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What size plow???

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by big blue 2500, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. big blue 2500

    big blue 2500 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Have been plowing with '86 Ramcharger since '88, great plow truck. Never had any problems with Meyer plow that I installed. I bought a 2002 2500 with Snow Plow prep and was going to put on a Meyer C-7.5 but was advised by a dealer that I should use an ST-7.5 instead. He said that the C-7.5 was too heavy even though I have the Snow Plow prep package. Is he just trying to get rid of his stock or is there some truth to this?

    Comments please.
  2. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Well the C-7.5 weighs 769 lbs give or take, but compared to the blizzard 810 (950 lbs) that some guys run on their 2500's it's a lightweight. Also why not go with a c-8 or c-8.5, I think the 7.5 would be ok but you'd probably be better off with a bigger plow.
  3. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    I owuld go witha western pro ultramount 8ft its around 800 pounds and that truck will run jsut fine,remeber u blow anythign its awarranty
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    We have no problems putting 8' pro westerns on the 2500's.
  5. I have a Western 8' ultramount Pro (800lbs) on my '98 2500 Ram with 33x12.5 tires. Width of the blade at full angle just covers my track.
    As far as weight, it handles it pretty well. Tires would hit the wheelwells on hard turns but Timbrens eliminated that. I am sure the stock tires would have more clearance
    Just for information, I also have the plow prep package.
  6. griffithtlc

    griffithtlc Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Run at least an 8 footer, or you will be kicking yourself as long as you have the plow. I also heard the C series was better than the ST. These trucks beg for weight. What engine do you have?
  7. big blue 2500

    big blue 2500 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    The C series is the Meyers commercial grade for our trucks. I have the trusty old 360 so there is not all that much weight up front with the snow plow and tow packages. I have a 360 in my '86 Ramcharger with 230,000 on it and it still runs strong.
  8. jj112

    jj112 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I have an 03 2500 quad cab with a Meyers 8 foot C-8 plow, no problems with the truck handling the weight up front.

    Go with the 8 footer!!
  9. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Go with the C-8 it's only 34 lbs heavier than a C-7.5.

    A C-8 is only 147lbs heavier than a ST-7.5

    You NEED an 8' plow to be wide enough at full angle.
  10. phillyplowking1

    phillyplowking1 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    DEFINALLY go with the C-8.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,304

    i have a c-8 with plow wings on my 98 ram 2500
    no problem at all
  12. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,815

    2500 can handle c7.5 or c8.0
  13. GMC99

    GMC99 Senior Member
    from 60188
    Messages: 753

    You'd be really surprised at how much the 3/4 tons can handle, it's alot more than you think. I saw a few guys this year hanging western heavyweight plows on there trucks, and those are upwards of 900 pounds.