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Which blade to buy for my Chevy?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by DuramaxPowered, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. DuramaxPowered

    DuramaxPowered Member
    Messages: 86

    I'm going to get a blade installed onto my 2002 chevy 2500hd duramax/allison crew cab shortbed 4x4. I want to do driveways,parking lots, and a county airport. What do you recommend? v blade or straigght? What brand and how big? My front axle is 4670#. I'm not sure how much weight it can handle. I heard alot of different things. Can you steer me straight? Thanks
  2. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,559

    If you are in a tight areas, a v-plow may be better. You have to decied if it worth the extra$$. I have a 8' straight blade on my truck and have had great luck with it. Now, since you have a diesel I would go up to a 9' WESTERN pro if you could. At minimum a 8'2" v-plow just to cover the front end in the V position. As far as brands go...get something that will have parts and warranty work close to you, you don't want to drive 2 hours in a snowstorm for a part "just because I wanted a XXXXXX plow" Hope this helps:waving:
  3. ratlover

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

    first see the post about no plows for a duramax recently posted

    Second A blizzard 810 or a fisher or western V. JMO

    You are going to have to run a **** ton of ballast behind the rear wheels

    When you say 4670# front end you mean thats what it weights right? I didnt think a duramax came with a front end other than the 4800# FAWR
  4. DuramaxPowered

    DuramaxPowered Member
    Messages: 86

    4670# front end axle rating is what is on the sticker on the door.