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whats a good setup for me?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by junior496, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. junior496

    junior496 Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 2

    i have a 1/2 ton sierra with a 5.3 vortec. what would be the ideal plow for me to do commercial, or should i trade it in on a 3/4 ton HD
  2. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    What year is the truck? And if you plan on doing alot of commercial plowing, I would recommend a 3/4 ton. Alot depends on the year, and other factors such as extended cab or regular cab, etc.;)
  3. junior496

    junior496 Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 2

    its an 01 with extended cab
  4. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Any 8 foot plow will do fine.

    Understand....that goes against the common thinking here but a 1/2 ton will do fine.

    Just add the same weight in ballast behind the rear wheel tubs as the entore plow unit weighs...or a little better. Sandbags.

    Is a 3/4 ton or 1 ton better?

  5. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    I plowed with a 8' Western on a 2003 1/2 ton. I loved it. Plow on my friend payup
  6. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Fisher installers will stay conservative for weights and often put 7.5's on a 1/2 ton, 8' and 8.5' plows on 3/4 tons. I see a lot of 8' Fishers on 1-ton pickups, and you'll see a lot of 1-ton Ford pickups, and why not? Heavier chassis to handle loads, and not much more expensive.

    All that being said, I ran 1/2 ton trucks for many years doing commercial level work, but it wears. Good luck, and let us know what you decide