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What would you mount?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by DaveC, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. DaveC

    DaveC Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Hi all,

    What would you mount on a 2011 Chevy 3500HD Diesel, crew cab, long bed, single rear wheels.
    Plowing would be a couple of short driveways and a small 100ft x 100ft lot.

    Thanks
     
  2. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 490

    8' BOSS straight blade
     
  3. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    You can't go wrong with a Boss blade. I, however, would prefer an 8.5 blade. Not much difference but a little wider when fully angled is helpful.
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    That WB calls a min of 9 foot
     
  5. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 490

    I was thinking 8' since it was single rear wheel and he said small driveways.
     
  6. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    "Short" drives, "small" lot. Obviously either will work.
     
  7. DaveC

    DaveC Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Do you think a V plow would be overkill?
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    Hell no. MVP3 is correct choice
     
  9. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    I assumed minimal use = minimal investment. MVP3 excellent!
     
  10. DaveC

    DaveC Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I was considering a Fisher XV2, the closest dealer sells Fisher Plows and is known for their excellent service. The Boss and Western dealers are much farther away.
    I have never used a V plow and don't know if it would be better than a straight one.
     
  11. Ty27

    Ty27 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    A v plow would be helpful especially if the drive ways drift during snows. Could go 8' 2" boss DXT or V-xt, then get the wings boss offers and make it a 10 foot blade and not add much extra weight. Dealer support is a big deciding factor as well.
     
  12. JoeG3

    JoeG3 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I have the Fisher vx2 8.5ft on my '15 2500 works great. Not sure how close it would be for you but I got a great deal from ACT Equipment in Westfield, MA on mine, small family business and they really care about their customers
     
  13. DaveC

    DaveC Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks, I think I'm leaning toward the vx2. The other plow dealers are too far to go if I need service. The Fisher dealer near me has a well stocked inventory and has a reputation for quality and prompt service, I'll give them a call.
     
  14. You can't go wrong with the XV2. I have two of them and love them
     
  15. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    If you do not plan to work on your own plow, then choose the closest dealer with good support. You're in Fisher land there in New England.