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What year Western Plow brackets will mount up to a 96 Dodge Ram

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Flem, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Flem

    Flem Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I currently have an 83 Chevy with a 7.5' western plow with a joystick control. I am looking for plow brackets to fit a 96 Dodge Ram. The reason is that if the Chevy goes down, we can just mount the plow to the Dodge and go. Will a certain year Ford, or Dodge bracket mount directly to this? What year ranges? I keep seeing plows for Chevy and Ford, but Dodge is few and far between (especially in the old style A frames).

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for your help,

  2. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

    Is the joystick cable or electric?

    Do the head lights stay with the truck when you drop the plow off, or is this a Uni-mount?
  3. Flem

    Flem Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Everything except the plow stays on the truck (pump, lights, mount, ect.). The joystick is cable and has electric to it. On the Western site in the literature, I believe the call it a conventional plow bracket. I just know them as the "old style". lol
  4. tmcbroo

    tmcbroo Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    i have the same question?
  5. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    western stopped making the conventional style (lights,pump, etc stays on truck - only plow blade is removed) and went to the unimount (lights, pump, and blade all come off together as a unit) in 1994. you should look up what year plow frames fit you 96 dodge. it may be that 91-97 dodge's share the same mounts (i have no idea - i'm not a dodge guy). if thats the case, then western made the conventional frame from 91-93 that will fit you truck.

    the western website will tell you what year ranges their plow frames fit. just keep your fingers crossed that what fits your 96 also fits a pre 94 dodge. the next step is finding the frame, and thats the hard part.

    or you can always find a conventional western frame from any truck and modify it to fit yours with some cutting and welding.