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Hiniker question

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by ChicagoPlower, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. ChicagoPlower

    ChicagoPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    How many c-plow owners have their plow on a chevy 2500 non HD? Hiniker says the plow can be installed on the truck, but it's a heavy plow 800lbs, and I'm wondering how the front end will handle it. Thanks for any input-
  2. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    I can't speak for a Chevy but local guy who plowed commercially had this plow mounted on a early 90's F-150. It made the wheels camber out badly. I would think your 2500 would be capable with ballast weight. Ballast is probably more important with this plow because weight/mass is amplified when tilting downard.
  3. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Gm didnt want anyone puttin larger heaver plows on the ex cab diesel. That being said, my nephew just had a 8.5 V installed on his 07, 6.0 gasser reg cab. I have a 8' poly on my 07 reg cab diesel for 3 yrs without a issue. Not as heavy as a C plow, but cant be too far off.

    Sorry just noticed you had 2500 NON hd...guess I worked to hard today and need a drink....
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010
  4. ChicagoPlower

    ChicagoPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Thanks for the responses. The truck is a 6.0l. I'm going to install a leveling kit and possibly timbrens too. That plus ballast should give the front end the support it needs.
  5. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    I have a 8.5 mvp on my 2001 chevy 2500 non hd... dropped my front end 1 1/2"
  6. kandrts

    kandrts Member
    Messages: 30

    My truck is a 04 Chevy 1/2 ton, extended cab short box, and it is the local hiniker demo truck, i put on timbrens, cranked the torsions and had it aligned at our shop. With a C or V plow on mine, the front end only drops about an 1 1/2" and that is with no ballast in the back.
  7. ChicagoPlower

    ChicagoPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Thanks again for the responses. I'm going to install a 2" leveling tommorow. I think that should take care of the nose dive. If I need to, I'll install timbrens as well. We'll see, but I think the leveling kit will be enough.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010
  8. rbtaylor14

    rbtaylor14 Junior Member
    from NW Iowa
    Messages: 2

    I am new to posting here but have been viewing the site for years now. I love the timbrens. I also had my torsions turned up 4 turns. I run 560lbs of ballast as well. If I am correct Hiniker recommends 500lbs of ballast to be run. I have never had a problem since I did all the above and my truck is a 1500 with a diesel in it. Yes I know a little truck to be plowing with but it works.
  9. cole22

    cole22 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Theres a guy around me that has a late 80"s Blazer with a older 7.5 v plow on it. With God know how much ballast on the receiver hitch! I'll try take a picture of it next time I see it out and about! And it actually looks some what healthy!
  10. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    You can only do one or the other from what I understand. If you put a leveling kit on the Timbrens are not functional anymore...they will sit too high and not touch the lower control arm like designed.

    A 2500 Non HD will handle a C-plow just fine. FYI a 2500 non HD is the same as a 1500HD.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010
  11. Eric67ct

    Eric67ct Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I have a 2000 F-350 Crew Cab with 8' bed; 8' C-Plow fits nicely. No ballast or levelling either. Sits and performs well.