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1998 gmc sierra 4x4 ext cab 1500

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by zach5187, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. zach5187

    zach5187 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I have a 1998 gmc sierra 1500 4x4 ext cab and im mainly wanting to do residental lots but possibly small commercial lots like a jiffy lube lot or something of that size my question is what is the most weight the biggest plow weight wise that i should put on my truck i have 3/4 ton bars and torsion keys and i plan on putting helper bags once i get a plow what should i get as far as poly or steel i want poly cause its lighter but then again i know nothing about the plow scene let me know what your set up is
  2. rayf268

    rayf268 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    first off most poly plows are heaver then steel .
    I know mine is a little heaver then most will agree is right for the truck I have a Western pro 8ft unimount it is close to 700lbs. having the same truck as you it works out fine I have about 1000lbs in the bed and it drives like a tank . I cranked the T-bars about 2in. and added a timbren like bump stop that keeps the truck only dropping 1 1\2 inch when I lift the plow . I plowed large lots this year and did fine . I feel that if you take it easy and try not to race to get things done you won't hurt your truck any more plowing lots then drives .