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Need Plow

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by bigblock73, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. bigblock73

    bigblock73 Member
    Messages: 35

    I have a 2000 Silverado 1500
    I've been looking for a used plow for a while
    I put a WTB ad on craigslist and got a reply from a guy who has a Diamond on a 2000 silverado 2500
    He wants $1800 and says it's newer than the truck

    Will this fit?
    Are diamonds a good homeowner plow?
    Will this plow be to heavy for my truck?

    I need all the advice I can get.
    Tired of paying someone to plow all the gravel off my driveway and onto my lawn.
    Determined to have this year be the last time I spend a day shoveling gravel back on to my driveway.

  2. JayHawk Nation

    JayHawk Nation Junior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 5

  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    So you think your NOT going to plow the gravel off your driveway?
  4. bigblock73

    bigblock73 Member
    Messages: 35

    Thanks for the info
    I'm new to the plowing thing and appreciate all the help I can get.
    I'll contact the guy and ask which one he has.

    There's more gravel 10 feet onto my lawn then on my driveway.
    I have an open area across from the driveway, that I've asked to have the snow plowed onto and would not kill my grass or blister my fingers shoveling.
    They don't back blade in front of the garage, they come straight in then angle off onto the lawn.I still have to shovel about 10 feet.
    A little effort would go a long way.

    Any help locating a plow that will work with my truck will be Greatly Appreciated
  5. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    i have a 5 yr old western ultra mount 8 ft straight blade with new style lights and the 4 port Iso Mod I do not have the truck side wiring tho, I would like $ 1000.00. I purchased a new western wideout and have no need for my old blade
  6. bigblock73

    bigblock73 Member
    Messages: 35

    Thanks but shipping would be to expensive
  7. bigblock73

    bigblock73 Member
    Messages: 35

    It's a 8' MDII
    will this fit?
    is it to heavy for my truck?
  8. bigblock73

    bigblock73 Member
    Messages: 35

    Thanks for the help.
    Been spending a lot of time on the web,educating myself on my application.
    The search goes on
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

  10. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    There are links at the top of the page to all the major plow manufacturers, most if not all of them have plow configuration recommendations on their websites, check there for the best fitting plow for oyur truck. You'll probably find that they all recommend a 7.5' plow for your truck, not an 8' due to front end load capacity considerations.

    Seconded on Nascar24 for a plow, also looup BDavis, he's the guy I bought my plow from years ago and he took good care of me.
  11. bigblock73

    bigblock73 Member
    Messages: 35

    Thanks for the info
    I just found one.
    Found it on New Jersey shore Craigslist
    A guy had a 2006 that he was trading in,the dealer told him that it was worth the same with or without plow.
    It was rarely used
    Western Ultamount 7.5' mid weight
    I pulled the harness and mounts myself,making the swap easy.
    I paid $2k
    I think I got a good deal
  12. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    So do I:nod:
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    It's to big. 7.5' is the size for a 1/2 ton.
  14. bigblock73

    bigblock73 Member
    Messages: 35

    Thanks for the info,but if you read further you would have seen that I already bought a 7.5'