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will 2001 1500 Sport handle the weight?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by schwerhaiv, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. schwerhaiv

    schwerhaiv Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Unfortunately I am looking for a plow in the middle of a snow storm so the prices are varied to say the least. I have, however, run into a very reasonably priced 8 foot Meyers Poly. While I just use this for my driveway, and thereby, would be sitting on the ground alot, I just am not sure about the weight. I just put on new 10 ply tires; but, those poly plows look like over 800 lbs. Thoughts for this very part-time plow.

    Truck: 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport with 5.9.

  2. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,940

    Your truck will handle it. The Meyer Lot Pro 8' plow in poly weighs 820 lbs. That's a LOT of weight for a half-ton truck, but if you're only doing your own driveway, and don't beat the hell out of your truck, it should be fine. And by the way, it's a Meyer, not a Meyer(s).
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2014
  3. schwerhaiv

    schwerhaiv Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    handling the weight

    Thanks. I forgot to say that my truck is the off-road package, as well. This amounts to a little 2 inch lift via large springs in front and 4.10 gears. I would image this would help, too.
  4. Lone136

    Lone136 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I have a 99 Ram with a RD 7'6 Fisher, I had to put 2500 springs on the truck to handle the plow, but it now works great, but the 8 foot MAY be to much from a Dodge 1500
  5. nyy845

    nyy845 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 7

    I have a 99 1500 (5.2L) and plowed for 3 years with a fisher 8ft plow and traded for a 7.5ft fisher and had that for 3 more years. The only thing I did was install timbrens up front to limit the squatting. I think you'll be fine.

    I don't plow anymore so I sold the plow. The truck is rusting, but is still ticking. I am looking to upgrade the truck, but it's not worth much anymore so I'll run it till it dies!