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Plow install help needed!!

jrblawncare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Kentucky
I have a western uni-mount system # 60120 6'6" it is 3 years old that sits on a '87 Dodge Dakota, my plan is to install it on my '94 Dodge 3/4 ton truck.I was told today that this would not work,that the 6'6" plow was to small for the big Dodge..when the plow is turned it would not push the snow that was in front of the wheels because the wheel base is larger,He said I need to go with a 7'6" blade,Do you agree with this??? it will cost me about 800.00 more than I thought.
 
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snow

Guest
not to offend you, but why would you want to put a plow from a little truck onto a 3/4 ton truck? when that plow is angled, it'll be around 5'6". that's not enough to clear the wheelbase. i'd look into a 7'6" or an 8', look around in the classified ads for a used one if you don't want to spend a lot.

bryan
 

diggerman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Iowa
It all depends are you using this truck for parking lots or sidewalks?This would make a great side walk machine, you wouldn't have the trouble with those pesky spots where your tires tracked down the snow,you should be able to just straddle the walk.

In all seriousness I had this plow on a S10 blazer and the width is the least of your problems,this blade nor the number of trip springs are heavy enough for that truck.$800 is nothing if you fold this plow up into a little ball,try to sell the plow, lots of home owners love those things.Advertise it in the acreage section of your local paperit should sell.So in conclusion DO NOT PUT THIS PLOW ON THAT TRUCK,scrap prices are not that good right now.Have a Merry Christmas.
 
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jrblawncare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Kentucky
Thanks guys,The only reason I even considered doing this is the whole Western system the way it sits is FREE to me from a family member up north,I just have to go get it!!Many parts from the system I can use...So now I guess I have to send a little more to make it right,still can't beat the price...
 
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jrblawncare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Kentucky
I tried to edit but was to late..If you have any other Ideas or suggestion for me please feel free to add them..I will be making the swich in 2 weeks and I guess I will go with the 7'6" blade..Tanks again John
 

Lazer

LawnSite Bronze Member
I would buy a least an 8' if your aquiring a new plow.

Our larger pick-ups all have 9' or larger plows on them.

You talking about only a few lbs. more and a few $ more.

I come from the school of doing anything to increase productivity.
 
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