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'05 Dodge 2500 - cooling question - plow and towing

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by TL697, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. TL697

    TL697 Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    I have an 8' Northman on my 2005 Dodge 2500, and was wondering what I could do to improve engine cooling? Plow positoining? Etc.

    Here's the deal... For instance, Today, I was towing my 24' trailer hauling my CAT 257 (In the mountains). Temps topped out today around 18 degrees, so it wasn't a problem, but my truck definitely ran hotter than normal... Obviously, I could remove the plow, but most of the time I need both my plow and track loader...

    Thanks in advance
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Are we travailing at highway speeds?


    Slow down? or
    Put the plow on the trailer too...
    Lower the plow, so it's as close to the pavement.
    angel it(the plow) to the left the air in take is on the right.
    This will allow it to get some air

    just some options.
  3. TL697

    TL697 Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    top speed of about 50mph, these are mountain roads, mostly 35-45mph range.

    I'll try some of those things...
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    o.k. for some reason I thought you were on the interstate..

    They do have or make two different clutches for the fan..
    That may be an option too.
    One kicks in at a lower temp.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2008