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help in choosing plow.

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by jerseydrew, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Senior Member
    from jersey
    Messages: 232

    getting a new truck and not sure what plow to get.

    currently i have 1500 with HTS, nice set up but doesn't back drag well and i turn the rear wheels into the snow a lot since it is only 7.5 ft wide.

    for now i only do 2 driveways my own and my mothers but may look into working it next winter.

    truck i am getting is 3500 diesel and am thinking the pro plow in 8.5 ft wide is all i need but how well will that hold up if i decide to do more plowing.
  2. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    All of the snow plow mfg. have websites where you put in your truck information. Based on that, you will get a suggestion.
  3. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    Get a 8.5 pro plus if u need bigger if u ever do commerical you can add wings
  4. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Senior Member
    from jersey
    Messages: 232

    thelettuceman, i don't need the sales pitch i need real world reason. so that's why i ask here rather then reading the descriptions on the site. the truck can handle any plow western makes.

    ponyboy,thats what i was looking at to begin with.
  5. On a Call

    On a Call PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,077

    Buy a Blizzard
  6. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 770

    Wide out looks pretty sweet
  7. Mattymax

    Mattymax Member
    from Nj
    Messages: 38

    8.5' Pro Plus. Very strong setup. I put one on my F-350 this year. Regular cab 8' bed. Pro plus will handle anything you throw it and won't cost you $7000-$9000 like an MVP+ or Wide out.
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    the pro plus plow is a nice plow
  9. jbsplow

    jbsplow Senior Member
    from -
    Messages: 125

    mvp 3
    why anything else I got one damn near brand new a month ago for 4 k
  10. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i am switching from myers to a 8.5 pro-plus with backdrag blade the end of the month on my trucks.
    i do a 1 million square foot warehouse parking lot.
  11. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    there out of biz

    AGCPITT Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    8'6" is a perfect size. I do a lot of banks and if I got anything larger I'd be screwed and have to keep backdragging the drive thru areas.
  13. rufushusky

    rufushusky Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Good to see Amazon set up a warehouse in Antarctica, can't have the penguins not get two day shipping on prime orders.

    To the OP, I just did the same thing going from a 7.5' unimount to a 8.5' pro-plus series 2 ultra mount western on an 02 F-350. Looks like the extra coverage will actually allow me to angle the plow... what a concept. The 7.5 angled couldn't cover the truck's tracks to save its life. If your only doing drive ways you should have no trouble with an 8.5'.
  14. CjBonavenia

    CjBonavenia Member
    Messages: 35

    @Mattymax where are you getting those prices I got a brand new 9-6 mvp3 for 5900$ out the door tax and all installed on my truck 9 foot pro plus was only 400 less
  15. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    amazon had no choice.
    they got tired of the penguins constantly complaining about the 5-7 day old fish deliveries.
    the only problem is the damn drones. they don't look closely before dropping the fish, and some of those buggers hurt when they land on the head, forcing us to wear hardhats now!!! :D