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Which Sno-way plow for my 2007 Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by BruceLyon, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. BruceLyon

    BruceLyon Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Hi, I 'm a newbie with a "new to me" 2007 Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4, and I wonder who else has experience with mounting a Sno-way on this truck...and which Sno-way I should put on it? I will be doing mostly residential driveways, and want to preserve the truck for my pizza catering business....so, I like the idea of the lighter weight, "light commercial" 26 series plow, but have been advised to go with the heavier 29HD....anyone else have specific experience with this truck and Sno-way plows?

    Thanks, Bruce Lyon
  2. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    I am sure Basher will see and respond and have found him to offer the best all around advise, especially about Sno way. But, as I have used 24 series Sno way's for years on residential snow removal, your use of a 26 series would be fine. Great plows and easy on the truck. The down pressure will provide only what a much heavier plow would provide for scraping. Also ask about there poly edge. I have converted all my plows to this, even on my larger plows on commercial lots.
  3. superdog1

    superdog1 Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    OK, Bruce, I have to ask? How does one start and run a "pizza catering business" :confused: I have seen many things done for an extra $ in the off season, but doing the food thing along with snow plowing is a new one, LOl
    Don't get me wrong, people do like their pizza (as do I), but I am wondering how you would cater an entire event with just pizza? Are you doing weddings too?
  4. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    I thank the 26 with lexan moldbord would work for you and your truck. Go to there site and look at the weight between the two.
    my 24d is around 400lbs. And basher should see this and chim in and for ploy edge I dont know.

    I love my Z
  5. BruceLyon

    BruceLyon Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Thanks Gents, Basher has been very helpful, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of these rigs. If I lived closer to his biz, I'd just go buy from him and have his shop install it, but I also want to work with a shop in my 'hood, so that I can get quick service when I break it in a storm...My quandry is coming down to how my truck is defined...all my docs call it a quad cab, and the mega cab is how Dodge difines the newer, larger cab truck in the new generation trucks...The Sno-way site says a 26 series should go on a 1500 pickup, and a 29 series should go on a Mega Cab...I'm gonna call Basher after Christmas. Thanks again for your help.

    Superdog1: Check out my web site at www.VictoriasWoodFiredPizza.com . The Neapolitan Pizza business is my primary biz, and I am starting the plow biz to have an income stream during my off months. My moblie kitchen/oven-trailer is about 7,000 pounds, and this truck handles it beautifully, (unlike my 12 year old Tahoe). Best, B
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    When it comes to SnoWay, do whatever Basher advises.
  7. BruceLyon

    BruceLyon Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Thanks Dog Napper...They used to call me that, till I got married. I love your truck description. Happy Holidays.
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    29HD series without a doubt. There's no 26 series mount for that truck anyway, making the correct (per the manufacture) choice obvious anyway.
  9. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    This ^^^^^^ right here shows intelligence. Now, follow his recommendation.

    This ^^^^^^^^ should make it a really easy decision for you.
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Take your vin number to the dealer and have him tell you if it is a Mega cab or a 1500 crew cab.

    or register it here


    and find out
  11. BruceLyon

    BruceLyon Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    The Bottom Line:
    Thanks to y'all for your insight...I thought some of you might want to get the bottom line.
    My generation 1500 Ram truck ran, I beleive from 2003 to 2009.
    In 2006, they introdiced the Mega-Cab. It is called a 1500, but is NOT like the others. The Mega cab, because, it was such a small production run, was "commonized" with the 2500 trucks, and was built on a 3/4 ton chassis...and as such is designated by Sno-way to mount the 29HD plow. The Quad Cab is not quite as big as the mega cab, and is built on a 1/2 ton chassis, so it, like the standard cabs is designated to mount only the 26 series plows. I hope this is of value to some of you, and thank you all for your help. Best, Bruce Lyon
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

  13. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    simple way of telling...do you have 8 lug nuts on your wheels or 5? If you only have 5, your truck is a true quad cab 1500, if you have 8 than its a megacab.
  14. BruceLyon

    BruceLyon Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Thanks Jt....wish I had that advice a few weeks ago...I went through two dealerships, Chrysler Corp, then finally the "Body Builder's Group" in Detroit to learn the differntiation. Thanks again.