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x blade question

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by rmartini27, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. rmartini27

    rmartini27 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    GUYS, im buying a new plow, i think im leaning toward a ss x blade. i just bought a 05 gmc 2500 hd. has anyone had any problems with this set up. my old plow was a 8 ft fisher, pryor to the minute mount system. id appreciate any info any body could give me. would the ss be to heavy for the truck. its high 700lbs should i beef up the frount suspension? i run two batteries and a 200a alt, will i have to up grade the electrical on the truck so drastically? or will a new alt be enough. i live in north western CT, i do about 8 driveways now and im looking to expand my plowing with a more reliable rig. ive got a 400 ft driveway so i need the plow and could use the extra cash. i plan on buying the setup and keeping it for years maybe using the blade with the next truck i buy. does anyone know if the blades will be compatable with future fisher mounts? thank you in advance for the help.
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The Fisher minute mount push plates are all the same, the X-blade will fit. This will be like night and day compared to your old rig. You have plenty of truck there, and your current electrical situation is definitely up to the task. Good luck, enjoy.
     
  3. rmartini27

    rmartini27 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    2cor thanks but you dont think that ill need to upgrade the alt im not sure what the amperes are (140 160?). i thought the alt would need upgrading.
     
  4. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    Do u have the plow prep on ur truck?
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The batteries will power the pump for the few seconds that you run it. Then the alternator will recharge the batteries. That's how we're all running, basically.
     
  6. rmartini27

    rmartini27 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    brad, im not sure if the truck has a the plow package. ive only got one battery. what should i be looking for? like i said i have that 94 2500 which i set up for the plow with an extra battery and a larger alt. if there is anything extra i should put into the truck i'd like to do it now (or during the summer) so i dont have to worry about it during the winter. the plow really took alot out of my other truck if i can upgrade something ie suspension/electrical id like to do it before it beats the hell out of this one
     
  7. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446


    No one really knows if the MM1 and MM2 will line up to future plow sub frames. The only way I see them ever really changing the sub frame set up is if they went to some ez-mount power set up like the boss has. But I doubt it since they have that with the Westerns.
     
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Must have missed that toggle switch on every single Western I've ever repaired or owned. ;)
     
  9. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Plow size is fine for your 2500HD.. As always, I suggest running the proper ballast.

    If Fisher stays with the same attachment system-God only knows for sure. The current design is great so I bet they don't for some time.. I would say you'll need a harness and new push plates at minimum for a newer body style GM trucks.
     
  10. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    ALLwestern plows use a toggle type switch
    its on the steering column;)
     
  11. rmartini27

    rmartini27 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    thanks for the help guys. i have another question does anyone know the way to tell if the 6.6 liter 2500 hd has the allison tranny
     
  12. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    when you shift from reverse to drive is there a loud CLICK. if yes allison.
    you could also look underneath.
     
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If it's a 6.6 and an auto, it's an Allison. Thats the only auto available with the D-max.
     
  14. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    They could also be forced in to having multiple mount systems like Snoway and Boss have already started doing. They need to design so they can not be contributory to over blading a truck. Then there is the weight issue, they could design to lighten the mount to widen application possibilities.