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Curtis snow plows?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Brett K, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. Brett K

    Brett K Member
    Messages: 42

    I am looking at replacing the old plow set-up (76 Chevy stepside w/Western 7.5" plow) to something I can drive everyday that I can also plow with. I am looking at a 98 GMC ext.cab 1/2 ton Z71. Heavy duty extended cabs are out of my price range. I plan on adding Timbrens. I have a Curtis dealer near me and I am friends with the owners fiance, so I might get a good price.

    Is this a decent set-up? I don't hear much about Curtis. My issue is the weight. 690lbs for a Curtis 7.5" Sno-Pro 300 seems a little heavy. Will the half-ton handle it well?
  2. Stan MI

    Stan MI Member
    Messages: 86


    I just got one for my 88 Chevy 1/2 ton the tail end of last season. Didn't really do any plowing with it since the snow had melted. I paid $2800 for mine installed, it was NOS.

    I'll be interested in the replies you get. Good luck with the plow if you get it.
  3. Boondox

    Boondox Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    Brett -- I use a 7 1/2' Curtis on my 02 Chevy Silverado 1500 regular cab long bed. To handle the weight I cranked the torsion bars up three turns, added Timbrens fore and aft, and run 500# of ballast in the rear.

    That arrangement did well for me last winter, though I dismounted the plow when it was not actually in use. In fact, that's why I bought the Curtis -- after practicing with several brands I found that one the easiest to put on and take off. Oh, and I just do my driveways around the house and barn, plus half a mile of dirt road.