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8 FT plow on 1 ton dually dump?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PORTER 05, Dec 12, 2009.

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  1. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey got a 2001 GMC 3500 1 ton dually dump. Was wondering if i could get away with putting a 8 FT fisher MM on that thing instead of the 8.5FT. I have a chance to get a 8FT fisher maybe for cheap so was just sking if anyone has run that size plow on that size truck? Just wondering also if the rear tires will drive over the windrow? I measured the outer rear wheels and they are not 8 FT accross.

  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    You may want to go onto plowsite for that and you may want to get a plow bigger than 8'.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    with a truck like that i would go for a bigger plow. youll be able to push more and be done faster
  4. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,612

    When you angle the plow, it will clear a path smaller than 8 feet, and the back tires will be on snow. And you will have problems on sharp curves.
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    As I think about it a little more, I would recommend getting a plow that is at least 8'6, but a 9 footer would probably be ideal for a 3500 dually.
  6. wrtenterprises

    wrtenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    You will be packing down the snow when you make sharp turns, as the plow will not cover your rear wheels. I had the same issue a few years back. Go with a 9' plow if you can. Don't get me wrong, an 8' plow will work, but i doubt you will be happy with the results....
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    What's it got to do with Lawn Mowing?
  8. triadpm

    triadpm LawnSite Member
    from md
    Messages: 79

    Make or buy some wings
  9. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,684

    9 foot on a dually is most common iv found.
  10. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
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