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just bought a new truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by fordman, Dec 16, 2001.

  1. fordman

    fordman Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    I recently bought a 1991 Dodge 2500 pickup. It has the 5.9L diesel in it. My question is can it take the weight of a fisher 8.5 V plow, several people told me it can't. What do you guys think?

    thanks in advance for any input
  2. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    91 is still the old body style, correct? They were heavy duty trucks yes, but a Fisher V is a heavy plow. You might still be able to read your front GAWR on the drivers door jamb, or in the glove box under camper loading data. I have a feeling you might be pushing the limits of that front axle with the deisel engine....
    An add a leaf kit would help the truck carry the weight better.

    My brother had a 91 dodge 1/2 ton. He had a Meyer 7.5' plow on it. It didn't handle the weight well, but an add a leaf solved all problems. The same Meyer is on his 95 Ram 1500, which handled it better than the 91. We installed a 2" lift kit anyway though.

    What I am getting at is if a 1/2 ton can handle the weight of a Meyer, a 3/4 ton should be able to handle the weight of the Fisher V. It's just the added weight of the diesel that could be a problem.