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Handle a plow

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by snowman79, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. snowman79

    snowman79 Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 433

    How well do dodges handle plows? Was probably looking at hangin a 7.5 or 8 western pro plow, ultramount. Have never plowed with dodges always used fords but the 6.0 powerstroke scares me...plus i love the sound of a cummins
  2. dodge rammin

    dodge rammin Member
    Messages: 47

    Go for it - it makes a hell of a plow truck. Have used and seen them all and yeah you will have little problems here and there but so do other brands. Mine drops about 1.5" when you raise ~750 # plow.
  3. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    a little more info on what dodge u are talking about would help. bc of the cummins we know 3/4 or 1 ton but what else? plow prep or not? reg cab-- mega? stuff like that

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,602

    Putting a blade in front of a Cummins is comparable to plowing with a doser. If you have traction it will move!!! All in all they are great trucks. Sure they might have a few issues here and there but they all do. Afterall nothing runs as good or is dependable as a Cummins!!!!
  5. jadyejr

    jadyejr Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 171

    I've put plows on Dodges, so far I've had in this order:
    1994 Chevy 1500 Silverado, Ext cab sb, 7'6 western - Decent truck plowed alright Wrecked and sold

    1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Quad Cab SB 7'6 Western - Best truck, would push through anything had it in a blizzard once and was the only able to push! Sold it

    1997 Ford F250 Light Duty SB Ext Cab (looked like F150 but a little more beefier) Decent truck, pushed fine, not the cummins though... Only used one season than sold it

    1995 Dodge 1500 Reg Cab LB 5 speed 7'6" western had this truck at the same time as the F250, didn't really drive it, had someone else drive it, the 5 speed was a mistake..... Sold it

    2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab 9'5 western V, decent truck Cummins so it is a beast, but its used to haul a car hauler most of time so dont want to keep on the snow all the time. But it is a sweet rig

    Last but not least my current truck:
    2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9 Quad Cab SB 8'Western Ultra, The truck is fine, it has plenty of power and I got it with low miles and the blade is nice. I love the Ultra mount, Just make sure you keep everything lubed up and watch the U Joints..... Also make sure you come to a complete stop before shifting into reverse or you will destroy the tranny in a Dodge. But they are good trucks!
  6. jomofo

    jomofo Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I run a 950# plow off my hemi 2500 - it works real good - but if I were putting it on a cummins, I would definately go for the 3500...
  7. firemedicplow

    firemedicplow Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I got a 2500 with 8ft Boss and handle's like a dream. Ran chevy hated the feeling of the front end and ford couldn't turn like I needed to. Dodge works go with the shift on fly and turning radius of extended cab. Plus 550 # weight in back end barley makes it dive when lifted. Hope this helps your options!
  8. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I have a 9'2" V plow on mine. Pushes a lot of snow.

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    i have 3 older trucks 86 1ton 7 1/2 strait blade you can't even tell the plow is on the front. 89 250 CTD 8ft strait blade Snow comander. 90 250 CTD 7 1/2 strait blade.

    older trucks plow prep was not a big deal on newer trucks they get hever rated springs.

    and i agree with the CTD if you can get traction you can move it
  10. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    My truck technically doesn't have the "plow prep" and I measured how much the front drops with the plow up. I measured only a 1/2 inch drop from top of tire to the fender, but it feels like more when sitting in the cab. I have only plowed with F250's and 8 foot Fishers. They all plowed great. I can't wait to push snow with my Dodge.
  11. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    i also run all dodges no complaints here. i have had 2 dodge diesels with plows on them. the 1st one was a 2001 reg ho diesel 6 speed with a 8 ft fisher. it was a great truck handled the plow fine. Traded that truck in with 140k on the clock and was good as new. now i have a 07 quad cab short bed diesel with a 8' western pro plus. i have 20k miles on this truck and love it . pulls great rides nice and plenty of power:nod: i don't think youll have any complaints with the dodges wesport
  12. snowman79

    snowman79 Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 433

    well im looking at an 06 quad cab, plow prep, short bed cummins, auto tranny. THe only reason i am having my doubts is i hear the front ends are weak....maybe thats just talk though...
  13. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

  14. snowman79

    snowman79 Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 433

    45,000 ...or somewhere around there if i remember correctly
  15. EvenCutLawnCare

    EvenCutLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    I have a 1998 3500 cummins that has had a plow since new and it has held up very well.