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Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by B&K LawnCare, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. B&K LawnCare

    B&K LawnCare Member
    Messages: 68

    I have a 1999 dodge ram 1500 and I am looking to put on a 760 or 860sw and I was wondering if you think the ram would be able to handle the 860 with some additional suspension.
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Last year a friend of mine bought 2 860 Speedwings. One for a 2003 Z71 and the other for a 2005 Avalanche. From what we learned they don't make a mount for the 860 to go on a 1/2 ton. The spacing is different on the 760 and 860 where the A frame mounts to the truck frame. The option they gave him was to get the 860 with the 760 truck side and cut part of the mount and weld on the new mount pieces which they gave him or to get the 860 truck side for 3/4 ton and modify it to fit the 1/2 ton.

    I would not put an 860 on a Dodge. I have a 2000, 3500 Cummins and I spend $1500 every other year on the front end. The plow I have weights 890lbs.

    I would like to put an 860 SW on my 2004 Chev with a D/A 3500.
  3. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    There is a reason why blizzard only makes 1/2 ton mounts for the 760SW. The 860SW is to much weight for a 1/2 ton.
  4. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I had a 760LT on my 04 1500. I dont think I'd go much bigger.
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    I'll go the other way, sure why not? I plan on getting one on my '96 1500 eventually. I have an 8'2" Boss right now and have not had any more front end issues with that than any of my bigger trucks. According to Boss's site, this plow weighs approx 860#. An 860 Speedwing weighs 778#.

    I don't pay attention to the power match\mfg recommendations, because if I did, I'd have a 760 straight blade on my 350 CC\SB\PS\SRW instead of an 8611 LP.

    I know of someone who is going to put an 860 on a Wrangler, although it did have some mods done to the suspension.