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which plow do i have?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by subydude, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. subydude

    subydude Junior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 19

    hey guys. im new on here so bear with me here.

    i did look around for this answer before someone tells me to search. ok, so i have a fisher mm1 plow. its a 7' 6" and it has 5 vertical ribs with 3 trip springs. from the bottom of the cutting edge to the top of the plow is 27 inches. im not sure which plow this is? im curious to know because i want to know how much weight to use for ballast.
     
  2. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    fisher mm1 7foot 6 hd
     
  3. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    The ballast all depends on what you're running for a truck.?.?
     
  4. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Why is that ? Every and any truck is best off with the same or more than the plow wieght placed behind the rear wheeles to act as counterwieght. All counterwieght is ballast not all ballast is counterwieght.
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Wouldn't hurt to know the truck, but 500# behind the rear axle is a good start for that plow
     
  6. subydude

    subydude Junior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 19

    actually the question was just what kind of plow i have(hd, sd, ect) and that was answered in the first post. thank you guys for your responses.

    anyway, if you guys wanna battle it out the truck is a 2000 chevy 1500 reg cab 4.8l v8 ls with a 6.5 ft bed
     
  7. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    I took this as an added question...
     
  8. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    380 lbs...
     
  9. subydude

    subydude Junior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 19

    ok thanks, i guess that can be taken either way. sorry for the confusion
     
  10. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    No sweat man, welcome to PS! :waving:
     
  11. subydude

    subydude Junior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 19

    thanks! already learning a lot
     
  12. subydude

    subydude Junior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 19

    1100 lbs sounds like overkill to me
     
  13. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Because it is. My plow is over 1,000lbs and the recommended ballast is just over half that amount (560lbs).