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Meyer C 8.5 on a 2000 Dodge 2500 CTD

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by cbeard, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. cbeard

    cbeard Member
    Messages: 95

    Hello all
    I am considering a Meyer C8.5 for my 2000 Dodge 2500 ext cab with a Cummins. I currently have a ST 7.5 on it now and when I angle my blade it seems to not cover my tracks. Is a C 8.5 too much plow for the truck, tranny or front end. I currently have timbrens on the front. I want to reduce my plow time.
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    The 47RE is kinda weak. Any upgrades to it?

    How about your truck, running stock power?
  3. cbeard

    cbeard Member
    Messages: 95

    Stock power. I figure I would run the tranny till it went and then do the suncoast upgrades.
  4. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    Wish I have a C8.5 on mine, the truck can push lots of snow easy

    go for it I would get a temp gauge on the trans tho
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Don't worry about it Chris, hang the C-8.5 and go plow. :nod:
  6. cbeard

    cbeard Member
    Messages: 95

    how hard are the trans temp guages to install on the truck? I have a ST 7.5 on it right know and we got a heavy snow on 1-26 and 1-27, the truck pushed it fine. I only used a 1/2 tank of fuel pushing for 14 hrs. and I didn't have to run the truck hard.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2009
  7. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    thats one thing I love about my truck as well the fuel it uses while plowing I can go on half a tank for hours and the gasser guys that work with me keep going to refuel

    the temp gauge would need a sender in the trans pan and a wire to run into the cab easy to install u just need to drill in the bottom of your pan

    mine never passes the 180F mark at the peak of plowing and would drop down in seconds once I pop it in N and let it idle for a couple of minutes

    and keep in mind I run a winter cover on the front grille all winter
  8. Booman70

    Booman70 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I run the Diamond 8.5' on my truck no problem I think it weighs around 840#s
  9. moparornocar

    moparornocar Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 14

    the trans gauges go intoa port on the tranny. real easy.