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Which plow for 2006 Ram 2500 Cummins

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Grizzly290, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Grizzly290

    Grizzly290 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Hello, I am about to buy a slightly used 06 2500 Dodge Diesel. I was looking at some of the plow manufacturers websites, and using the Quickmatch system, they only allow for a 7'6" plow for this truck. I wanted an 8' plow. I guess the extra weight of the diesel engine is the problem. Do you guys think that the plow dealers will allow an 8' plow to be installed? Also, any suggestions on which plow? Thanks. Grizzly
     
  2. Bartlettlndscp

    Bartlettlndscp Junior Member
    from 01453
    Messages: 1

    yes an 8' or 8.5' will be fine thats standard for that truck.
     
  3. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    I run the 8ft Western Pro Plus on my 04 2500 CTD, no problems.
     
  4. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    I've got a 7'6 Boss straight blade with wings on my 06 CTD. But thats just because I already had the plow before I bought the truck, otherwise I would have put on a 8'2" v-blade. I've had Meyers plows and Boss plows, keep in mind that you get what you pay for.
     
  5. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    I've got an 8'6" Western and although the truck squats, this can be fixed with some helper springs.
     
  6. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I have a boss 8'2" V on my 3500 ctd, almost went with a 9'2" but it would be too big for my residential accounts.
     
  7. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    I installed 2" Daystar spacers on my truck and it almost doesn't squat at all with the plow lifted up all the way. Really evens out the front with the back.
     
  8. premier homes

    premier homes Member
    Messages: 68

    should have got the hemi!!! many plow dealers wouldnt install a plow that doesnt belong on a truck. there are no limits with the hemi.
     
  9. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    those limits are based on the worst possible weight limits that would include having the whole truck filled with passengers. Who plows with four other people in their truck????? NOBODY! LOL. You bought the diesel for the power and fuel mileage, its that simple. If you wanted a weaker truck you could have bought a Nissan. hehe. =oP Besides, If you can't get the dealer to install it, it only takes a few hours to do it yourself and save a few hundred in the process. I've done plenty. Chuck
     
  10. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Boss plows definetaly....you could get up to a 8'2" V if you wanted but keep in mind that a 7'6" plow w/ Boss wings is awesome! You can go from 7'6" to 9'4" in 15 seconds.....just another thought
     
  11. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I have an 8' Snoway on my 05 2500 CTD......installed by a dealer....no problems....

    D
     
  12. Cutter1

    Cutter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 243

    I have a 8 ft meyer on both of my dodge's, I have seen the blizzard in action, I would get one of those if I could do it again. the 8 ft to 10 ft blizzard is the way to go.
     
  13. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    8ft Western Pro Plus
     
  14. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    8'6" Snoway 32 series, down pressure, wireless, Lexan or Stainless Steel and 600/800 lbs of ballast. Truck will carry it no problem, engine will push it with-out a doubt and the Snoway will stack it higher and higher.
     
  15. jkitterman

    jkitterman Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    On a 2500 with the diesel, you are running out of payload capacity when the plow, mount and suggested ballast is installed. If you spec out a 3500 SRW you will see Western's quickspec will allow it. The only difference between the 2500 and 3500 models is GVWR of 900 lbs more on the one ton.