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plow help

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by excavator65, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. excavator65

    excavator65 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    i have 2 - 2008 3500 dually chevy crew cab diesel. need to put a plow on it any thoughts i no the whole weight thing so no dealers want to put it on around here, and which plows should i buy thanks !!!:confused:
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    An 8.5' or 9' plow would work good on your truck.
  3. excavator65

    excavator65 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    i see your a fisher guy are they good ?
  4. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    what do you plan on plowing.....parking lots,,,,drive ways ...or streets????

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Depends on what you are plowing, dealer support. Personally I would go with atleast a 8'6" plow. I personally would get a boss 9'2'' vee for the truck. But it all depends on what dealers are in your area, and how good they treat everyone.
  6. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    i hope he's not plowing driveways with that. id say atleast a 9 footer.
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I like Fisher. I have allways had good luck with them. Boss also makes a very good plow IMO.
  8. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    If it's a real dually, ie: a pickup with a bed, then it is 8 feet wide at the rear fenders. Cab & Chassis, which some people also call a dually because of the dual rear wheels, have a much narrower track and can get away with a 8.5. But I'll assume your talking about a dually pickup. Even a 9 foot plow is a little on the narrow side with that long of a wheelbase. With the plow angled it's less than that, then as soon as you turn the steering wheel your rear tires are already in the snow. Mines just an extended cab, and with a 10 foot plow I can turn my rear wheels into the snow too easy. V-plows are effective and have their place, but remember whenever you vee that plow it's getting narrower. At widest it's only a few inches wider than your rear track, and that's if you push snow without angling the blade.

    Love them or hate them, I think the 810, XLS or Wideout is the best option for a dually, especially a long wheelbase.