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Plow size question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brant'sLawnCare, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    I am thinking about getting a 1 ton dump. How many of you guys use an 8'6" v on it? Is this plow big enough? Or do I need a 9'6"? Thanks for the help.

  2. ff610

    ff610 Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    I would put the bigger one on it without a doubt. I've got one 8'6 on a dump and I always wish it was bigger. The rest of my 1 tons, including SRW are 9'2.
  3. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361

    Also consider what the truck can handle.
  4. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    8'6" is big enough. With that said a 9 footer would also suit you well. Depends on some of your lot sizes. Good luck!
  5. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    9.5 for sure.....8.5 will barely cover your tracks when angled. If turning hard while angled, you'll most likely run over missed snow with the back tires. Truck will handle a 9.5 easy.
  6. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Thanks for all the help guys! I wish you woulda said 8.5 lol. I found a nice one, and now I have to look for a bigger one.
  7. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,275

    Brant, go with the 8.5
    Hate to over work a truck. My love is 8.5 with wings. (straight blades)
    What truck are you looking at?
  8. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Sent you a pm with the info. I am actually looking at a 550 now. But I will settle with a 1 ton if it doesn't work out.