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1500 reg cab plow truck

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by R.J.B., Jan 23, 2015.

  1. R.J.B.

    R.J.B. Member
    Messages: 99

    Does anyone have a reg cab 1500 sb that they plow with? Looking at possibly purchasing one for my residential and small commercial accts. Likes and dislikes please
  2. ggb6259

    ggb6259 Senior Member
    from SW MI
    Messages: 214

    yes sir.. have an 04 Dodge 1500 short bed, small 4.7L v8- All I do is a few residential drives....

    SnowdogMD75 on the front. The truck is great for driveways. I have areas where a long bed or extended cab would cause me issues. As it is, I still back up into snowbanks etc...

    Other than shorter and a lack of storage inside it should be the same.

    With a 1500 you want to select the right plow....use the manufacturers plow selectors... That's probably your bigger concern. That and tires. I'm running 17" wheels and currently have Coopers on them. The Coopers do not bite the hardpack or ice as well as the Michelins did. I'm going to sipe them next year and that should fix that.

    I went with the snowdogg- stainless moldboard and it was lighter. I added back drag and it does fine. Had it on a Merc Mountaineer before the Dodge. If I had started out with the truck it would have been an MD80. And now I would really like to put on the Meyer V. They make one for 1500 series trucks just time and money away....

    Shortbeds are fine...
  3. racer47

    racer47 Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    ran 98 Silverado with 7.6 Meyers with pro wings on it for 15 to 16 years before frame let go .I think it was from all the salting and plowing with skid of salt in it all the time .I did put keys in front end to get 2 inch left and rebuilt back leaf springs to handle the salt .it was a great plow truck .
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    You have to be more specific about the year of the truck.

    Only poblem with 1/4 tons trucks is the tranny. Might be good, might be bad. It's the weak point.

  5. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

  6. JAJA

    JAJA Member
    Messages: 73

    03 chevy 1500 RCSB 5.3 with 7'6" super duty boss love it have but 1000lbs of bag salt in the bed do 8 to 18 driveways a mile long private road a commercial lot and a Panera lot...air bags on the rear timbrens on the front torsion bars turned up
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I had a 7.5' SD Fisher on my 2002 Chevy 1500 regular cab long box and it was a decent truck for driveways but, I doubt it would have held up doing commercial lots and mile long roads. The 487lb plow was all my truck wanted and I wouldn't have want to put a heavy duty plow on it. It sounds to me like a 3/4 ton would be a lot better for you.
  8. R.J.B.

    R.J.B. Member
    Messages: 99

    We are looking to purchase a new 2015 short bed work truck with the 5.3 and snow plow group. Boss has listed a 8 ft superduty and western has 8.5ft pro plow. They must have beefed up the front ends in these new trucks
  9. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,288


    This is our 2010 Chevy Silverado z71 short bed with a fisher 7.6 hd plow.We use this truck for short driveways and around building that our 3/4 tons can't manuver as easly.Just a set of timbrens,cranked the torsion bars a few turns and the front end does not drop.Headlights on the plow are nice and bright and it's easy to mount on the truck
  10. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    That thing is just cool. Thumbs Up

    I have had rclb 1/2 tons but have always wanted a rcsb. I think they would be sweet. I would have no worries about hanging a 8.5' off the front. Plan on parts wearing faster. When parts do go out replace with quality parts and you'd get years of use out of it. Timbrens and a few turn, a little weight in the back...it would be fine. A 1/2ton isn't a great work truck if you plan on towing though.
  11. welder101

    welder101 Junior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 4

    Here is a picture of mine, it has the long bed but I have an 8' Hiniker plow on it and have not had any problems.

  12. 348

    348 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    2012 silverado, 5.3. 6.5 bed. I have 7.5 western midweight. It plows great, first truck I have had with electronic locking diff. Only do driveways but like it more than my old Jeep. Has stock GY Wranglers, no issues at all

  13. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Gonna point out some discrepancies just like I always do...that isnt a Fisher HD, and that truck does not have torsion bars. And its a 2012 or newer unless the front end was replaced.
  14. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Well... it's a chevy for sure!
  15. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    348, how did you edit that? Thought you could only edit 5 minutes after the original post.
  16. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,288

    Wrong truck got loaded.The one in the picture is a 2012 with a Fisher light duty and sand tubes in the bed for weight
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2015
  17. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,288


    This is the truck I ment to upload a 2004 Silverado 1500 short bed with a fisher mm2 and timbrenns and a few turns on the torsion bars
  18. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,288

    Here are some of the other trucks that plow for us


    Last edited: Jan 29, 2015
  19. ThatGuySnowPlow

    ThatGuySnowPlow Member
    Messages: 62

    That third picture was snagged out of a gentleman's YouTube video... He has had that truck since it was new and has less than 50k miles he said in the video.....
  20. Ramgto

    Ramgto Junior Member
    Messages: 9