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8FT plow on 1 ton dually dump?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PORTER 05, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    Hey got a 2001 GMC 3500 1 ton dually dump. Was wondering if i could get away with putting a 8 FT fisher MM on that thing instead of the 8.5FT. I have a chance to get a 8FT fisher maybe for cheap so was just sking if anyone has run that size plow on that size truck? Just wondering also if the rear tires will drive over the windrow? I measured the outer rear wheels and they are not 8 FT accross.

  2. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Yeah, it works. 8 ft. is the minimum you want to go, though. I ran a 2wd dually for years with an 8 ft..
  3. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    the only thing i can think of is that is a very small plow for a very heavy truck, so if you may want to look at adding some bulk to the plow then, soem reinforcement steel brackets of something
  4. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

    Yes, all the time unfortunatly. I used to plow with a similar truck, & found that an 8.5' straight isn't even big enough to make the truck efficient. You could simply add some wings onto the 8' to get it close to 10'. With out them, your going to be plowing yourself into a "tunnel" that will eventually get the truck stuck. Good luck.
  5. smoore45

    smoore45 Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Its a tight fit and you do end up running over your windrows if you're not in a perfectly straight line. Remember, you plow is not 8ft across when it is fully angled. That being said, I put an 8ft. Plow on my Dually because I didn't want to invest in new equipment. I add the Pro Wings for $200 and made life a lot easier. :angel:
  6. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    an 8 ft plow at full angle is only 6'11" put some wings on it and you will be about 8 foot.
  7. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    how and where do you get wings for a fisher?
  8. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

  9. bossman22

    bossman22 Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    thats what my neighbor runs
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Grab the eight footer for now, and put the wings on it. Trade if for a nine. Someone is always looking to get rid of a nine, which is crazy. They are only slightly heavier, built just the same. Put the wings on the nine and you are in business. :wesport:
  11. Rich6789

    Rich6789 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I am in the same position right now.. I have a 4WD 1 ton dually that needs a plow badly. I run a Western 7.5' on my 2500 HD right now. I want to have the ability to trade plows between trucks if I have to. I was thinking I would go with an 8' but now I know I am in the market for a nine. Thanks guys
  12. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    8 ft plow pushes more snow then no plow at all. Can always sell and get larger plow in spring/summer when peole are selling cheap. Or wings add 22" I think. Someone can correct that if I'm wrong
  13. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    add wings and get-r-dun keep your eyes out for a deal on a 9'
  14. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085

    I would go with a 9' on that truck. Keep good rubber on it, ample weight in the body and plow smart.
  15. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    The bigger the better. After awhile you'll wish you hadn't cheaped out on an 8 footer.
  16. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 852

    8 footer is fine...we run a 2wd with an 8 footer for our biggest parking lot and sometimes we add the wings sometimes not...it'll be fine..save the $ you'll be fine
  17. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    8 footer is fine for a dually cab and chassis,a dually pickup is an other story as the pickup rear end is much wider.I plowed for years with an 8 footer on a GMC one ton dump BTW forget about wings you won`t find them around here I have never seen them on any truck here in New England.