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what plow for a chevy 1500

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by boatermike3826, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. boatermike3826

    boatermike3826 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    hi what plow can i put on a 1500 extended cab? i have a 6 foot 6 inch snow way, can i make that work for the truck? i am hoping so. i have a 2500 with an 8 ft blade for back up. this is just for little driveways. i want it because i have it already and it is light. would it be wide enough to get by? i know it wont be perfect for the truck

    Mike Drake
  2. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    I dont think it will be wide enough, probably wont let the runoff clear your tires....

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    As mentioned above .You need a 7 1/2 wide plow
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Look at 7 1/2 foot blades, to clear the tire path at full angle.

    Don't get a blade over 26 inches in height , (those ones are usually to heavy for 1/2 tons)

    I have a half ton....don't like it, I always feel like I'm overloading it with all my lawn equipment.
    I'm also getting a .5 yard spreader for the rear that will most likely put me over the gvr. I need a one ton.
  5. boatermike3826

    boatermike3826 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    can i plow with a v6 chevy 4x4 extended cab
  6. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513


    Since you already own a 6'8" Sno-Way have you considered just buying a 7'6" blade and putting it on that power pack. Just an option for you to consider without having to purchase a complete plow.

    Thanks for being a Sno-Way customer.
  7. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    Absolutely, as long as it is 4wheel drive. However, I would stick with resi's only with it. And nothing bigger than a 7'6" blade... Lightest one you can find.
  8. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    Since you already have the blade and are just going to do driveways, just build a set of wings for the 6'-8" blade, they would only need to be 5" each side to make it a 7.5' blade. I don't know jack about the small blades like that, I don't know if they are built strong enough for wings might be your only problem. Do they offer wings for this plow?
  9. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    I would be interested in knowing that info too about the wings... Especially if it is for one of them lexan/plexiglass/whatever the clear ones are made of ones.
  10. boatermike3826

    boatermike3826 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    i dont think they make wings for it, it is the lexon blade. do you think a v6 1500 would push the snow

    Mike Drake
  11. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Sure will, had 6 trucks that were 1/2 ton short box's with the V6, ran 8' front and 7-6 rears on them. Same H.P. as a 305, better MPG than a 350, just have to keep an eye on front end suspension.
  12. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    I would look into a 7'-6" snow-way or the md snow dogg
  13. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    you can always put your 6.8 snoway on craigslist if your having a hard time finding just the moldboard.. there are a ton of people looking for used snow plows right now. and the 26 series would make a great plow for that truck
  14. BKFC255

    BKFC255 Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    it is not so much power you can have all the power you want if you cant plant you wont go any where.
    if you have a sw do what toby4492 said and get 7.6 blade for it, good set of tires timbrens and ballast. just remember you have to plow with the storm