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8' Pro plow on 1/2 ton Chevy?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by kmollanketo, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. kmollanketo

    kmollanketo Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Is a 700 lb 8' Pro plow too much weight to be putting on a classic (88-98) body style Chevy 1500 series?
  2. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

  3. Nasty-Z

    Nasty-Z Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I'll give a double :nod: :nod:

    Although it has been done , I would not recommend it.

  4. kmollanketo

    kmollanketo Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Thanks, I kinda figured, but the reassurance of a bad idea is good sometimes :)
  5. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    8' on mine, not recommended though
  6. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    88-98 trucks are stout. I've done it and would recommend it. It's really what, 50 lbs heavier than a 7.6"?????
  7. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,559

    My vote is that you can do it.....
    I've seen it done.
    IMO, it may wear certain things a bit faster but so will a 7'6", but it's all about the operator.....
  8. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    You can do it...I wouldn't. I think a 7'6" is all the more a 1/2 can handle