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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by GMC HD, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. GMC HD

    GMC HD Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 10

    ok i didn't find a newbie fourm so i'll try hear .just picked up a 2500 hd 01, i need a plow for some properties i own(3). just drive ways and walks. W/ the possiblity of expansion.from looking around here i guest 8' blade is the way to go ,think i like the boss. where are the ct guys getting there plows? can some also tell me how they price drive way it ct.? is a 8' blade to big for drive ways...?

    thanks you input would be appreciated.........:cool:
  2. CPSS

    CPSS Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    8' is just about fine for your truck. Should be OK for driveways. The most important deciding factor on which plow to get, is what dealer is close to you, and are they open during storms. Something will break, even if it's new. We use a dealer that stays open all night during a storm.
  3. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    8' blade is the perfect size for most 3/4 and one ton SRW trucks for plowing driveways! Alot of members have 8' blade so this tell me that it is pretty popular blade size. I have a '02 Chevy 2500HD and just got a Fisher 8' HD blade installed.

    By the way, welcome to Plowsite! :waving:
  4. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Welcome to Plowsite :waving:

    An 8 footer would be fine on that truck,and it's not to big for driveways.
  5. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Welcome to Plowsite!

    I agree with the gurus above. 8' Seems to be the best for the 3/4 trucks that do drives.
    You might also want to look into timbrens or adjusting your torsionbars, but the truck should handle it great!
  6. Adams plowing

    Adams plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    I agree an 8ft blade would work good on that truck i would recomend going with the 8ft Superduty plow that boss puts out... if you have a dealer in your area that sells them. thats what im runing on my truck i can say that i have any complaints about it either.
  7. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    Where in Connecticut are you?

    I'm in lower fairfield county.

    I know a few plow dealers in the fairfield county area, so if you tell me where you are maybe i could help you out.

  8. GMC HD

    GMC HD Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 10

    thanx for the input guys. i guess 8' way to go. got a $3445 quote
    for a boss closest dealer for me. i'm in the naugatuck valley area.
  9. Adams plowing

    Adams plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    that seems like a good price on it.
  10. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Welcome to plowsite:waving:

    8ft is the best size plow for your truck. Fisher, boss, and western all make great set-ups:)
  11. Progrounds

    Progrounds Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Why aren't you guys suggesting a v-plow? Even if he's just doing properties he owns, wouldn't it make like easier to cut the plowing time down?
  12. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Yes, a v-plow would cut down on his time spent plowing. but I don't think that for the few properties it sounds like he has, a v-plow would pay for itself, at least as quickly as it would if he were to plow commercially.

    I just didnt think he needed a blade that cost $1000 or so more, just to plow a few of his own properties. In this case, productivity is not as important as it would be in a 'plow for hire' type case.

    If he wants a v-plow, then by all means, he should get one.
  13. Progrounds

    Progrounds Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Ok, GMC HD, here's the deal.
    Even if you're a new plower, you'll save time by using a V plow, and once you figure it out, you'll never go back to a straight blade. It is much more friendly to use, and an experienced plower can save 1/3 the time by using one. If you can afford the extra $1000 or so, I'd suggest getting one.