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quick advice

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by k&j Landscaping, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. k&j Landscaping

    k&j Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I have a 2010 chevrolet 3500hd dually dump with the vyu factory plow prep pkg. and 4800lb. rated frt. end. I am having a western blade installed tomorrow and was thinking wideout but am a little concerned about the weight of the blade, nearing 1000#. I am installing timbrens in the frt. end also. The western quickmatch says it should be fine along with a few competitors around here. Thoughts from plowsite members to confirm my decision. Other option was a 8.5 pro plus but people I have talked to say wideout. let me know your thoughts. I will be carrying about a ton of ballast in bed since not salting this year.
  2. PushnSnow

    PushnSnow Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I have an 8611LP on my Dodge 2500. I'm sure I'm over recommended weight, and I'll probably have a little more wear on the front end of the truck than with a lighter plow. For me I feel the extra production I can get out of an 11 foot wide blade that goes into scoop at almost 10 feet wide will offset the added wear and tear on the truck. I wouldn't buy anything besides the wideouts or the blizzard power plows myself because of the extra production I get out of them. I've run v plows and have one that came on my ford. I hate them compared to the wideout/blizzards.
  3. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    I'm sure you'll be fine on that truck. Gas or diesel? Either way... Timbrens and a few cranks on the bars and you'll be good.
  4. k&j Landscaping

    k&j Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Truck is gas with 4.10 locking differential
  5. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    That's an even better scenario than with the diesel. Less weight on the front axle to start with. You'll be fine with the Wide-Out on that truck.
  6. trustyrusty

    trustyrusty Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    Wide-out all the way if it was me. Actually no I'd get an XLS for the trip edge.