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Bought a new to me 2011 gm 2500hd now what kind of blade do I put on it???

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by rampking, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. rampking

    rampking Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Well guys what are you all running on your rigs? What kind of issues have ya had? Do you wish you had something different?

    I am trying to do some research before the purchase. I've never owned a truck with a blade on. I usually just operate loaders and backhoes. The blades were always Craig.....so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks again everyone!

  2. Kwing1120

    Kwing1120 Member
    Messages: 39

    i think it will depend on whats available in your area. dealer support is huge. I would find out whats close by and post back the options. make sure the dealer is open during storms 24/7 and things like that.
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Boss v plow 9.2 will do,
  4. rampking

    rampking Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Well as much as I would like to have a v plow, I really don't need one, and they are quite a bit more expensive. I am thinking 8.5 straight blade. We have in my area Fischer,western,sno way, basically everything. So which one is gonna give me the least headaches?
    Want quality build, easy connect/disconnect, long lasting,light, etc.
    What are you newer chev/gm owners operating?


  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Did you know you can make a v plow plow like a straight plow?
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    What kind of areas are you plowing. A western pro plus would be a good choice.
  7. rampking

    rampking Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Grand view, seriously man come on....

    I have two strip malls that are roughly the same size as football field. Then I have two more smaller lots(home hardware).
    Plus I do about 10-15 residentials.

    I use 2 loader backhoes with a 10 foot Craig blade as well for the bigger lots

  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Really how much of a difference between a straight and v plow?
  9. Cover Guy

    Cover Guy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    I have the same truck with a boss 9'2" VXT I love it
  10. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    x2 on the western. Lot of them running around here and not much for complaints.
  11. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Once you go V you never go back !!
  12. RDWheeler

    RDWheeler Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I just bought an 08 2500HD and also a 9'2 Boss V... The price was right, otherwise I would have probably stayed with a straight blade.
  13. Squires

    Squires Senior Member
    Messages: 257

  14. You got that right!!!! I had straight blades for over 30 years. I bought this used EZV and I will never have another straight blade.
  15. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Craig makes a very nice blade. I don't care what you plow. I would never buy a new straight blade. Either go with an expandable wing plow or v plow. Straight blades are old technology they work but there are so many better choices.
  16. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,267

    Bleed and die yellow, you know what you should do :)

    Fisher Xtreme V
  17. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    I went from a Boss V,,,back to a straight blade(xblade)simply because the truck I bought was set up for it. Absolutely love the X. Have run Meyer fisher and boss. Have no complaints about either boss or fisher. Meyer however