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input on set up

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by tyreese27, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. tyreese27

    tyreese27 Member
    Messages: 32

    I have 2011 chevy silverado 1500 and have the meyer drive pro 7'5. I'm going to be plowing couple parking lots for a couple local business's. Am I going to run into any problems with the plow holding up and handling this work?
  2. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    Plow won't know if your plowing a drive way or parking lot. Just take it easy and you'll be fine
  3. Meezer

    Meezer Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 300

    It depends on the size of the lots & the amount of snow that you will be trying to push and stack.
  4. tyreese27

    tyreese27 Member
    Messages: 32

    Thats a good point. lol
  5. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    A 1/2 ton truck is not much truck for a parking lot, especially if the lot has any size. Truck is too light and it will take forever with a 7.5 straight blade. A V blade or some other type with a scoop type is best on a lot.
  6. tyreese27

    tyreese27 Member
    Messages: 32

    Well good thing I'm getting paid by the hour.
  7. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    You'll be fine. I plowed LOTS of big lots with an F150 and 7.5 Western. That included the blizzard of 99. 1/2 tons can do good work.
  8. CashinH&P

    CashinH&P Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Agreed, I did 3 small lots and 35 driveways last year with my 04 1500 with a 7.5 fisher, including the blizzard in Feb. Just done beat the pi$$ out of it and you will be ok (this advice is for any truck with a plow on it)
  9. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    Make sure you have a heavy duty transmission cooler installed before you start plowing the lots if its an automatic. Its easy to cook a tranny.
  10. tyreese27

    tyreese27 Member
    Messages: 32

    Yeah I have the HD cooling package on my truck so it should be fine. And nice to see other half ton trucks doing the same stuff i'll be doing.