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First Plow Set Up Lots of ?'s Please Help

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by firemonkey88, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. firemonkey88

    firemonkey88 Junior Member
    Messages: 8


    I have been plowing for a while now but I never used my own truck. All the plows I have ever plowed with were Myers. I moved away and now I have an opportunity to get my own plow and plow with some one. So I have a lot of questions that hopefully I can get my rig up and running by the end of the month. For atleast some work this winter. So here is the deal.

    I got a 1990 GMC K-1500 4x4 Extended Cab, with the 350 700R4 I just rebuilt the tranny on it with the intention of using it to plow. The guy I am going to work with has a 2002 Model Unimount 7.5 Pro Plow set up. He says all I need is the wiring and the frame mount. I have never use western plows or installed a plow so I am not sure what all exactly I need. I am a college kid and am trying to go low cost and get stuff used from ebay or other places. What all exactly do I need (part numbers if possible)

    Also is this plow a good choice for this truck? I am used to plowing with a 4x4 Ranger ext cab. Do I need ballast or heavy-duty springs at all? Basically I am in the dark and trying to find all the info an parts I need to put this thing together asap so I can start making money.

    Any help with info is much apprecitated and if you have the parts I need for sale or know where to get them cheap let me know. Thanks