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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by robo01, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. robo01

    robo01 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I have a 2002 1500 5.3 X-cab and i wanted to but a plow on it and i was thinking about a western 7'6" i clean up walks right now i usally have about 400 pounds of ice melt in the back weight. Will that plow mess my truck up???
  2. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    as u can see by my signature i dont have a plow yet but these guys here in this forum have been the best help. what i can say is visit any of the plow manufacters to see which plow is the best.. then a set of timbrens and ballast behind the rear axle and u should be fine...... i would suggest the western midweight it 540#.....
  3. robo01

    robo01 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    thank you for your reply i dont think the midweight plow would be able to do what im looking forward to do.
  4. hadley-plow-guy

    hadley-plow-guy Member
    Messages: 31

    1/2 tons aren't really made for plowing but if you take it easy you should be fine. You can save up to get a 3/4 or 1 ton. Most of us started out with less than ideal trucks. You just gotta get out there and do it. Good luck.:nod:
  5. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    you should be fine with that truck/plow combo. Timbrens,they work great to keep the front up.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    The plow won't, but you might.

    98 f-150 4x4 w/timbrens
    Meyer ST 7.5
  7. robo01

    robo01 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    thanks for all your advise. Im trying to save up and i have this 3/4 in mind wiht a western 8' plow i just wanted to make a few bucks on the side. I was looking at blizzard plows. The blizzard plows any good?
  8. robo01

    robo01 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    ok i just read aobut the blizzard plows and i found nothing but problems so i was thinking about a sport-duty plow from boss. I think my truck would be able to handle that with out a problem. pro's give me some advice
  9. jgsxr750

    jgsxr750 Member
    Messages: 84

    i have a 1500 crew cab chevy and i run a 7'-6" western pro plow with timbrens and turned torsion bars up and put about 500 lbs of weight in the rear. the truck is a tank. plows just as good as my friends 3/4 2500 but the ride is alot better. just be carefull and remember not to beat the truck. respect that it is a 1500 and you will do fine.
  10. thebosshodges

    thebosshodges Junior Member
    from kc, mo
    Messages: 11

    i love my blizzard 810 power plow. cut plow time on my lots from 45 minutes to 20.
    any plow you put on a 1/2 ton or any truck will ultimately destroy it.
    wheel bearing, tie rod ends, sway bars, alignments, all become yearly maintainence replacement items.
    Plowing is a high dollar business, but save money back for replacement and repairs.
    You can get started with any meyer,boss,western, hiniker plows.

    REQUIREMENTS: MUST BE AT LEAST 7'6" (8' is better)
    FOR A YEAR OR TWO.(you get that much wear in one day for hire)

    Parts are readily available online competitively, used plows are everywhere for usually cheap.
    Avoid heavy plows for your 1/2 ton, V-Plows and Power Plows are too heavy..
    bagged goods of deicer or salt stacked against tailgate work for counter weight.
  11. robo01

    robo01 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    thanks for everones advise. I think ill just stick wiht walks this season and ill save up money for a 3/4 ton next season. Thanks everyone
  12. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    you'll be alright.. I wouldn't recommend it on a brand new 1500 beings that it would void the warranty.. you'll do just fine with the 7.6 but nothing bigger