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What plow would you use?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by packey, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. packey

    packey Member
    Messages: 97

    I know I have posted a similar post before but got little reponse.
    I am building up my truck for next season and was wanting some rec on blades.
    I know I want a v or a blade with wings
    I also want to be able to back drag.
    I do mostly apartment and condo lots
    any suggestions
     
  2. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    How many driveways are we talking about A lot? or A few? if you are going to be doing alot of back dragging then a snowway w/ down pressure would be a good choice.
     
  3. MarksTLC

    MarksTLC Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I just picked up a Sno-way 8" 29T:
    Trip edge, down pressure for back dragging.
    Avail in Steel, Poly or Stainless.
    I read on here that someone is now making wings to fit most of the Sno-way blades.
    * They are not adjustable wings, if that is what you wanted. They are fixed.
     
  4. packey

    packey Member
    Messages: 97

    I do very few drive ways . Mine are decent sizzed parking lots. Actually the guy who did one of mine last year used a loader. I use an older dodge power wagon right now but I am building up a larger truck for next season. I want to go as big as the truck and wallet will alow.
    My wallet says about 5500
    My trucks power train says 9 ft :) 96 cummins that has plenty of power. I have a 5200 lb front end. so I am figuring about 1250+/- lbs
     
  5. packey

    packey Member
    Messages: 97

    Nite Lord how do you like your 18 inch wheels while pushing snow. I need to replace my factory 16.5 wheels they are almost obselet and finding good snowtires for them is a pain
     
  6. MarksTLC

    MarksTLC Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I haven't had any problem with them. The tire selection is fairly broad (even in E rated tires only). The truck has a ton of torque to begin with. The larger tire/wheel combo doesn't bother it in the least. However with the 35's my plow frame sits at about 14 inches. I really should be down around 10 - 11 inches. I'm considering getting a set of BFG 265/65-18 for next winter. That will put it at 10.2 inches.

    Now, maybe the plow trips more than it needs too, but I haven't seen any adverse wear or problems. Next year I should be back down with in Sno-Way specs.
     
  7. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,302

    I would suggest a Blizzard 810. 8-10' of blade to push with and it's pretty heavy. My 860HD does a nice job of back blading because of its weight.
     
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    i like westerns and fishers