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Add plow or not?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cleancutccl, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl Junior Member
    from 6
    Messages: 8

    Right now I have a Chevy 1500, probably getting a '99 f250 sd before next winter, my question is if you will run into alot of problems putting a plow on a 1/2 ton truck. Another question being for a f250 sd i'm looking at a fisher xblade but don't know how heavy or large I should go. I'm on the main streets doing my route and would think anything over 8' would be a pita to drive with, any suggestions from past experience?
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Yes, you will have more maintenance concerns with a 1500 than the 2500, given all other things being equal. It simply has small parts that wear out more easily.

    For that 2500, you will want an 8' plow, whether X-blade or another brand. There are exceptions, but the general rule is:

    7.5' for 1/2 ton trucks
    8' for 3/4 tons
    9' for one tons (dual wheel trucks)