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Plow for 2004 GMC Crew Cab 2500 (not HD) w/quadrasteer

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by pelletman, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. pelletman

    pelletman Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 14

    I've been kicking around the idea of an 810 Blizzard, but I went to the blizzard website and the only option it came up with for my truck was the 7.5' straight blade which I'd rather not go with. I'm thinking at least 8' and their is a 9' BOSS straight blade close by me for cheap money. I have time to look as I still have a 1500 Chevy with a 7.5 Curtis. I guess my question is how large can I go? Is 9' OK for my truck? Boss' website is NO help. Fisher says I can put anything up to 9' on it. Can anyone clear up my confusion? I plow my own parking lot, maybe an acre or so, and residential driveways. Any input you have would be appreciated. Thanks! Dave
  2. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    9 ft sounds a little big for a reg 2500. I can see an 8 foot on there though. I've never mounted a plow so you'll have to wait till others chime in here.
  3. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    i wouldnt go over 8 ft. 9 ft seems like it would be alot of #
  4. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    If I owned your truck and wanted a Blizzard plow, I would go with the 860 Speed Wing. If you stick Timbrens on it, a crank or 2 on the torsion bars, and about 600-800 lbs of ballast in the bed, you should be fine.

    The 810 is just too much weight to be on your truck. Heck, the 860 SW is pushing it but I think you'd be ok. I would atleast go with the 760 SW before I'd go with a 7.5' SB. The 760 SW is only 46 lbs. more than the 760 LT straight.
  5. Joshjeepcj7

    Joshjeepcj7 Member
    Messages: 68

    if your only doing your own lot and a couple of drives the i'd go witha 8
  6. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    on a 2500 you really dont want to go 9ft. 8.5ft is the biggest i would go on a 3/4 ton. a 1 ton a 9ft plow is fine.
  7. pelletman

    pelletman Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 14


    Thank you all for the input...
  8. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    Post pictures of the truck, please, I have never seen a 'quadra steer' other than in the commercials.
  9. pelletman

    pelletman Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 14