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you want how much to install an ultramount?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by rydzewski, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. rydzewski

    rydzewski Member
    Messages: 42

    dealer up here in Rochester, NY wants 650 to install the mount and electrical on my truck. has anyone done it on there own? if so how hard was it? is it worth the money to have the dealer do it?

    - ben
     
  2. 6feetdeep

    6feetdeep Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    What truck? I installed mine on my '04 Chevy 2500HD in an afternoon in my garage. For the most part, things just bolt together, and if you follow directions, wiring just plugs in with only a few splices needed.
     
  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,632

    I have installed over a dozen wiring harnesses on differnet trucks. They are real easy to figure out if you have a slight bit of mechanical knowledge.
     
  4. rydzewski

    rydzewski Member
    Messages: 42

    it's an 2006 F-150 XLT. it says i will have to notch the front bumper but that cant be too difficult.
     
  5. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    do it yourself. its easy.
     
  6. GripTruk

    GripTruk Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    I wouldn't say 650 is unreasonable. It's a big job, I'm sure they charge around $100 per hour and it certainly takes a few hours. I did mine in my garage over a weekend. Maybe 8 or 10 hours all told including installing timbrens in the front. Certainly doable if you have decent set of tools and floor jacks and stuff. Air tools will certainly help.

    -Jer
     
  7. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    I think that is a little steep. It really isnt that hard. If you have the time and space to do it i say go for it. Just take your time and follow the instructions.
     
  8. rydzewski

    rydzewski Member
    Messages: 42

    only thing that concerns me is in the instructions it wants me to take off the bumper and drill holes. i can do the wireing no problem but i dont have the tools to drill into my frame. I'll have to see if my friend has the right drill for it, if not i guess im goint to eat the install fee.
     
  9. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    seems like you have to drill 2 holes on a ford.its easy. you can use a cordless.
     
  10. te snow

    te snow Member
    Messages: 46

    I removed one from my old truck when I sold it and reinstalled it on my new truck of the same make and model (2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD). THe hardest part was installing a couple of the bolts at the front brakets to the truck. I was able to accomplish that by heating a wrench and bending it to gain access to the bolts. Bending the wrench was probably the most time consuming part of the job. After reading all the replies you know that everyone is here to help in any way possible. I just looked into getting a new Ultra Mount and the install fee is much less, but thats the grerat thing about competition.
     
  11. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    I have installed a few complete plows on Dodge trucks. It's about what they charge around here to install as well. It also is not just the vehicle side , but you will have to also build the plow as it all comes in a few big heavy boxes as well. It can be done.
    My problems start when you need to have a part warrantied. Since a Western dealer did not install it, none of them out here, (even the one I bought it from) will warranty parts until AFTER you buy a new one, they send the old one to Western and then IF Western says it is bad they will at that time refund your $$$ for the new part you bought. I am having an issue with my wiring harness at the headlight, (the molded plastic where the wires go in has a short) they will do nothing unless I pay the service dept to trouble shoot it first or buy a new one and wait. What a crock.:gunsfiring::gunsfiring::gunsfiring:
     
  12. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    easy did one on my 250. took me less than an hour to wire it, and about two hours to install the undercarriage. ill do it for 325!
     
  13. Mike N

    Mike N Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    What dealer in Rochester? I can think of a few- Unicell in Henrietta, TW truck equippers on Colvin St in the city and Wambachs in Irondequoit. Get estimates from all three.
     
  14. rydzewski

    rydzewski Member
    Messages: 42

    it was Unicell.
     
  15. bigstriss

    bigstriss Junior Member
    from Il.
    Messages: 10

    Took a buudy and I 6 hours to put the plow together and install the undercariage and wiring.
     
  16. cjoverma

    cjoverma Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    te snow ... how do you like the truck with the plow setup im getttin ready to buy 04 chevy 2500hd with 8' western just wondering ..
     
  17. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    I don't know exactly what I payed for labor for mine, but I just payed like $5300 installed before tax. I think I paid about $550 or so for the installation labor. So that doesn't sound too far off. I got a few different prices from a few different places. So I can't remember exactly. But for the most part they were around $500 or so.
     
  18. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    Does that include the drive over here? :D
     
  19. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    i bought mine in '04, cost me 3800. THey wanted 300 to install which i thought was very reasonable. The reason i installed it myself was because they were booked for a mont and a half. After all was said and done i was surprised at how simple it really is. 99% of the wiring is direct plug in. The truck side brackets on the chevys require no drilling if i remember correctly, just bolt to the tow hook holes and back to the lower IFS crossmember. Good luck, you should be fine!
     
  20. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    i put my wiring and undercarriage on in under 3 hours with a couple beers and it worked awesome with no complaints the first time!