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Yukon XL plow recommendations

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 2COR517, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Bought the missus a new ride. 2002 GMC Yukon XL. It has the 6.0 so there is plenty of power. And four leather bucket seats.
     
  2. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Fisher says 7'6" SD or HD, but I'm not sure you want to deal with them again. I would say an 8 footer due to wheelbase.
     
  3. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Your wife's gonna plow? Does she really want a blade on her rig?? Or you usin it as a backup??

    It would handle 8' straight blade with out issues. I would add timbrens and twist the t-bars up some...
     
  4. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    1500 or 2500?
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    So there can be no new additions to the 2COR517 family:p
     
  6. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Snowdogg VMD or a 7.5/8 MD. But I know how you love chain lifts!
     
  7. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
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    I here tell those Fisher Xtreme V's are wicked good plows.............
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    1500

    Technically three more seats in the way back. But I barely survived the first two, I don't need any more
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
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  10. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Any room for dogs?
     
  11. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    i got a complete setup 7'6" boss super duty from an 03 chevy 1500 for sale just mentioning.
     
  12. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Some of you will throw a plow on anything! :dizzy:
     
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    What does that mean?
     
  14. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    It was a different way of saying that is too nice of a vehicle to plow with. Whether or not it's practical is up to the operator, ie...you.

    Relax..I was being silly. :drinkup:
     
  15. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Denali is AWD right?
     
  16. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,643

    i've done a sport duty 7'6" on a '05 Tahoe before. think if i was going to do it. 7'6" with wings would be the biggest i'd go.
     
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    So i did a little research. Turns out the Denali is "all wheel drive". Not sure how all wheel drive is different than four wheel drive when you have a four wheel vehicle and all wheels are driven.
     
  18. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    4WD is the traditional system that we're all used to on trucks.

    AWD's main defining difference is that it includes a center differential and generally cannot be turned off; it's AWD all the time. Lots of AWD systems are designed differently from 4WD from the ground up and are often light-duty. GM's full size truck AWD used in the Denali is based on the 4WD system with a modified transfer case (with center diff, I assume).
     
  19. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    The poor air ride system is going to hate plowing.
     
  20. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    I was thinking the same thing. I drove 300 miles last friday to turn around and drive home with out a new (03) yukon that was advertised as 4 wheel drive, when it should have been advertised as AWD. Sorry, even if it would work, I wouldn't plow with an AWD