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GMC dually viable option for plowing?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Jim H, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Jim H

    Jim H Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 2

    Just picked up a GMC dually to replace my older 4wd Chevy truck. My question is will I have any difficulties plowing since the outer rear wheels will outside of the path of my plow blade? I plow a 200 foot driveway that sees considerable snow. Thanks.
  2. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    What size and brand of plow? If getting a larger plow to fit the same mount, maybe look into factory wings or the ProWings for your current blade.
  3. Jim H

    Jim H Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 2

    It's an older Western plow.
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    The question is how wide is the blade and is the truck a reg/sc or a crew cab with a 8 ft bed?
  5. Mcadieux01

    Mcadieux01 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a 3500 dually and have a 9 foot boss I wouldn't plow with smaller. If you go smaller you will drive over snow and turn your truck into a snow packer and get stuck many times. Make sure u have your dually wheels spaced.
  6. Dakota Dave

    Dakota Dave Member
    Messages: 44

    I plow with my 76 chevy dually. My old western plow isn't wide enough so I run in the snow all the time if the blade is angled. My truck does have a Locker, awelding bed made of 3/16 steel and a miller welder generator bolted on. I fill the side tool boxes with solid cement blocks. and don't run wheel spacers. The only time I've been stuck is when the snow is deep enough to go over the top of the blade. When you do get stuck your not getting out with a light tug. you need big equipment once its stuck.