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Plow installation

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by sdplowing, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. sdplowing

    sdplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    How difficult would it be to install the plow myself? I was planning on an 8' HD going on an 04 2500HD. I've installed stereo systems and suspension systems in the past. Would the money I save on installation be worth the trouble?

    SD Plowing
  2. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Not that difficult


    Fisher installs are not that difficult if you read the instructions and have basic hand tools and a good drill with bits. If you working a lone a few blocks or a floor jack can come in handy as well. You made need an extra hand now and then when assembling the blade and Minute Mount, the assemblies do get kinda heavy for a single person. I would say being your first time through 6-7 hours, if you can get a buddy to help, 4 hours maybe, 5 depending on how many canned beverages you go through, lol
  3. db27

    db27 Member
    Messages: 54


    I did my own install a few weeks ago on the old dodge with a 8'mm2 hd myself and it wasn't to bad.About 12 hours taking my time and doing a neat install with the wiring.The fisher install guides made it easy.Also I learned the ins and outs of how this thing works so when it breaks it will be easy for me to fix.I didnt save much if anything by doing it myself but i know it isnt hacked.
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Installing chevy anythings are cake. if you don't put it on a lift or ramps, be prepared to crawl on your belly.
  5. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    You'd definitely have no trouble at all. This install is so simple, especially on that truck. It may take you a little longer than usual if this is your first one, but just set aside a Saturday or Sunday and you'll be up and running in no time!
  6. jcesar

    jcesar Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 492

    I did the install on both my Dodge and Gmc. Not that hard if you have tools. First time took me about 6 hours to get it all together, but the second, was easier. My plows were both western, but not that bad to do. Just take your time and read the instructions. Measure twice, drill once!!!
  7. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Ew Sleeper is right down the street from you. They get about $250 to install it? IMO It's worth it. Getting it out of your truck and assembling is very doable with help. Consider what your weekends worth with your family. And if you have them do it you can be sure Stu the tech will install it and set it up right.