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What plow to put on my 2012 GMC 2500HD

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' 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. wolfmobile8

    wolfmobile8 Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    I would go with an 8.5 exv or an 8 or an 8.5 xblade in a striaght blade. A 9.5 on a 2500hd is too big imo. I herd that they have chnged the suspension on the 2012's and they don't squat that much anymore but i would still put torsion keys in the front and crank them up.
     
  3. NFDDJS

    NFDDJS Member
    from USA, NH
    Messages: 92

    in 2011 they changed to a all new frame and front end. It now has a 6000LBS front end not the old 4200LBS. Also it comes with the rubber bump stops now... There is only a 114lbs difference between the 8'6 and 9'6 V-Plow
     
  4. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,590

  5. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372