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am i covered

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ajman21, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. ajman21

    ajman21 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    i just rolled my truck a week ago:cry: we all got out fine and i have a replacement truck already. my question is my plow is 7'6", will it still cover my tires at full angle (went from a s10 to what u see in my avatar) or should I purchase some wings to attach to the blade to make it round 8'+. i know were to get them for a good price just would like to know if its worth the money?
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  2. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    A 7.5 used to be very normal on full size trucks at one time...I don't see a problem myself .
  3. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    No problem but wings are nice.
  4. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    I have prowings on a 7.5 and it perfect. I have about a 9 footer now with the wings and I love it. Very productive. I did use just the 7.5 with my 3/4 ton and you can get it done. The extra width is nice though.
  5. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    You upgraded trucks the hard way for sure. Wings would be the cheapest way to bring the plow up to better match the trucks ability -imo.
  6. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    Sorry to hear about your accident. That plow would be fine at full angle on your new truck. Wings would help cover your tires but really not needed. Good luck.
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Get the wings.
  8. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    ditto but there not a nessecity...except for me
  9. jdo150

    jdo150 Member
    Messages: 55

    our 2500 HD has a 7.5' on it and it works fine. But hey who doesn't want a bigger plow so if you come across wings for cheap why not get them.
  10. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    A 7.5 is enough, but since you were used to it on a S-10 I would add the wings.
  11. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    I think it depends on your use- an S10 w/7.5' was probably strictly driveways? If so than a 9' blade may be to big for some of them-just a thought.
  12. ajman21

    ajman21 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    yes i had been considering this i was thinking the wings cant be that hard to remove, would be nice now that I have a truck that i could handle more weight, i could have the wings when needed.