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dodge dump

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grade, Mar 13, 2001.

  1. grade

    grade LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 34

    I have a 1986 dodge dump two wheel drive wondering if i can put snow plow on it
  2. allabout

    allabout LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I have a 95 dodge 2 wheel drive dump w/ 8 ft. western.you need lot,s of weight and good tires this truck works with a 99 Q cab 4x4. The dump does big open flat lots NO docks NO hills You will need big battery.high output alt. & TRANS COOLER is a must.
  3. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    Grade - I plow with a 2wd GMC dually myself, everything allabout says is true. You can do it, just make sure that what you have in mind for the truck is within it's limits.

    One other consideration may be the plow mount. I custom built everything for mine, I'm not sure if anything is readily available to bolt right onto your '86. There may be a bit of custom fab work required.
  4. grade

    grade LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 34

    thanks for the help i called a dealer and he said their was no factory made set up for 2wd dodge i think i'm gonna have to go custom 0r buy 4x4
  5. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    Going with a 4x4 is the more expensive way to go, but depending on the sort of plowing you have in mind it may be the best decision. One thing to keep in mind is: Will the 4x4 be able to make money for you when it isn't "snow season"?

    In my case, I put the plow on my 2wd because I know several places that use 2wd 1 tons for plowing and they work fine for them, I had the truck already and I weld/custom fab for a living: making my own mounts was no problem at all.

  6. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    I have seen meyers western and fisher on 80s dodge 1 tons

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