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Would you put an 8' Fisher on a Chevy 1500?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by beatle78, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    It seems like there are way more used 8' fisher plows for sale as compared to 7.5' ones.

    Would you put an 8' Fisher (717 lbs) on a '03 Silverado K1500 w/ Timbrens?

    The 7.5' HD fisher is 630 lbs.

    The mounts are ~60 lbs.

    Total weight for 7.5' HD fisher = 690lbs
    Total weight for 8.0' HD fisher = 777lbs

    Difference of 87 lbs between the two.

  2. LTL

    LTL Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    I would say no, it's just to much for a 1500 front end. But you could get heavier torsion bars and call it good. Durability will suffer with commercial plowing.
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I agree it's just to much weight.
  4. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    ok. thanks guys. I plan on keeping the same torsion bars, so I'll keep hunting for a 7.5'
  5. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    does it have to be a fisher? i see 7.5 westerns all the time for sale.
  6. scitown

    scitown Senior Member
    Messages: 422

  7. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Well, I already have all the truck side installed from Fishstik to pushplates. Everyone around here has Fisher's so the parts are readily available at all the local parts stores.

    Well, I would like to find a used dealer that will take a mint condition 6'9" Fisher MM1 and some cash in on a trade.