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Old 09-18-2007, 12:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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stock snow plow on lifted truck

dont really know if this would be concidered tech

i got all the hardware from a snow plow off a 82 k30 i bought last year for the axles.

is it posible to use it on my 85 k5 blazer with 6inch suspention lift and 38 inch tires? anyone got any pictures of this kinda set up?
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Might take some creative enginnering, but it could work, you just need a lift kit for the snow plow. Take into account the additional leverage created.
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Might take some creative enginnering, but it could work, you just need a lift kit for the snow plow. Take into account the additional leverage created.
i'm thinking hes going to need a lowering kit for the plow. not a lift



and yes.. leverage is the debbil.. overbuild the shit outtah it.
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My Dodge has a 3 inch lift and went from stock tires to 35's. I had no issues plowing some serious snow last year. It all depends on your mounts. Mine have holes and I dropped them to the lowest setting.

Personally, swampers SUCK for plowing. IMHO

That's about 3 feet and there were drifts over 5.


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i miss snow

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Personally, swampers SUCK for plowing. IMHO
What tire are you running ?
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What tire are you running ?
Nitto terra grapplers. What people forget when they think of plowing and snow tires is, most of the snow is gone by the time the tires get there. So you need a tire that is good in some snow, but good on ice and slick concrete. The more sipes the better. I have plowed with swampers and BFG MT's and they both SUCKED compared to BFG AT's and the nitto's I have.

The guys I work for have tried about ever tire in the group of 7 trucks.

I also put 2 55 drums of water in the bed of my truck. Makes plowing wet deep snow SOOOO much easier.

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Personally, swampers SUCK for plowing. IMHO
come to think of it i should probably just take these things off for the winter, i got the tires that came with the k30. which are the tall skinny ones and are like brand new(265/something/16s). i dont think im gonna be doing any offroading this winter anyways.

i dont think this bracket is adjustable like someone said but i havent looked at it since i took it off.
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My first plow truck was my '78 Suburban with 4" lift and 35"s.. We setup the plow to work for that up to about 6" lift with 38"s... but then I did so well first year of plowing that I bought my SuperDuty and brand new Boss plow for the next season. Here's a couple pics....





We took the stock unimount and used some square tube and some flat bar to "lower" it. For that western the center of the main pin had to be 10.5" off the ground. That plow (8.5' Western Pro) was HEAVY for the suburban, but it worked fine for the year I used it.. and would probably have continued to work. I always made a point to transport the plow as little as possible. All of my work was within about 5 miles of where I stored my plow.

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Old 09-18-2007, 10:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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We took the stock unimount and used some square tube and some flat bar to "lower" it.
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what will happen if i dont do any modifications to it? i suck at welding. will the blade just be all stupidly angled down or will the whole set up be unusable? i dont plan on really doing whole parking lots, more or less just like my parents house, friends houses,etc
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what will happen if i dont do any modifications to it? i suck at welding. will the blade just be all stupidly angled down or will the whole set up be unusable? i dont plan on really doing whole parking lots, more or less just like my parents house, friends houses,etc
Really depends on what plow and not just the brand, it would also matter what model etc. Mine is a blizzard 810 power plow and honestly I think I could lift my truck up 12-14 inches and be fine. Because of the way my hooks up and works.

Currently my attachment points are about 10-12 inches off the ground. It hangs way down in the front of the truck. I don't have a good pic but this is the best I can do:



I have pulled to the end of my driveway and unhooked the plow at the back of my house. It's a 8 inch drop from where the truck is sitting. I drop and hook up just fine.
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Put it on now , and see if mod's are needed .
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Nitto terra grapplers.

I love my Terra Grapplers on my plow truck, same boat as you with trying BFG AT's BFG Muds and I like the Grapplers so far the best.
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what will happen if i dont do any modifications to it?
Ive seem guys with lift kits fold the plow up under the truck using the mounting point as a pivit point and the blade just folds up under the truck...
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My Western plow appears that it would handle some substantial lift without modification.
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On my Western and Boss plows if I lifted the truck without modifying the plow mount when the plow was at full angle the far end of the plow would be digging into the ground and the close end of the plow would be off the ground. I know a dude with a 2" leveling kit and 35"s and his cutting edge wears in a smile rather than even because of this.

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Old 09-19-2007, 04:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i forget what brand it is.. its the red one i think thats western.

yeah maybe ill go ahead and throw it on, cause you figure that dodge is probably about as tall as mine is going to be if i put the smaller tires on it. and like i said it would really only be for a few driveways here and there. so as long as its functional ill be happy. thanks for the help
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heres some pictures, its pretty beat up but it works, i figure ill get like $200 for it so i might as well just keep the dang thing







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At least it's an old chain one and you won't have to worry about the truck driving over it with that style of hookup.
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At least it's an old chain one and you won't have to worry about the truck driving over it with that style of hookup.
they dont use chain anymore? thats all i ever seen
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I believe that sub frame should be adjustable.




This is mine with a four inch lift.

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they dont use chain anymore? thats all i ever seen
Not the fancy ones! You are going to fall out of your chair when you see what the one I have does.

http://www.blizzardplows.com/products.power_plow.asp

Then click on Video's. In order to hook my plow up it takes about 30 seconds. 2 pins and 1 electrical connection.
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Great, they done went and pussified snowplows!
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Great, they done went and pussified snowplows!
Yeah, you think that until you have to move 950 pounds of steel in your driveway when someone borrowed your truck.
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Yeah, you think that until you have to move 950 pounds of steel in your driveway when someone borrowed your truck.
I'd figure it out, cause I ain't no poon!
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