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What plow to put on my new GMC 4500

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rnblase, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. rnblase

    rnblase Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I bought a 2004 GMC 4500 Topkick 4x2 and I going to out fit it. I would like to get some opinions on what plow to put on it. I have been looking at the Blizzard 8611, Western Pro Plow 9', Western WideOut.. I am puting Hydraulics on the truck to run the spreader, eather PTO or Clutch Pump.
    Thanks for you help.
    Rick ussmileyflag
  2. truckermatt

    truckermatt Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    got any pictures????
  3. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I think the 9' plow is to small so I would get the 8611.
  4. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    I would look at the vikings. you really do need 9.5 or larger.
  5. bnbsnow

    bnbsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Dont put pto/clutch pump on truck. I run a boss 9'2"V & a Western SS 10'V spreader on my two 4500s
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    ten foot Snoway and a truckcraft TC-160 Electric undertailgate.
  7. bnbsnow

    bnbsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    The savings will more than pay for the ss spreader, I have 3 ss spreaders & they are all Tecumseh 10 hp gas, I've been plowing since 1978. I hope this helps you.
  8. bnbsnow

    bnbsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    4500 upfit

    Rick check out the western pro plus 8.6 with the wing attach. or the boss 9'2" they both work just fine, also try the SS western V gas spreaders out 10' works well. Hope this helps.
  9. Idealtim

    Idealtim Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Have you consitered the fisher mc plows? Very heavy built, split trip edge.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Get a 10 foot boss v or straight blade. Buyers makes a hydro under tailgate spreader, but I am not sure if it is something that is for a truck of your size. I think it is made for like ford f450s and f550s?.
  11. Snowguy01

    Snowguy01 Senior Member
    from Erie
    Messages: 141

    go with the full size bilzzard 8611
  12. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    :salute: that is the only way I would go
  13. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    When the spreader gets low is 4x2 going to be able to push the snow a 9' + blade can carry?
  14. BigLou80

    BigLou80 Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    I second the fisher MC series. I would go with at least a 9' if not a 10' or 11' depending on what you plow a highway type plow may be in order. does the top kick has the durmax or the CAT diesel ? either way with some ballast you should be able to push plenty of snow with that truck

  15. Greybeard

    Greybeard Member
    from MA
    Messages: 35

    The Fisher MC is a very heavy plow. The 4500 is a little light for that blade, especially in 2WD. I'd go with a standard 9' HD Fisher if it were my rig. If you'd rather a full sprung blade, Western, Meyers, Diamond, etc. or the V-plow of your choice.
  16. straightlinelan

    straightlinelan Member
    Messages: 53

    I would go with western or fisher, but i am partial to western. I prefer that over my boss. Especially if the hydralics fail and you have to lift the plow to get it to your shop. I would be concerned about ballast also once the spreader is empty, however, if you arent going to plow with an empty spreader than dont worry about it. we put 3 tons of ballast in our trucks, and even then we loose traction sometimes.
  17. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,559

    What type of plow(s) do you run now?
    Do you feel they are durable and reliable?
    How far do you drive for service/parts?
    Does your current brand offer a plow for that trucks application?
    If you can run the same brand that you already have on that truck too, that's what I would do. Stocking/having spare parts for repairs is easier....

    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    i tnink a 10 footer would be the right size...I have 9 footers on one tons and think it would be too small on a bigger truck

    i have a central system on my 5500 with an undertailgate but no plow

    i will be running the plow seperately when i get one
  19. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    definately 10' or bigger straight or V blade. I usually think of a 9' blade as a plow for a 3/4 ton pickup.
  20. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    I would go with a Wideout, because I don't think you can beat a Western. But if you wanted to go bigger, than the Blizzard would be the way to go.