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Duramax/Fisher combo

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by pensty, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. pensty

    pensty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Finally got around to snapping a couple of pics of the rig. There is a pic of the truck and plow, the backblade that STR made and installed, and the console I had made at AccuFab to house the switchgear and CB radio.
    The 2500HD has Timbrens up front with the T-bars turned up along with 800lbs of patio stones at the back of the bed. Without a 2" lift, the 285's do rub the odd time.
    A BackRack supports a truckbox, backup lights and the Grote LED beacon.

    Just one snowfall here in Ottawa so far, but the rig is performing well. The D-Max is certainly up to the task!

    Hope everyone has a safe and profitable season.



  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Very Nice!!!!!!!!!!
  3. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    very very nice unit- that's a new body version of my truck! question: do you have a cutting edge for the front of the plow
  4. pensty

    pensty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Thanks for the thumbs-up guys! I haven't got a cutting edge for this blade yet. I will wear it down for a season two before installing one.
    The next installs will be a snow deflector and a box of some sort in the bed for holding salt/sand mix.
  5. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    so when you are pushing, the backdrag edge folds back and you're plowing with the tripedge??
  6. pensty

    pensty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    You got it. The backblade hinges up enough that I can install the skidshoes if I choose to.
  7. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    i guess i just don't understand why fisher makes the cutting edge an "optional accessory" on HD plows.. ya know what i mean?
  8. pensty

    pensty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    If you bolt on a new cutting edge on a new trip edge, you will see that they are even with each other along the bottom. Why not get a season or two out of the tripedge and THEN install a cutting edge instead of wearing both evenly? You have nothing to lose, just remember that a new cutting edge must be installed sooner or later.
    For that matter, I will only be attaching 18" or so of cutting edge from each end of the blade instead of a full length. The edge wears in a 'smile' type of shape, so you can save a bit of money by not buying a full width cutting edge.
  9. pensty

    pensty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    One more thing.....If you are going to install the 18" cutting edges, have them stick out an half-inch or so past the ends of the blade to act a s a wearbar for running along curbsides.
  10. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Looks like a really sweet setup!
  11. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Nice looking set up
  12. cleansweep007

    cleansweep007 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Great looking snow pusher !
  13. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    Was that back drag edge custom made? How much if you don't mind me asking? Nice rig- best of luck with it-:drinkup:
  14. pensty

    pensty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Sure thing....it was custom made at a local dealer here for 300 and change (plus our stinking 13% fed and provincial taxes). They did a pretty good job of nipping the cutouts with a plasma cutter, it seems to be attached quite well, and they slathered on some black tremclad.

    Thanks for all the compliments guys, I'm pretty happy with the results. I installed everything myself and took a lot longer and I'm certain a lot more care than someone else might.
  15. blackjack219

    blackjack219 Member
    Messages: 46

    Very nice setup, I'm sure you'll get some snow soon !!
    Good Luck this season
  16. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks good, that console is bright.
  17. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,831

    Best combination right their... Can't beat a duramax with a fisher... Nice truck!
  18. Snowplowkid

    Snowplowkid Member
    Messages: 76

    Is it only 2WD because there is no sticker on the back of the bed. Maybe Im missing something.
  19. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    That is a wicked sharp looking set up.
  20. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    Nice truck!!