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S10/S15 Plow Q

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by derekbroerse, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    What is the biggest plow any of you have used on an S Truck?

    Just picked up a loaded '90 ext cab 4x4 with 4.3/auto and was toying with the idea of putting a blade on it, if nothing else for backup purposes.

    I am picking up a Northman plow for next to nothing. It is 7'-6" wide. Yes, I can cut it down if necessary but realistically if anyone has used a 7' blade on one of these trucks, what is the difference of three inches per side vs. the labour of cutting and rewelding?

    Obviously I will need to fabricate a mounting setup for it, its currently made for a 73-87 style GM truck...

    That is, unless someone within a reasonable distance happens to have one to fit the truck?
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2004
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    There is not much meat in the front of that truck and every bit of weight saving would help with a smaller plow and it would push easier to in deeper snow. How about a 6ft 9 inch cut job as it would still be wider than truck at that width too.
  3. grotecguy

    grotecguy Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    I know I'm quite a ways away but I have a Snoway 6'8" plow that would go great on that truck.

    I have the blade, a-frame and hydraulics. I would let it go cheap if interested.

    Just a thought,
    Mark K
  4. corkireland

    corkireland Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    The truck with Timbrens from what I've read around could handle close to 500 pound blade max. So anything less than that should be fine given proper ballast and such. I know I personally run the 6'8" snoway Mt series on my truck and I really can't feel the weight that much. I prolly could have gone with the 7'6" and been fine but I'm happy with the plowing aspect of the truck. Also to mention that I have a 99 so the earlier models where supposed to have a little stronger setup up front from 93 and earlier. So goodluck with your decision! :salute:
  5. Bykerkyle

    Bykerkyle Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    grotecguy how much do u want for that plow, frame, and hydrolics?
  6. grotecguy

    grotecguy Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    I'd like to get $600. I watched one on ebay a while back go over $1300.

    PM me if you want pics, I'll try to get some in the daylight.
    Mark K
  7. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Well I picked up the Northman plow and it is much heavier-duty than I expected (in person vs. the photos). Looks like a real commercial grade plow with heavier trip springs, beefy crossmembers, and a quick-attach setup. Aside from the paint and missing cylinders, its in good shape, so not a bad buy for $35!!! Figured I might revamp that one for my '79 K15 and cut down the Standard Duty Western I was going to use on it for my S15 instead. I'm thinking 6'-8 to 6'-10" as suggested above should do the trick. It will probably be getting a salter to from the looks of things.

    No, I didn't take the photo! lol
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2006