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Who plows with a duramax and a blizzard?

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by maelawncare, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Well im looking for a new truck. And i have to upgrade to another diesel from my v10. I love my v10, but i miss my diesel.

    I have been trying to find a decent 7.3 but there are none in sight. I dont want to run dodge, cause their prices are through the roof right now.

    So i am thinking of switching over to chevy. I really like the look of the 04+ trucks, but i am worried about the weight of a 810 and the duramax. I have heard a lot of people having problems, with the suspension and with the frame. And i dont want to get into a new truck just to have problems with it down the road. I am looking at a 06 3500 crew cab dulley.

    Any input? Any pics?
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    GMC Driver runs a few Blizzard on Gm's, including an 8611lp on a crew cab Dmax. You could PM him.
  3. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    I have an 810 on my Dmax. It's a regular cab dump.
  4. Q101ATFD

    Q101ATFD Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    For what it's worth, the crew cab dually is the heaviest (unladen) setup that you can get. The factory FAW on that truck is right around 4,000lb - and the FAWR is 4,800lb. My extended cab/short bed SRW Duramax weighs in right around 5,300lb, on the front, with the 810 and that's with the salt spreader and a skid of salt in the bed. Timbrens help mitigate the extra weight very well. I would not run the setup without Timbrens.
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    I have an 07 X cab 3500 with Utility body, spreader and this yr running the 8611 low pro.
    Truck does fine, I did add the Air over blistien shicks tho
  6. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 498

    I run an 05 3500 dump dmax with an lp. I have timbrens and crank the tbars. No problems yet.
  7. blizzardsnow

    blizzardsnow Member
    Messages: 83

    Great Combo

    Run an 810PP on an '05 DMAX 3500
    Run an 860SW on an '02 DMAX 2500HD

    Both are crew cab long beds. A set of timbrens in the front is all you need. Absolutley love the Blizzard/Dmax/Allison combo
  8. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Thanks for the replys guys.

    I was going to go with a 3500 drw, but looks like im gonna stick with a srw.

    Think a 2500 dmax cc will hold a 810 ok?
  9. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    I don't personally own one. But a friend of mine has a 01 Chevy 2500hd d-max. With the 810 power plow. And he just leaves the torsion bars cranked up, no timberins. The truck doesn't even sag 2". He loves the set up.
  10. BD Exteriors

    BD Exteriors Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    the only problem with the duramax and allison is that your reverse speed is super slow. You redline everytime
  11. zukofsu

    zukofsu Junior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 5


    I have the 810 on my 04 cc srw duramax with timbrens in the front. The plow is awesome and I have another on my c4500.

    My other trucks have western and meyer plows and cannot touch the blizzard. I ordered the handheld controller for my plow as the old "box" was my only complaint. The blizzard is the only plow that can come close to my bobcats with pusher boxes (productivity).

    Good Luck!


  12. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,782

    '07 Duramax SRW c/w aluminum dump and 860 speed wing, western (DD) spreader, with Timbrens, air bags in back. Happy so far.

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