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Timbrens? Are They Necessary and Where Do I Get Them

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by dacse, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. dacse

    dacse Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    First off, I am new to this site (which is very informative I must say) and I am also new to plowing. I just bought a used 7' (narrow but the price was right) Meyer plow to put on my '89 3/4 ton Dodge (Lond bed, diesel engine, and the heavier duty axles). My plow will be installed next week and I was curious if a set of Timbrens is always necessary. I have never heard of these before, but some of the other threads make it sound like these are a necessity. So my questions are, are these "Timbrens" necessary with a smaller plow like a 7 footer? If so, do they make them for older trucks like mine? If they are available, where is the best place to order them from?
  2. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    not for such a small plow.

    i know you said the money was right but i think that plow is just to small for your truck. jmo
  3. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    A 7 ft. is too small for that truck. You will running over your windrows, especially if you have the blade angled. The plow HAS to be wider than the wheels.
  4. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Welcome to Plowsite dacse.
    That old Dodge should handle the plow with no trouble at all.
    Just in case you didn't get a Dodge mount for your truck I still have one.
    Also if you do decide to look into Timbren Load Boosters I handle them.
    Enjoy the site and all it has to offer, glad you joined us.
    :rolleyes: John.......................
  5. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    but ya gotta remember that on here the mentality is go big on a little truck then throw timbrens on there and it will be ok, but with a 7' blade and wings you shouldnt have a problem :nod:
  6. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Yep a 7 1/2 footer would be bare minimun for windrow clearance on that truck.
  7. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    Are Dodges wider than Fords? I have a 7 footer and don't run over my windrow. I know dodges have more spring under the front-end than Chevy's so no need for Timbrens on the Dodge. The Timbrens are more for the Chevy half ton guy with the 8' V plow.
  8. dacse

    dacse Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks for the feedback. I think the 7' will be wide enough if I don't angle it to much. I am mainly going to be using it for a couple of driveways so I can leave the blade straight. My area seldom gets more than 3" of snow at a time.