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Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by alex93, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. alex93

    alex93 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I have a 1995 chevy silverado 1500 4x4 extended cab and I want to put a plow on it. I'm not sure what kind of plow I should get and what mount i need for it. I am doing light commercial and residential. I was thinking of a 8'6" plow?
    help please.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011
  2. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    7.6 is good for that truck any bigger and it is to big for the truck.
  3. alex93

    alex93 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    why is that? my friend told me I should get a 8.6 because the 7.6 won't clear the whole truck?
  4. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    I have a 7.6 on my 95 1500 and it does just fine I would not want to put an 8.6 plow on it that would squat the front of the truck so bad
  5. carkey351

    carkey351 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    x2 on the squatting. unless you have a leveling kit on the front it will be scraping the ground, plus you have to worry about cracking the frame with the added weight. if you are worried about it covering the whole truck, just get wings put on it. my $.02. (by the way I only have a 7.6 on my 3/4 diesel and it works fine.)
  6. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,288

    I wouldn't put a 8"6 on my 2500HD. I would put a nice fisher 7-1/2 plenty of plow for the truck
  7. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    Depends on the brand of plow. I wouldn't hesitate to put an 8' Western on a 1500. The weight difference from a 7.5' is minimal... 15 lbs. An 8' Fisher, on the other hand, is a heavy plow. Wider is better in terms of getting things done. We do have some half tons with 8.5' Westerns. We don't use 7.5' plows on anything... too small.