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82" or ?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by sdycke, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. sdycke

    sdycke Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Hi There
    Which Snowbear plow would work best on my 2000 silverado? 1500 4x4. reg cab. long box. 4.3 (V6) with 5 spd standard trans. I have three choices my supplier carries, 82, 84 box style or 88". Can it handle the longer plow or should I stick with the shorter one. I have about 400' of driveway to plow. Mostly dry snow. rarely heavy dumps but can happen. Gravel driveway. Your two bits is worth a fortune to me and support our/your troops. Stan.
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    What's the reason you're considering Snow Bear? I know they're a cheaper option than many other plows but keep in mind you get what you pay for.

    Aside from that, you're truck can easily handle the 88" plow. Don't even think twice about going with anything smaller.
  3. sdycke

    sdycke Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks alot. Snowbear is the only product Canadian Tire (a national chain) carries and the only manufacturer that i've seen anything about around here. Perhaps I need to do alot more digging but they dont seem TOO bad for the $. Canadians generally have to suffer through the 'take what you can get' syndrome alot. So my little 4.6 will do OK with the 88" blade?
  4. TonawandaNY

    TonawandaNY Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    I think your v6 will do ok with a western midweight, a fisher sd, or a snow dogg md just fine.

    They have full incab controls. The snow bear makes you change the angle from outside.
  5. champlainl

    champlainl Member
    Messages: 65

    If its a cost issue SB will work fine, just put one on my 04 f150 used it the other day 7 inches of that wet heavy stuff and I was shocked how well it did. My plow is 10 years old with upgraded 1/2" thick cutter, did 4 driveways in less than 20 minutes. Plan your angles and you won;t be disappointed.
    I bought mine so I didn't beat the crap out of my truck, Put a set of timbrens on the front also.
    Good luck
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    If your going to get a Snowbear (wich I don't recomend) get the 88" plow.
  7. sdycke

    sdycke Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    oh no

    Thanks for all your help. In the end I did not get a plow as my 4.3 all of a sudden developed a troubling rod knock. perhaps it just was afraid of doing any serious work. I swear the early new style gm trucks have got to be the worst in human history.
  8. champlainl

    champlainl Member
    Messages: 65

    thats sucks

    Get a f150 old body style, set of snows and a snowbear,you won't be disappointed,had many chevys and many problems