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'07 Diesel One Ton can't plow

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Rich53, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Rich53

    Rich53 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I went to Maine and talked with a number of plow dealers at the Fryburg Fair. All of them said my one ton Dodge diesel with full size bed could not accept a plow because of weight ratings. I can hardly believe this. Any help out there that will maintain my waranty?
  2. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    all your load capacity is in the rear of that truck,
    you could put a snowbear on it, LOL but you would get laught at.
    Is the Snoway 26 still to heavy for that?
    I just bought a Hiniker 700 and it seems damn heavy for a light duty plow
  3. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    yup with that setup your front is maxed out on weight. get a pull plow is your only option.
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

  5. Lubold8431

    Lubold8431 Member
    Messages: 92

    Did you check with a Fisher dealer?

    Edit: Which engine do you have in it? 5.9 or 6.7 Diesel? The 6.7D doesnt give you many options, but according to Fisher's ematch you can still put a few plows on it.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2007
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Fishers Quick Match says go for it. So I'd bet they all have something.

    Did you/dealer add something to this truck? Winch, under-hood air compressor, anything?
  7. Sweetpete

    Sweetpete Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Hey Guys:

    I've been barking about this for years. I would love to buy a CTD Dodge, but every dealer I visit shuts down the bumper to bumper warranty as soon as I mention that I'll be plowing with it.

    Of course, I appreciate their honesty, but I don't know why Ford doesn't have a problem with it. However, they did say that as long as I brought the truck to their dealership for service, they would honor the warranty anyways. But I don't know if I trust that line of thinking.

    BTW, this was a quad cab shortbed that I was looking at. Bummer.
  8. Sweetpete

    Sweetpete Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Hey, I don't get it. I just went to the dodge site and built a quad cab and reg. cab 4x4 diesel and it allowed me to select the plow prep package.

    If they allow the plow prep package, why on earth would they not honor the warranty?

    My brain is melted.
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Any warranty is only as good as the dealer.

    I think dodge uses plow prep like an insurance policy. It's only a $80 upgrade but multiply that by 5000 trucks that's a lot of trannies.

    I put plows on everything and have not had warranty problems. I do however buy local and from the dealership i plan on having service the vehicle. I choose the dealership based on their reputation and my experiences if any, you can get the same price from any of them if you do your homework.
  10. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Lol tell them to shove it and put a plow on. I cant believe that a 1 ton diesel cant plow. That's the best setup for plowing imo.not one problem with mine yet. I know alot of people and people on this site that do it also. Heres my truck. http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=42164
  11. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    For what it's worth, I have used Dodge 1 tons since 1998 with no one telling me my warranty is null and void because I've got a plow installed.
  12. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Hey, you cant expect much for $51,000 :dizzy: .

    I just looked at a new dually and walked away when I saw the sticker. $51,400 and it didnt even have leather or the other fun stuff... f-that
  13. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Most of the reason is legality. Lets say you have a Quad Cab. That truck hold 6 passengers, so the weight of those passengers that would be carried by the front axle, plus the engine and a plow would put you over the GAWR, potentially resulting in a hefty fine from the DOT.

    No one plows with 5 other people in the truck, so that weight can really be subtracted, figure that saves you around 900# if you use an average weight of 180#/person.....
  14. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    Go back and talk to the dealer i have a friend in the turf buis. that just bought 3cab&chassis and 2 megacab all 4X4 deisel almost loaded and give $29,000 for the cab&chassis and the mega cab's was in the mid $30,000's i believe but i can check
  15. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,366

    This is the exact reason they say you're overweight.

    The dealer that I deal with used to give me crap until we threatened lawsuit. Now I'm first to the front of the line, even with the plow on the truck when I pull into the service bay.

    Again, it's taken 2-3-6-8 years to get to this position, and I'm sure they jerk other guys around, but they're out to make money for the company, not to be their friends.
  16. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,366

    NBI - if you're really serious about dealing on a new truck, let me know.

    I've got some pretty good connections at Denny Hecker dealerships, either Roseville or Forest Lake especially.

    I've bought trucks for $30,000 that have listed for $45,000, but it's all about timing as well.
  17. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Thanks, are you a dealer?

    I ended up getting my 06' for $31,600 :D . It had a sticker of $44,???. I know they will deal but a truck that starts in the 50's :cry: is unreal
  18. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,366

    No, not a dealer, but I HAVE stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.... :blush2:

    Actually, I do work for the new car managers, couple salesman, done work for the dealership...... yada yada yada....
  19. dakotasrock

    dakotasrock Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 260

    I hate all that legality stuff. Its a friggin one ton, put a plow on it. Noone calls up their buddies "hey, wannt sit in my truck cramped for 15 hours while we go back and forth in parking lots?

  20. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    The Boss web site doesn't give you a plow option for a quad cab 1 ton Dodge with the ctd.
    So even the dealership will back the truck, Boss won't put a plow on it!?