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Half Ton Pics

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by lodogg89, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    Guys with half tons, just curious what plows you are running, thinking about moving up to a bigger plow, whats everyone got?? I have a 760 blizzard right now but thinking maybe 7' 6" V plow or maybe the 8.2 V. Possibly need some suspension mods.
  2. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    Why is this in the Equipment, tools, and vehicals pics. What type of truck is it, and post it under the vehicles thread of that make.
  3. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    could be cause im looking for pictures of them, so quit being a post nazi
  4. Rcgm

    Rcgm Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    Equipment tools and vehicle pictures:dizzy: So you think it is ok to post a picture here of a vehicle here?I would say yes Fordistough.Why would he post it under that make?He said ehat kind of truck you running so am sure people are running different kinds.

  5. Rcgm

    Rcgm Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    I am running a 2004 half ton chevy 4x4 with a 26 series steel Snoway.Can't beat it very nice plow.Would like to be using it but don't see that happening any time soon unless I want to plow rain or sunshine.

  6. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I would not put a 7.5 V blade on a 1/2 ton. Thats way over loading the truck. Got buy a 3/4 ton if you want a V blade.
  7. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    why is a 7.6v blade to much for a half ton. it weighs 18lbs more than a 7.6western pro/
  8. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    I got a 05 ram 1500. bought a blizzard 760 for it, as thats the most weight im willing to put on the front end, and is alot of plow for such a truck. Just need to be motivated to install it now, as so far no snow in the forcast. :rolleyes:
  9. rayf268

    rayf268 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    don't have any pics but . I have a 98 GMC 1/2ton with a western unimount 8ft pro 700#'s it handles it fine I won't go any heavier .wesport
  10. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    My old truck was a 94 F150. We put 3/4 coil springs in the front along with the air bag system and we were running a 7.6 Myers with pro wings. That truck didnt squat one inch! BTW- I've seen a few 7.6 Boss V blades on half tons.
  11. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    If your gonna be mounting a plow on a 1/2 ton, I'd definitly either upgrade the springs or put some timbrens on it. JMO

    Might be able to find a Fisher LD or a smaller meyer for one. I see plenty of the oldwer trucks (Ford F150's Chevy 1500's) with plows on them but you don't see many of the new 1/2 tons with plows on them.
  12. tim975

    tim975 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Here is a pic of my old 1997 GMC 1500, with the summer wheels and tires. Bought it used in '98, put a new Western 7 1/2 Pro Plow on it the same year. The truck handled the plow very well, came with Snow Plow Prep. Traded it in 2001 for a 2500HD, and kept the plow. Should've never got rid of it.

  13. lazerslicer

    lazerslicer Member
    Messages: 74

    What did they give u on the trade? with how many miles???? what year?
  14. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    hahahahahaha :D :D

    I wouldnt go any bigger than maybe a 7'6" Boss Steel V. I had a 2001 Ram 1500 with my 7'6" Boss straight and that was more than enough. Found the plow to be too small for my F-250 though!
  15. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

  16. tim975

    tim975 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    When I bought the truck, it had 21k miles on it. When I traded it, it had 114k miles on it. The stealership gave me $9000 for just the truck without all the extra goodies on it. With chrome grill guard and nerf bars, fiberglass cap, Western plow mount and wiring harness, stock OEM steel wheels with relatively new BFG All Terrain's, they gave me an extra $1000 for all the extra's. I bought a set of the OEM aluminum 6 lug wheels for it, ran those for about 2 months, then put the Weld's on it. I still have the OEM aluminum wheels with center caps that show the 6 lugnut caps if anyone is interested in them.
  17. dlnimsy

    dlnimsy Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    My 94 1500 w/ 7.5 fisher and 6cyl . Sold it in 04.

  18. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    ive got timbrens, my truck drops like 1/2 in with the plow on.
  19. Buster F

    Buster F Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    I have an 06 F-150 supercab w/ a 7'6" RD minute mount on it. I added a 2" leveling kit and run about 450 lbs of sandbags up against the gate. If it ever snows again i'll get some pics with the blade on and let you know how it handles this setup.
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,249

    Well I've said it in about 20 other threads here on PS, I have a Dodge '96 1500 with an 8'2" Boss and have had no more or less front end problems with that truck than my 2500 with an 8'2" or my 3500 with a 9'2". Take that for what it's worth.