher X-Blade and got a new 2012 2500HD diesel. My question to you all is should I put the 9.5ft or 8.5ft Fisher V-Plow? 90% of my plowing is parking lots and only 4 driveways and they are all open and I had no problem with the 9ft plow before with those driveways . The one thing I dont want to have to do is with my last truck I had to put a ready lift in the front because the plow maxed out the front end. I know now I have a 6000lbs front end but I really dont want the truck to sag a bunch because of the plow and I dont want to have to do anything again like a ready lift again. So what are your thoughts? What are you running or seeing with the 2011 - 2012 2500HD?

    Thanks for taking your time to read and respond to this.
    Darin
     
  2. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    What is the weight difference between the 8.5 and 9.5? If it is only a 100 or so bigger is always better.
     
  3. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    Wideout or comparable?
     
  4. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

  5. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I'm running a straight 8' Hiniker for 2 reasons I know the dealer and I didnt have to cut anything on my lower front end
     
  6. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,082

    i got a 2011 chev 2500 and put 8'6" mvp on
     
  7. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    boss 9'2 no questions asked!
     
  8. marylandbigb

    marylandbigb Member
    Messages: 87

    have a 2011 3500hd single rear wheel crewcab 8ft bed 18inch wheels installed a boss v 9'2"
    very little drop in front end and no need for a readylift, torsion bar crank or bigger tires.
     
  9. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    I have a #1000 XLS front end only drops 7/8" when raised with No adjustments or suspension aids .