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New to plowing, need help

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by plowandski, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. plowandski

    plowandski Member
    Messages: 44

    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to this forum and new to plowing and need help. I just got a 7'6'' Western Standard Uni-Mount plow. I've got the frame mounted to the truck already but have no wiring. I need to know everything that I need to get this up and running. I've heard you can just wire the plow and not even hook up the lights, is that possible? Bad idea, or will i run into problems? I'm just looking to get it set up for the rest of the winter and over the summer will get the lights wired up. A list of part numbers would be very helpful. Also if anyone is local and would like to make some money installing, I'm open to that. The plow is wired with 2 plugs but I have nothing on the truckside other than the mount.

    Truck: 2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 (HB3/HB4)
    Plow: 7'6'' Western Standard Uni-Mount, 2 plugs on plow side (12-pin and the other is 2 bigger pins)
  2. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    Sounds like you have the wiring harness. Do you have a controller?
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    better off to get the complete truckside wiring harness with the headlight adapters and controller
  4. Spucel

    Spucel Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    I agree with Hydro...just get it all at once. I would hate not having the lights. Ill try to find a part list on the WWW for ya
  5. plowandski

    plowandski Member
    Messages: 44

    thanks for all the responses guys... i do not have any wiring on the truckside, no harnesses, no joystick, how much am i looking at spending? thanks for the input on the lights, sounds like i really should get those wired up... i believe i need he wiring kit 64077... does that sound right? is that all i need? (plus a controller)
  6. plowandski

    plowandski Member
    Messages: 44

    Hey Guys,
    Thanks for the input... I've decided to go with your suggestions and get the lights wired in. My question now is do I have all the correct parts before I place the order. I've got someone to install it fortunately. I'm ordering the harness kit 64077 and the Western Truck Side Power Kit. I will be searching for a used controller while I wait for this stuff to be delivered. The plow already has the 12-pin, it came off the same yr/make/model truck. I guess my question is... is this all I need to order? Do I need any other wiring or harnesses or anything else to get this plow going?
    Also, do I need a certain controller? Thanks in advance.
  7. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,231

    I would go to or call your local western dealer they will be able to get you a parts list. Also as far as controller I would go with a touch bad instead of the joystick kind ad they are hand held and easier to run imo. I dont have western but that is my suggestion. Or the guy installing it may know what you need.
  8. plowandski

    plowandski Member
    Messages: 44

  9. 06FX4Blizzard

    06FX4Blizzard Member
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 96

    just call a western dealer