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What to put on my 2005 1500 sierra

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by shelvie, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. shelvie

    shelvie Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 22

    Hey guys not new to plowing, and trying to figure what I should put on my new(used) truck.

    got an 2005 GMC sierra 1500. I been plowing for a company for about 8 years and decided to go out and do some stuff on my own. I know I should have gotten a bigger truck , but this is good to start and will be used as a daily driver. Couldnt be driving around in a 3500 for my daily driver.

    Anyway I know all major brands sell a 1/2 ton series plow. but I really wanted to put a V plow on. what are your guys thoughts.. think will kill my truck?

    And i really like the fisher minute mount setups. any thoughts or suggestions?

  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    The only V I recomend for your truck is the new Meyer 7.5' V specificaly desined for 1/2 ton trucks. Or you can "beef up" your front suspension and put a 7.5' Fisher Xtreme V on it.
  3. DaytonBioLawns

    DaytonBioLawns Banned
    from 45458
    Messages: 347

    If you are doing driveways, get a hiniker C plow. If you are doing mostly small business lots, get a snowdogg md75; mine works very well and was easy on the wallet. I love the stainless board too. I wish I would have gotten the C plow though. It looks very useful.
  4. nbannan

    nbannan Member
    Messages: 38

    Look at Vehicle Axel capacity

    The C plow looks great but at 800lbs I am thinking maybe too heavy.
    I have a 1500 but it is newer '08 Silverado so maybe less capacity as GM lightens the truck for better milage. I wanted a 2500 as well but did a cash for cluncker from an old E20 van. Since you had to improve milage I had to move to a 1500.
    I have a Fisher HT that I am pleased with but I am not out plowing lots etc.
    I do several driveways so fairly light duty work in my case. I know once I add the correct Ballast to the truck (450 lbs for the 414 lbs HT Blade) I am within a few hundred pounds of Max Axel capacity recommended by GM. I am not sure but anything over about 750 would lead to premature axel wear and possibly other problems. I know without the ballast, even the 414 LB HT hanging off the front of my 1500 makes me feels like I could do a front end wheelie.
    That C-blade is a really cool looking blade though (check out the video on their website) and good luck on choosing!
  5. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Go for a 7.5 Fisher SD, HT, or HD. If not do a Boss standard duty.
  6. theisster

    theisster Junior Member
    from 55364
    Messages: 1

    Ive been running chevy 1500 for years with a hiniker 8" straight blade. love my jeep w/ 7" snow way much better for the majority of my residental drives. I would never put a v blade on a 1/2 ton. also unless your doing mostly comercial or rulal long drifted over driveways there is no need.
    I would NOT buy a hiniker again! poor back draig poor spring trip system, bad elec,
    I like Snow way & Western.
  7. buddymanzpop

    buddymanzpop Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    My personal every day driver is a 1500 Silverado, you can't beat the ride, they don't take much weight well, front or rear will drop, anyways if it's 4WD here it's got a plow, I had a backup MM2 8ft HD that I used for one winter. cranked torsion bars and added Timbrens, then came across a nice MM2 71/2 foot RD or HD (I forget which it's called but definately not LD) and tried that, truck carried it much nicer, I don't do a lot of commercial plowing with this truck, but I do family driveways and customer driveways that I am near. In the spring the torsion bars are cranked down and the stock bump stops go back in and the nice ride is back. It beats driving those 3500's year round, I quess that's why have a high mileage 1500 and low mileage 3500's. PS I am not sold on Fisher's HT series, looks like a glorified Homesteader to me.
  8. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    That's basicaly what the Fisher dealer toled me.
  9. shelvie

    shelvie Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 22

    I got a 7.5' HD series plow. I have a Short Bed Reg Cab. Fischer Dealer said truck should handle with no problem
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Congrats on the new plow. That's the best Fisher for your truck IMO.