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Just bought my first plow!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Ground Control, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Ground Control

    Ground Control Member
    Messages: 62

    Well I just got back from the Boss dealer. I bought a power v xt with smartlocks. They are installing it early next week and ill post some pics as soon as I get it back! Now i just hope we get a bunch of snow!!! payup
  2. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    what at tease:cool:
  3. Ground Control

    Ground Control Member
    Messages: 62

    haha yea... i cant wait!:nod:
  4. Ground Control

    Ground Control Member
    Messages: 62

    I just picked it up! I'll post some pics later today when I get my camera.:redbounce
  5. montanag

    montanag Member
    Messages: 53

    Did you get it in Missoula at Missoula Chain Saw or is there a Boss distributor in Great Falls? I'll look forward to the photos.

  6. Ground Control

    Ground Control Member
    Messages: 62

    I bought it here in Great Falls at HCL Equiptment. Ill have pictures in a few minutes
  7. Ground Control

    Ground Control Member
    Messages: 62

    Ok, here's a couple pictures. It was dark though so they arent very good. Ill get some better ones tomorrow. I think I need some timbrens or something in the front to help with the weight....i dont know much about it though so what would you guys suggest?


  8. stangman35

    stangman35 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Looks good,welcome to the XT club
  9. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    awsome, those xt's look great. Now, just to bad its not on a gmc....:nod:
  10. Ground Control

    Ground Control Member
    Messages: 62

    Yea....i agree, im a chevy guy. But the dodge is a nice truck and it was a great price. Atleast its not a ford.payup
  11. sam973

    sam973 Member
    Messages: 66

    Great looking combo there! My 2 cents on the front end (coming from a Dodge guy) is to look into the springs in the front end before going to timbrens. If I remember correctly the sport package in that generation of Dodge trucks couldn't be ordered with the plow prep package. Either way there may be heavier springs available through your dealers parts department (for example the springs that would have come on the cab and chassis 3500s back then). You can figure out what springs you have by checking the tag on them. If its not there you can have the dealer check by the vin. If there are heavier springs available I would go that route first. Might cost a little more but the ride will be better loaded and unloaded. For the current Dodge trucks the heaviest springs are part # 989 and 988 I think(left and right).
  12. DUMZ

    DUMZ Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    ok, i want want one... :D
  13. Ground Control

    Ground Control Member
    Messages: 62

    Hey, thanks for the info. Today I was driving around and when i went over speed bumps the front suspension would actually bottom out if i didnt just inch over them. I will definitely look into heavier duty springs. Any idea what it would cost? Does anybody else have any input about the front suspension? Thanks I'll get some better pictures today so you can see how far down it goes with the plow raised.
  14. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Nice looking! What did it set you back if you don't mind saying?
  15. Ground Control

    Ground Control Member
    Messages: 62

    The plow with smartlocks was $5915 installed. I just took a few more pictures. The truck only goes down a little over an inch when I raise the plow....but about 21/2 inches lower than with the plow completely off...:dizzy: But, as you can see in the pictures when its in vee the middle of the plow stays about an inch off the ground and when its in scoop the sides are both about an inch off the ground....so im thinking if i get heavier duty springs this will solve this problem? The plow is at the lowest point in the undercarriage but it cant go any higher because it will hit the bumper. (Sport bumper) What do you guys think?





  16. Ground Control

    Ground Control Member
    Messages: 62

  17. bowtie_guy

    bowtie_guy Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    Sweet setup. Nice reg cab dodge too!!
  18. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    very nice dodge

    sorry i cant help with the gap prob
  19. loyboy

    loyboy Member
    from KCMO
    Messages: 86

    You want the A frame of the plow level w/ the ground. Simply raise the plow mount up. It should have several holes for adj. Good luck!payup
  20. cattrader

    cattrader Member
    from pa
    Messages: 76

    NICE!!!!! LOOKS GOOD!!!!