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8 Ft meyers on a 1986 Ramcharger ?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Mdirrigation, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    I was wondering on opinions of puting this heavy plow on the ramcharger, I know that i will need ballast , just wondering if anybody has run one like this
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Meyer plows are lighter in weight generally than some of the other plows out there so you should be okay and the frame should be stout enough too but I would say atleast 500lb of ballast because of the short wheel base though.
  3. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    I know my 7.5 ST meyers was quite a load on my 87 Ramcharger, but they had old springs on it. Actually had 79 snow commander frame and springs. But I absolutely loved plowing with that 106" short wheelbase and my full time transfer case in low range.

    I think you may need some help in the front spring area with an 8 footer.
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    One nice thing about those old fulltime cases, they were "sweet" for plowing snow.