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Newbie needs info on set up

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by DrB, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. DrB

    DrB Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I am new to the site. I need some info.
    I am located in the Chicago area.
    I am looking to set up my 2001 GMC P/U 1500 to plow my home, and my families 3 office buildings.
    The office buildings have 20 spaces.
    I am looking at one of the Sno King MT or the Western Suburbanite blades.
    Will these be strong enough to handle the lots?

    Please let me now what your opinion of these or if there is another type of plow that you would reccommend.


  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Plenty, if you're only doing your own stuff and not plowing commercially. There are several homeowner type plows out there. Some have power angle some are angled manually. Basically, expect to spend around $2000 for a power angle plow or $900 for a non-power angle.
  3. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    Hi Dr B
    Are you the same DrB from AOPA and PIA?

    Regards Mike
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    how could anyone stand manual angling when doing more than just their own house........out of those two choices, ide go with the suburbanite
  5. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    Hi Dr Bruce
    If it were me I would look for a 1 or 2 year old Boss or Western. 7.5 ft should be fine for what you want to do. I would also crank my torsion bars 5 turns and add a set of Timberns on the front. The Timberns you can buy by clicking on the banner ad at the top of the page. They run a little over $150.00 a set and just bolt on in place of your factory bumper stops on the control arm. To crank the T bars jack the truck up till the front wheels are off the ground, add a set of jack stands and then turn each Tbar bolt 5 turns. That will get you a little more ground clearance and the timberns will help with the droop and bounce of the front end. Also keep a eye on the trans temp, don't let it get over 210 degree's and change the fluid every year. There is a for sale section on this web site to look for good used plows.

    Regards Mike