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Western quick match web tool

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by FASTEDDIE88, Dec 16, 2011.


    FASTEDDIE88 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Has anyone tried to use the Western web site quick match tool?
    Does anyone know why an 89 2500 3/4 ton suburban would only come up with the half ton plow or the midweight?
    are they tring to tell me the suburban can only handle a midweight or half ton plow?
  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Its just a heavy half ton
    Front end of ur 3/4 is the same as a half ton
    Now rear end is heavier then half ton

    FASTEDDIE88 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    you maybe correct on it being a heavy half ton or maybve for newer years, but i assure the front end stuff on a 3/4 ton chevy from 73-87 truck or 73-91 burb is not the same as a 1/2 ton. I have installed many rotors and lift kits and other itemes on this erra truck and the brakes, bearings, shocks ,springs ,axles, and differential are all larger and stronger on a 3/4 ton than a 1/2, to say the front end is the same is absolutly not true
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    Maybe b/c of the ballast that you can't pit in the rear of the truck. Thought this was discussed a little bit ago too??
  5. chevyman83

    chevyman83 Member
    Messages: 55

    Gvwr is exceeded when a plow and proper ballast is installed. I had the same issue with my 2000 3/4 crew cab with a 454. It said I couldn't put more than a 7'6" straight blade on it. I talked to my dealer and this is what I was told was the reason.
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    Ah ok I remember that being the issue.

    FASTEDDIE88 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Yes that makes more sense. I was told the same thing when I bought my 2008 Duramax crew cab, if I put 5 passengers with me as well as the proper ballast the I have gone over the GVW.
    What is silly to me is when would you ever plow with 5 passengers or for the case of the suburban 8 other passengers, hahahahahaha.
    I have been plowing with an 85 3/4 ton suburban for 9 years now, but I am running a 7'-6" meyer and this 89 I am looking at getting, I want to mount an 8' pro western, I think it would handle it fine.

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    Hell ya put it on there.a 7.6to a 8.0 =6 inches cant be that big of deal.But hell if it is that big if a issue and you wanna go that little bit bigger just put wings in it ..kinda a ni brainer .now if you were goin to a 8.5 or a 9.5 well hell no. Just my 2 cents