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Old 10-17-2014, 10:21 PM
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Default Western Plow on my dodge ram 1500

IM buying a 6ft 8" Western plow tomorrow for my Ram 1500 quad cab 4wd, just do to driveways nothing major. I live in the country and when i have my driveway plowed its covered again in 1 hour. So anyhow is there anything i need to get for my truck to be proactive?

Im not plowing sears parking lots or nothing like that and its a pretty much a small plow unless i add some wings. But anyhow just checking if i need anything.
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I don't know much but I do know that your suspension and frame must be able to take the punishment of raising and lowering the plow let alone pushing snow. Remember to keep your plow speeds low and the deeper the snow the more forces act on your suspension and plow. That's probably why most companies plow when the snow gets around 2". 4WD is good but your truck still needs to be weighted right to push snow and have traction. I hope this helped some. I plowed a lot of city streets and city lots in my time and speed and mass are critical along with a good plow setup. Enjoy the journey! Lou.
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i wouldn't put a p;ow on a 1500, but thats me. better off getting a good snow blower if your only doing a couple driveways.
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