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8' plow for a dually???

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by FBN, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. FBN

    FBN Member
    Messages: 40

    I have a chance to pick up a 1984 Chevy Dually 4x4 former tow truck to replace my rotten 87 2500 GMC single rear wheel and was wondering if the C-8 Meyer blade would be big enough? Anyone with any experience with this? Could I just get by with adding wings?
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    8 foot is just big enough for a single wheel truck. Really need a nine with a dually. Wings might do the trick for now though.
  3. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710


    Just get a set of wings and call it done if you already have the plow. I have a 7'6" on my single wheel, which is enough if driving straight. i run over snow a lot when turning tho, and that will be worse with a dually. nice thing about wings too-you can take them off if you have a lot of driving between jobs and don't want to deal with a 9' plow.
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    A set of pro wing or the ilk could be a temporary solution to your problem but I would look for a 8 1/2 or 9 footer.
  5. WreckerNut

    WreckerNut Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I have an 8' Fisher on my '83 K30 and it works fine. The older chevy dually wheels don't stick out as far as the later model trucks. That is a common misconception with older chevys, because newer duallies are "fatter" in the rear. The rear on mine only hangs out less than 4" on either side, same with our old wrecker, yours is probably the same way. Some of the 70 and 80s chevy duallies actually came with a fleetside and DRWs as an option, not too many left though. If not, like everyone else said just add wings. Buying a new plow now is a bad idea.... fall prey to the pre-season price jack up.
  6. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    Its most likely a cab chassie dually if it was a wrecker so its prob not as a wide as a pick up dually/ Id say that plow with wings would work fine.