Off topic--snowplowing with 1500 series

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TritonProperty, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. TritonProperty

    TritonProperty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Has anyone succesfully used a dodge ram 1500 for residential driveways?
     
  2. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    Older ones, yes. Ate a wheel bearing on a 97 at around 80,000 miles but overall not too bad. We have an '08 shortbed that may be getting a plow this season---the light trucks don't do too bad because you put smaller, lighter plows on them. We have diesel trucks with 8ft and 9ft blades on them that are just as prone to front end issues as a 1500 with a light duty 7.5ft straight blade.
     
  3. TritonProperty

    TritonProperty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    My dodge is a 2002. Is there anything that I can do to the truck to make it more suitable and reliable as a plow truck?
     
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 6

    Do a search on plowsite.com and you'll find lots of info.
     
  5. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 683

    Put a set of timbrens up front to help the front end sag. I see lots of 1/2 tons plowing around here. Id pick flat shorter drives over steep longer ones.
    good luck.....:usflag:
     

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