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Tahoe for plowing?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by medicboot, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. medicboot

    medicboot Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Anyone know if you can use a Tahoe for plowing? If so, how well would it do? t would be a late 90's model. Im looking for a running around gas vehicle for the family that would also function as a backup plow truck. I currently use a 2500HD Duramax but would like to park the diesel for running erands with the family? Thanks for any help or suggestions.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Theres 1 or 2 guys running around my area with plows on there tahoes. I think they do pretty good pushing snow, and the one guys does some commercail accounts with it.
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Tahoe w/ Fisher 7.5ft Rd and you're all set! :)
  4. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I've run a Tahoe before, and I will be using a Tahoe as a backup next winter as well. I'm actually considering a Fisher LD to be easier on the front end, but I might do the RD (I prefer the RD as I think it would be much more durable). Essentially the Tahoe is a Chevy 1500 short bed with a cap. My 97 Tahoe didn't seem to need beefing up in the front, but I'd be considering timbrens or a little extra tensioning in the front end.
  5. medicboot

    medicboot Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Excellent thanks for the advise. Imm gonna go look at one today.
  6. Plowinpro03

    Plowinpro03 Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    i run a 96 tahoe with over 130,000 miles on it. Up front i have an 8 foot 29T poly from sno-way. I did do some beefing up, up front...(new shocks....extreme duty from napa..70 bucks for both)....I put timbrens on.....not to excited about those, think theres better ways to spend your money. I also jacked up the Torsion bars a substantial amount. Spent some time on a good front end a alignment and the truck was good to go with about 300lbs of ballast in the back. Plenty of power, good control, and a good set of meat hoofs will get you out of any situation.