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2003 Dakota

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by sergentpepper11, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. sergentpepper11

    sergentpepper11 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a 2003 Dodge Dakota Reg Cab v6. I am looking ot put a plow on it. I am not going to be doing a lot of plowing, therefore do not want to spend the bucks for a brand new plow. I am looking at a one year old meyers plow that is on a 1996 Dodge Dakota currently. Is it safe to assume that it will be compatible with my truck. If it is not compatible and adjustments need to be made, are they difficult to make, and are they costly to make?

    Thanks a million,

  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    I have seen new dakota's with western fisher and meyers on them
  3. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    The mount for the 96 will have to be altered to make it fit and the wiring harness for the lights will have to be changed, it cost me about $450 to get a meyer plow from a 93 Dakota onto my 99.
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    You lucked out on that $450 price to mount the plow.
    My brother-inlaw had to pay $900 to get one taken off one Chevy and put on another!
  5. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Actually I only paid $300, but the guy I bought the plow from had a spare moldboard that was practically brand new, so I traded it in for a break on the price it wasn't going to do me any good sitting in the yard and rusting.
  6. Turfmower

    Turfmower Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    Why would you plow with such a small truck? I have a Dakota for a personal vehicle and i never would put a plow on it. I had a f 150 once with a plow and it broke down a lot. to plow you need a 2500 hd or bigger truck
  7. avalancheplow

    avalancheplow Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    snoway is the plow for small trucks. they weigh less and work good for your vehicle. i would suggest going to www.snoway.com and checking them out.
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    Well turfmower thats not true i know guys who plowed with jeeps and they were set up right but they were small and maybe under a 100 horsepower but thats what you did during the 60s
  9. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    the meyer will be great on your truck:)
  10. sergentpepper11

    sergentpepper11 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thank you very much for the feedback. I have one more question. Is the cost for converting from an old doge to a new dodge the same as it would be to go from a chevy or any other brand to a dodge? If I am not getting the plow from the exact truck that I intend to put it on, does it matter if it is the same brand or same model but older version?

  11. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    If the plow from the 96 is at a good price by it, then trade the bottom mount in and buy the correct mount for your truck plus the wiring that you need. All told shouldnt cost more than 5-700.00 to buy the correct mounts. You are correct is assuming that it will ct the same to go from 96 dakota to 03 dakota as it will to go from chevy to dodge or any other make to dakota.
  12. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    If I were you, I would just start from scratch and buy a new plow with the proper mount and wiring for your truck. By the time you piece it together, you will have close to the same amount in it, and it is one year old.
  13. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    I would say buy the new mount too, but the problem is meyer doesn't make a mount for the 97 up Dakotas, that is why it had to be altered.