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Will this work

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by DAZ982500, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. DAZ982500

    DAZ982500 Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Have located a K1500 1993 CHEVY Z71 with 6.2 Diesel motor.There is no plow on it at this time I am wondering would this truck perform well as a Commercial Plow truck.I have a Western Standard Ultramount I could put on the truck.Pros/Cons for the truck. tHe claims that there are several upgrades on truck does need new battery cables and ground cables.He wants $1500 do not know the mileage on truck.DAVE
     
  2. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    I didn't know they ever put a deisel in a half ton pickup. Just weird and it makes me suspicous.
     
  3. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Ya chevy did in the 80's and 90's up til 98 I think
     
  4. DAZ982500

    DAZ982500 Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Ithink the power would be there butIT is a 1/2 ton so that would mean trans, GVWR,front suspension ALL 1/2 ton .Anyone run one or know of someone who does. Looking at worthiness of truck.DAVE
     
  5. michdeere

    michdeere Member
    Messages: 87

    I know it's not exactly the same truck, but I plowed for 8 years with a 1996 K1500 Z71 w/ a 6.5 turbo diesel. Ran a 7 1/2' Western unimount. Had ZERO problems with suspension or front end parts. I think your only concern might be the non-turboed 6.2 liter. It may be a little doggy...
     
  6. miltonplower

    miltonplower Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 160

    i had a 1988 chevy blazer full size with the 6.2 diesel it is 1/2 ton i have a fisher 7.5' mm2 it plow's like a tank and i had 6.5 turbo's there is a big differnce in power but i think you should be ok to plow commercialy.
     
  7. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446


    I thought the 6.5 came in 2500+ and the 6.2 came in the half tons
     
  8. miltonplower

    miltonplower Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 160

    the 6.5 came in half tons later on after the 93's
     
  9. michdeere

    michdeere Member
    Messages: 87

    That's right...