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Unimount Weight 6.5' vs 7.5' assembly

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by asudds, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. asudds

    asudds Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I have a line on a couple used plows and was hoping someone knew the weight difference between the 6.5 and 7.5 Western Unimount plows.

    The 6.5 would be best for me since I have a smaller light duty rig, however its only for my personal driveway so I could likely go with either is the weights are close.

    Any help would be appreciated
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Is the 7.5 a standard or a pro model?
  3. asudds

    asudds Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    How do you tell the difference visually?
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The simple way to tell the difference is the Pro will have a shock absorber on the rear of the blade to control the blade trip. The standard wont.

    What type of truck do you plan to mount it on?
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2008
  5. Jimni

    Jimni Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    There should'nt be much difference but maybe a hundred pounds . if even that.:drinkup:
  6. asudds

    asudds Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I know you are all going to freak out on me but I am putting it on a Stock Jeep XJ.

    I have reviewed the forums and it looks like it is commonplace and the Jeep will hold up fine if care is taken. I plan to use it on my drive personally and maybe some of the neighbors to help offset the costs.

    The consensus seems to be that the 7.5 plows much nicer than the 6 and 6.5 boards. I can pick up a used 7.5 locally for reasonably that has had home use only as well.

    Is there anything to check/watch out for when buying a used unimount?

    Thanks for the tips so far,

    In the end I hope the set-up will run me about what a new snowbear would be... at least this way I'll have a plow for life.tymusic

  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    So your already aware it's not something that's recommend? Since either the 6.5 or 7.5 is about 150-175 lbs heavier than any plow that's actually recommended for it, which is a big difference on an XJ...

    But to answer your question, the 6.5 and 7.5 standard plows are only about a 25-30 lb difference in weight. But a 7.5 pro model is about 80-90 lbs heavier.

    And the lightest of these plows is about 150 lb heavier than a Suburbanite, which is what is actually recommended for an XJ.