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Anyone run a 9' on an OBS?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Chrisxl64, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    As my luck would have it went to get a new 8.6 X-Blade for the truck. (2000 K3500 SRW 5.7 4.10's) And they are freshout and missed the day for the next weeks order, so the soonest I could one is approx 2 weeks out. They have 8's and a 9',,,was offered the 9 for 50 bucks more.
    Don't want to put a V on it,,,just looking for a plow-side swap.
    B&B reccommended fitting a set of wings to an 8. Which I'm looking into right now....but in the meantime anyone else have any feedback? Only plow lots. The residentials I do,, are usually just flag downs on my way home.
  2. Cooter24

    Cooter24 Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 268

    We have ran both Speedwings and Power Plows on OBS trucks. Ours had 5.7 and 3.73. Yours will be better with the 4.10. I would also recommend the 8' with wings for lots. Will be faster than the 9' for sure.
  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    I run 9 footers on my trucks.

    Last year my 2000 3500 6.5L 4.10 gears plowed with a 9 footer all season. I love 9 footers.

    As for wings, they are handy, but they are a pain in the a$$ too. If you catch a curb with wings, plan of getting your torch and welder out. I had wings on a 8 foot plow for 1 snow event, half way threw the storm, they were thrown in the back of the truck bent to hell, by the next event, I had a 9 footer for that truck.
  4. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,288

    shop around I'm sure you'll find one.Call other fisher dealers and see what they have.An hours drive is worth it rather then not having a plow.