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Been looking at getting a snow plow for 2 years now, finally saved enough money to pay for a good portion of one. The question is what are the cons front end, trannie? The truck is my dd i have plowed before but never owned my own. My bosses never told me about problems with their truck. Just want some insight on what i might be getting myself into!
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If you run it yourself and know what you are doing plowing isn't that bad, I have a fisher minute mount on mine and it's all my family has run for years with no problems, never had any truck issues either from the plow, I even have stock ball joints at 100k


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I have a Western 8.5' pro plow with the ultra-mount. Easiest on and off plow I've ever used. Most of the time I have a Hansen snow blower on the mount instead of the plow.

I've found that I'm a lot easier on the plowing when it's in my own truck than I ever was with a work truck. When I'm plowing I lock the hubs, but that's about it. Haven't had any plow related problems yet, but I only have one season on this truck so far. Time will tell...

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My buddy's 6.0 has a Boss plow on it. No issues plowing so far. He changes the tranny fluid and filter a few times a winter. He also changes the oil and filters every 3k. Seems to do the trick because he hasn't had any plowing related issues. He also runs high idle when waiting in the yard.
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So as long as im not out abusing it it should work out best for me with the amount of accounts i have got now without having the plow.
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We run meyer plows on everything we have. We run 4 trucks for doing our accounts and u always have the chance of something breaking or going wrong. the motors have solenoids on them that can go out. over the many years we have been plowing i think we have cracked one a frame of the plow and it was hit HARD. No damage to any of the vehicles. 2 years ago we had a hydraulic line get pinched. Plowing is our income for the winter so we basically have a whole wall of meyer parts because we need to have it in the emergency of something breaking. for cons, i would say wear and tear on your vehicle is the worst. Rust because your in the salt when its being put down. We havent kept a truck past 80,000 miles so im not sure on the long lasting effects

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Around our area we dont salt our roads city puts down sand and state puts down a liquid de-icer so thats a big plus.
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Any recommendations for brand and type of anow plow. And I also have a four inch lift will this effect me?
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