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Can a chevy silverado 1500 handle a 8ft blade?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Dan2425, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. Dan2425

    Dan2425 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Hi guys, i have a 1999 Chevy K1500 Silverado Z71. I was wonder if my truck would be able to handle an 8ft fisher plow? i was thinking about cranking my bars and adding timbrens but would that be enough to hold up an 8ft? i know for a fact my truck will hold up a 7ft 6 blade with no problem. if anyone has an 8ft plow on there 1500 please feel free to share some pics as i'm curious to see how bogged down the truck is.
  2. boss2013

    boss2013 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    There is a guy here that runs a 9'2. Vxt with wings on a 1500 shortbed. I would doubt an 8' weighs much more than a 7.5.
  3. Dan2425

    Dan2425 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Holy crap a 9footer is huge! Ive seen some trucks pretty bogged down on an 8foot v plow. He must have some pretty heavy duty suspension huh?
  4. ggb6259

    ggb6259 Senior Member
    from SW MI
    Messages: 214

    look at the different oen plow selectors... not size, it's all abiout weight.
    the plow manufacturers err on the cautious side.
  5. snowymassbowtie

    snowymassbowtie Member
    Messages: 78

    If you have 8 lugs yes and it should be fine.If its only 5 or 6 then you will beat the snot out of the 1500 so plan on re-doing the front end often and keep a spare tranny around
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015
  6. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    1999 K1500....6 lugs, Mr. Bowtie. Thumbs Up

    It will handle it but just go a little easier on it.
  7. Dan2425

    Dan2425 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Here is my truck. its a 6 lug.... I've gotta check how much the fisher plow weighs... most places like snowdogg say i can take an 8 foot plow but then others like boss say it would be way too heavy... Fisher says i can mount an 8' HD on my truck so i hope the used one i'm buying won't bog my truck down to much!

  8. Dan2425

    Dan2425 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Dont worry i think i'll go easy on the truck cuz this season it's looking like we won't even be getting 10 inches of snow the whole season. :cry:
  9. JAJA

    JAJA Member
    Messages: 73

    I would look at the trucks GVWR figure what your going to run for ballast cause your going to want so good weight to keep those rear tires from spinning add the plows weight and the trucks weight see if your over that GVWR. I have a 7.6' super duty on my 1500 and I don't know if my truck would do good with a 8' that's a lot of snow to push.
  10. Dan2425

    Dan2425 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    for ballast ill have 2 two stage blowers in the bed and the rest of the weight i can accommodate with sand bags... have been thinking about building a wooden box to fill up with sand/salt bags... Seems hand to have if i get myself stuck.

  11. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Well they make multiple 8ft plows so which model are you looking at?
  12. ggb6259

    ggb6259 Senior Member
    from SW MI
    Messages: 214

    Go for a V... dogg or meyer...... I'm going with a Meyer when the truck is paid for and the bike... and we get more snow.... and my wife's not looking....

  13. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,288

    What's wrong with the 7-1/2 on your truck?
  14. gmcsirrra

    gmcsirrra Member
    from maine
    Messages: 78

    theres a guy on here that has a tundra with an 8ft fisher HD series
  15. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,372

    I had a 2002 Chevy 1500 4x4 regular cab and the 7.5' SD was all it wanted. I know a lot of people run 7.5' HD plows on GM 1500's but, I have never scene an 8' HD on one. My Tundra handles an 8' HD better than my Chevy handled my 7.5' SD. If you really want an 8' plow, Snow Dogg makes an 8' for 1/2 tons.
  16. Dan2425

    Dan2425 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Well guys nevermind... i bought the plow but my truck isnt looking good :( :cry: :mad: :cry:
  17. ggb6259

    ggb6259 Senior Member
    from SW MI
    Messages: 214

    so the rest of the story???/
  18. Dan2425

    Dan2425 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    my front suspension needs to be all replaced if im going to install the plow i mean its good but its worn out from 190k on the truck so its better off just selling the truck and buying another one. Its up for sale now http://newlondon.craigslist.org/cto/4857955540.html