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Western V Plow/ 2500 Silverado

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by OneBadDodge06, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 770

    I bought another new plow and this is my first V but when its in the V position, the cutting edge on the plow touches the ground. It makes the rear end raise up a little more than my straight blade did. I had the torsion bars jacked up as far as they'd go. Any suggestions? I noticed in alot of the pics posted on here that theirs isn't like mine. :waving:
  2. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,141

    Was this dealer installed?Your push beam is not adjusted correctly,i'm not posotive on the Western but the Fisher uses a push beam on the V plow,it's underneath the headgear,it is pinned to the headgear in the back and has 4 bolts(2 on each side) in the front,you need to loosen the 4 bolts,raise the plow and put it in "scoop",place a 1/4" piece of steel on a level floor underneath the center of the scooped blade and drop the blade,then tighten the 4 bolts.
  3. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    BLADE...Are you running any ballast in the back ?
    That will bring the nose up. MY 2500s are/were low to the ground
    also. A crank of the t- bars and 1000 lbs of ballast brought the nose up
    quite a bit !...................geo

    ARC is correct about the pushbar adjustment also................ :drinkup:
  4. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    ballast and how much? 2500 or 2500HD? Timbrens are your friend. Sometimes you cant run with a blade fully ved. the 550 with a 10' boss will drag corners pretty easy if its fully ved when hitting bumps and such transporting.

    2500hd reg cab with a diesel and a 9.5 fisher v. Timbrens up front and 800-1k ballast in the back and no real crank of the t bars, 265 75 r 16 tires and I dont whack my corners unless I really hit a big dip or train tracks or something.

    And every body is right on :nod:
  5. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 770

    Thanks everyone for your input....

    It's a 2500HD. And I put it on myself. I had 500 lbs of ballast when my straight blade was on it. I put it on myself. Western has gone to an adjustment on the T frame to even out the cutting edge so that it has even wear. I'll try adding another 500 lbs....I'd like to be able to transport it in the v position, wouldn't wanna take out a mini van down the road. Its nice on here that no matter what kinda plow or truck you drive, somebody is always willing to help out. Much thanks! :drinkup: