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Wideout on a Suburban?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Sawboy, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    So "if" I sell my truck (doubtful) I'd most likely replace with a Suburban. I would go 2500 series. Question is, would it hold a Wideout? Western site only gives info for a 7'6".

    Thoughts?
     
  2. 04trd

    04trd Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    Doubt it. If it doesn't list it it's not recommended for it
     
  3. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Only reason it doesn't say you can is because of the weight if you had all the seats full. Most people dont plow with 7 other people but if you did you would be overweight with a big plow.
     
  4. road2damascus

    road2damascus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,834

    I just about fell out of my chair when I read that!

    8' pro plow was the biggest western recommended on my search. 8600 gvrw 2500 series suburban
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2013
  5. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    The recommendations are based on a fully loaded vehicle, not an empty one. I wouldn't hesitate, and if you were worried you can do frame gussets and XG bars or Timbrens
     
  6. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    That's what I thought. Only about a 10% chance of me selling my truck, but I'd go suburban and have the wide out. I was shocked too Mike.

    Thanks for the reassurance fellas.
     
  7. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    I'd go for it! I run an 860 Speedwing on a 2500 Suburban for the last 8 years. No problems or front end wear. Love the diesel Suburban for big snows.
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,554

    blasphemy!!!!!!
     
  9. road2damascus

    road2damascus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,834

    speaking of which....I wore a blue ford tough shirt this morning at the gym.
     
  10. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    It's counter weight that is the problem. You probably should have about 700 lbs on the rear axle with that plow, tough to do with a suburban, also all the dealers I know and have worked with will not install the plow if it is not recommended by the manufacturer. Would it work sure, however your front axle weight will most likely be over weight. A problem if you ever got jammed up with the dot
     
  11. Snowngo1

    Snowngo1 Junior Member
    from ankeny
    Messages: 3

    Suburban w/ Wideout No Problem

    I have a 2002 Chevy Suburban 8100 Big Block Motor running a 2012 Wideout with zero issues. I have 770 pounds of ballast in the back and we cranked he front torsion bars to level the truck plus I put Timbrens on the front as well. pump up your air pressures and have fun. Doesnt ride to bad with all that weight either. Best plow i have owned to date and ive had westerns full line at one point or another.
     
  12. mn-bob

    mn-bob Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    Welcome to the site Snowngo1
     
  13. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    I was all ready to contribute to this....when I realized I already did. New guys always bumping threads :rolleyes:
     
  14. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    And 5 days late as well.
     
  15. mn-bob

    mn-bob Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    dam Busted
     
  16. exclusive

    exclusive Member
    Messages: 91

    How do you like plowing with a 2500 suburban
     
  17. Snowngo1

    Snowngo1 Junior Member
    from ankeny
    Messages: 3

    Thing plows amazing with the Wideout. Most of my accounts are easy to get in and out of so that makes it easier. Tight quarters would not be the best but one of my favorites yet.
     
  18. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    2 burbs with 810's here, both great rigs, do it in a heartbeat.