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Help me build my set up please

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by cyamaha2007, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. cyamaha2007

    cyamaha2007 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I am new to truck plowing with my truck. I have plowed our farm roads with our 3500 ram and do a fair amount of little stuff with yamaha Kodiak. The truck at my farm has a old western plow and is beat up and doesnt lift straight and is just a pos. I want to get set up with a plow that will work well on my new truck. I want to have a nice setup that works well for a few parking lots and our gravel road and a paved driveway that is about 500 feet long that is straight. The truck is a 2007 dodge ram 2500 4x4 cummins. Thanks alot guys. If it matters the parking lots are aprox 200x100 and are a friend of mines. Heres a pic of my new rig[​IMG]
  2. bristolturf

    bristolturf Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    guess im having trouble with what your asking here. Search the forums there is a vast amount of knowledge on here. If your asking for a plow type, well you will get all sorts of answers. I prefer western and boss. I have ran both fully maintained with new cutting edges the whole ball of wax and i think the western scraps way better then the boss, but it lacks the stacking and speed of the boss. I can stack piles 4-5 feet higher then i can with a western and over all the boss plows are very quick. Thats what I have ran, really though you need to sit down see whats in your service area and then go from there. If you have a meyers or fisher dealer in your area it really wouldnt make much sense to go out and buy a boss or western just becasue of service issues that come up. Your truck will handle any plow really within reason. I would recommend something in the 8-8.6 range especially for parking lots. As far as V and Straight blades go, each have there areas, but you really cant go wrong with either.
  3. cyamaha2007

    cyamaha2007 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I really just wanted some advice as to what to stay away from and what brand would serve me well.
  4. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    The brand that will serve you well is a brand that you can get parts for locally. Any of the big name brands will work, but if you have to drive an hour to get parts vs something you can get parts for 10 minutes away makes a big difference. It doesn't sound like your going to work the crap out of it, so just look around and see what you can find close.
  5. cyamaha2007

    cyamaha2007 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    there is a meyer and a western dealer close to my house. I went in to talk to the guy but he told me i couldnt plow with a cummins.. i said ok and left.
  6. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    what, never heard that one yet, you can which dealer did you got to
  7. plowindiesel

    plowindiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    most dealers will often say they won't install a plow on a four door truck with a diesel. this is because they think you will be plowing with someone sitting in each seat of the truck and that weight along with the heavier weight of a diesel engine will max out/exceed the front axle weight of the truck. if you know someone with the knowledge/tools to install a plow yourself then i would say do that. with two guys you can normally knock it out in a day or 2
  8. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    that cummins can push, as far as blade size i would get a 8 or 8.5 foot straight blade. i have a boss super duty 7.5 foot on my 1500 and it will push that all day! do you have any plows in mind so far or are you just looking for opinions and options?
  9. cyamaha2007

    cyamaha2007 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I can install it no problem i do all my own work when it comes to anything mechanical. The dodge dealership told me i was fine and it wouldnt affect my warranty. Its not that he wouldnt install it that bugged me its that he blindly said it couldnt be done. that i would destroy my brand new truck. I am having the front diff trussed to help with any front end problems. I have seen them bend on the newer dodges by hitting a curb. I wish i just had a dana front end.
  10. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    If you are mechanically inclined dealer support is not as important. I would go with a BOSS 8 or 8.5 straight blade (super duty) from Equipment Specialists, they seam to have great prices if your installing it your self.
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    It's hard to beat the versatility of a V-plow, especially if you get frequent and/or heavy storms with drifting. the Vee position allows you to open things up much easier than a straight blade. Boss and Sno-Way are both fine plows, and have direct cylinder lift - no chain. I would put at least an 8.5 plow on that, or bigger.
  12. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    I didn't think Dodge had a plow prep package for that truck. I'm surprised the dealership is saying that they'll back warranty items.
    I agree with one of the earlier posts... buy what you can get parts and service locally.
  13. bigmudder77

    bigmudder77 Senior Member
    from wooster
    Messages: 125

    boss or curtis plows work good but i had old westerns and they were junk and old meyers and they were alot of fix

    had a boss for 3 years never replaced any thing sold the truck and plow got a curtis and this is my 2nd year and i just put a solnoid on it cause the wire broke due to rust and i couldnt get the nut off the solnoid so just got a new one

    but i hear good things about the new western and meyers plows so talk to a couple dealers and see what they think it good

    id got for a V blade they are much better i think but more money if buying new used there around the same price on ebay
  14. cyamaha2007

    cyamaha2007 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I have the snow cheif package and the dealer says its not a plow prep package but its everything but the springs. Dodges body builder guide says that every cummins besides the mega cab is a acceptable plow platform.
  15. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,577

    That truck will plow snow no problem I have know a lot of people that plow with those trucks to never have a problem. One of the Dealers around here uses one to plow there lot. I would look at a 8'6" Western if that is the dealer you have close to you. They are easy to install and setup yourself.