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08 2500hd what size blade?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by blkz06, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. blkz06

    blkz06 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Looking to get a plow but not sure what size blade. Truck is an 2008 silverado 2500hd with a 6.0. Not sure if I shoud go 8ft or slightly bigger. Mostly for smaller lots and a few driveways nothing to tight of a space. Thanks
  2. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    Get at least an 8'6" straight. If you're spending $4k+ for a straight, I'd take the step up to a MVP+ 8'6" V plow. I work for this guy and he has 2 of the V plows. Check it out on his 07. He has plow wings on both the 07 and 04. http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=68171
  3. blkz06

    blkz06 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I was leaning toward a 8.6 myself but was told buy a few guys that it was too big for my 3/4 ton. Then some guys told me to go with a 9ft. I think the v might be over kill for me but then again ive never plowed with one. Thanks alot
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Go with a 9 ft trust me, we've ran 9ft's on all of our GM's since the 80's and our 3 newest one's all have Dmax's. Take your blade off when not plowing and you'll be fine.
  5. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    9 ft, or forget it. I got rid of my 8 footer, and put on a 9 footer last year. I wouldn't trade it for anything other than a V plow.
  6. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    8 with wings
    or vplow but they are heavy
  7. chips

    chips Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    32 yrs plowing, always go with the 9'. I use western 9' commercial so I can use the wings.
    Cant beat a 11'er with no trail off, and save 1/3 the plow time.
  8. plow4u

    plow4u PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 94

    my 07 w wideout

    I really like my wideout on my 2007 2500HD

  9. zztarg

    zztarg Member
    Messages: 68

    I've got an 8 1/2 on my '05 - pushes like crazy.
  10. blkz06

    blkz06 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    My truck has the 6.0 not the DMAX. Not sure how much of a differnece that would make when going with a larger blade.
  11. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    The 6.0 is a lot lighter then the Dmax. You can put a larger blade on there for sure. The V was only a few bucks more then the straight blade but if you have no use for a V then I would buy a 8'6" Contractor and a set of Wings, just don't bang the wings into the curbs.
  12. lawnproslawncar

    lawnproslawncar Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    10' sounds good to me lol
  13. bigstriss

    bigstriss Junior Member
    from Il.
    Messages: 10

    I have a 8'6'' on my 08 2500 Hd and it is just fine
  14. larold83

    larold83 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

  15. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    single, ext or crew cab?
  16. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    I'd go with a Western 8.5 V. You'll like that better than a straight blad for the lots you do. It's worth the extra $. Or you could go with a Wideout. But I think you'd like a V better for backdragging and such. My new one does an excellent job backdragging!
  17. blkz06

    blkz06 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Its a crew cab short bed.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    The 8' will be alittle small. But it all depends on YOUR needs I'd do atleast an 8.5'er just My opinion. The weight difference isn't that much between the plows and with the 6.0 your alot lighter than a dmax.
  19. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    I'd go with the 8.6 because when you angle you lose a lot of width and you will be driving on your windrow and kick yourself for not doing it. 9 is to much in my opinion.
  20. DODGEing

    DODGEing Member
    Messages: 53

    wide out ! :realmad: if you dont. Watch the video @ Westerns web site. My next plow will be A wide out no question. Versatile and you can make more/faster payup, push more with a 10 footer, back drag with it 8' . I watched A guy with one while getting a bite to eat and was very impressed.