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Help deciding plow type

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by deere615, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    I have a Chevy 2003 silverado 4x4 4.8 V8 is this an ok truck for plowing. I wont have many accounts next winter probably 1 commercial account and a few residential accounts. My truck has a snow plow prep package(stronger front springs, bigger alternator etc.) What would be the best plow? I was leaning towards Western and Meyer. Any opinions or ideas?
  2. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Central NY
    Messages: 1,582

    The best thing I could tell you is to ask around your area for the supplier with the best service. We have vendors here that sell all brands, but we have a local guy that will drop what he's doing, whether its 3 in the afternoon or 3 in the morning to come and fix your plow problem. He could sell any brand out there, and I'd still buy from him! Luckily, I haven't had any major issues, but I know of one pump that got changed at 3 in the morning this winter. Saved a bunch of down time, kept the guy going, and kept his customers happy!
    That said, I have a Western Pro Ultra Mount, and I love it!
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I swear by fisher plows myself
  4. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,785

    it would certainly help to know if yoru truck is a 1500 or 2500 HD. i run meyers, they are perfect except the pumps are fairly weak. i have a spare pump for 2 plows. if you have a 1500, fishers may be a bit heavy for it but not bad plows. go for the best deal and how close your dealers are.
  5. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    i would assume he has a 1500 because of the 4.8, but i dont think you can get a snow plow prep on a half ton truck, so im confused. Id look at the blizzard 760 for a 1500. I ran one this past year with zero problems on about 20 residentials and 5 commercials accounts. The plow weighs like 550lbs so it saves a few pounds over most other companies.
  6. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

  7. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    Thats good too know I always heard bad things about Meyers but I always liked them. There are some Meyer dealers around me, I'll check them out. And yes it is a 1500 sorry
  8. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    Like grassmanak said, I don't think you can get a snow plow prep on a half ton.:confused:

    I have a Boss V that I've been very happy with, but it's too heavy for a half ton. I had a Meyer 7 1/2 ft. straight blade that I used on 2 different trucks, and I had 0 problems with it. Dealer support is and working hours are very important, or at least know of a hydraulic/hose shop that will get you running if you're to break down.

    You should be able to get a descent deal on a plow this time of the year.
  9. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    you will need timbrens, dont worry about cranking up your torsion bars, its not needed, it just leeds to other problems. i would look into the blizzard, mainly because of the weight issue.
  10. Rizzo

    Rizzo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 305

    Yes, you can get snow plow prep packages on 1/2 ton trucks...

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