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Dodge 1500 Hemi - plow size good -bad

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by shakr, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. shakr

    shakr Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a chance to buy a 8ft. fisher plow with th e minute mount . My truck is a 2003 dodge ram 1500 quad cab with a Hemi .
    My question is will this be a good set up ?. I am only going to do driveways and minor plowing ...no commercial work.

    I looked around this site but I did not find any answers....please help me decide.

    I am also looking to find where I can get the truck side minute mount for the fisher to dodge attachment . I am in Southeast Michigan.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2008
  2. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,306

    Joint, Clutch, & Gear in Romulus is your closest dealer. There are 3 more dealers on the eastside also. I don't know for sure, but that plow may be too heavy for the front end on a 1500 without suspension help. The engine with push it no problem, we have several Hemi 2500s.
  3. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Nope way to heavy for a weak Dodge front end. Also do you have those Performace tires that come on alot of 1500's? Those will not work well. Get a 7.6ft and only have to rebuild the front end every other year instead of yearly
  4. shakr

    shakr Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for the info. I was really wanting a snow way or poly type plow anyway. I have aftermarket perelli scorpian tires on the truck which have been pretty good in the snow and muddy trails, not those factory crap tires.
    I am only looking for a plow set up to do a few driveways per snow fall .
  5. JCplowing

    JCplowing Member
    Messages: 34

    I have a fisher 71/2 RD plow on my 2004 ram 1500, your truck will not handle a 8ft plow! do the sno o ways have a 4way hydro, or is it the one you have to get out of your truck and turn the plow, because those are a waste of money... GOODLUCK!!
  6. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Poly plows weigh same as amount as the steel ones. Just get a 7ft or 7.6ft either Fisher or a Boss. I foyu are only driveway plowing the Boss maybe the better deal price wise
  7. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 889

    snoways are full hydro. up, down, left, right.