Ground Clearance? - Snow Plow Forum - Let's Talk Snow Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 12-16-2004, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 3
Ground Clearance?

I am interested in purchasing a plow, but concerned about the ground clearance when the plow is not on as I use the pickup for off road hunting, etc. I have a 2002 Silverado 2500HD Duramax/Allison setup. This would be my first plow and am trying to learn as much as possible. Thank You
jimjmk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 12-16-2004, 09:13 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Des Moines, Ia
Posts: 7
I've got a 03 DA CC and have no problems with clearance.
jence is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 12-16-2004, 07:16 PM
Member
 
Ohiosnow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 192
Lightbulb ground clearance

My 2001- 2500HD has 10" under the lowest point of the plow frame
It makes a difference what size tires,if you turn the torsion bars up & if you chop the bottom of the sides off the Boss frame.
I bud of mine on a 2001 HD has 285-75-16, bars cranked 6 turns, with the side chopped & has 13" under the frame.
Another friend has stock tires 245-75-16 , no extra turns on the bars & didn't chop the side frame ends & only has 7.5"
So there is a difference in set-ups

38 yrs of plowing snow & still love it!

2009 Chevy 2500HD EXT Cab 4x4 6L Auto 4.10 with a 8'-BOSS XT
Ohiosnow is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 12-17-2004, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 3
Thank you for the great info. My PU has stock tires and I figure that 7.5 inches of ground clearance will not be enough. What do you mean by chopping the side frames?
jimjmk is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 12-17-2004, 09:09 AM
Member
 
Ohiosnow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 192
Quote:
What do you mean by chopping the side frames?
The plow frame that mounts on the truck has multiple holes on the sides & pushbeam for sitting proper height & there is extra that hangs down that can be cut-off. BOSS wants the pushbeam height at x"s as to keep the push frame level. But you can raise the pushbeam height about a 1" & it will work fine.

Quote:
I bud of mine on a 2001 HD has 285-75-16, bars cranked 6 turns, with the side chopped & has 13" under the frame.
I should note that he runs a 5/8"x 8" cutting edges not the stock 1/2"x 6" so he could get max ground clearance, this adds 2". I think this adds stress to the blade but he's been running it this way for 3 yrs. now. I'm pretty sure this would void the factory warranty.
And his push frame is 1.75" higher than recomended, all for more ground clearance.

38 yrs of plowing snow & still love it!

2009 Chevy 2500HD EXT Cab 4x4 6L Auto 4.10 with a 8'-BOSS XT
Ohiosnow is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 12-18-2004, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 3
Smile

Thanks for the great info. I appreciate it.
Jim
jimjmk is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 02-19-2005, 04:14 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: michigamme, michigan
Posts: 45
crank the torsion bars up and add 700# of ballast to the back. will have drop the plow on blocks cause it will never mount.
grizzlyadams73 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snow Plow Forum - Let's Talk Snow Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome