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01 F250 V10 supercrew cab with long bed it great for plow?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Milwaukee, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    We are plan replace our 01 F250 with new 2010 F250 in May

    But Dealer refused buy our F250 for $2,500. Well we decide keep 01 F250 for work like plow snow.


    I am not sure if our F250 would be good idea for plow since turn radius is poor.


    Would Meyer 8'6 straight plow is enough or need bigger? 9' plow? We could get Boss but cost $1,200 extra.

    Spec on this
    F250 XLT HD
    supercrew cab with long bed
    V10 6.8L it have 270,000 miles it slightly burn oil if you floor on gas pedal much.
    gear in axle is 3.73


    I know it will be awesome plow truck but not sure how hard to plow in small area.
     
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Put the niner on it and get plowing Mil . :drinkup:
     
  3. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Forgot that it don't have snowplow package on this one but it have Heavy duty tow package.


    Boss Dealer check front spring on axle and they are rated hold 4,000 pounds. Is that ok? I would put 2,000 pounds in bed for traction.
     
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    No problemo
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    At almost 300,000 miles does it really matter what goes on it now?
     
  6. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180


    Engine is tired from tow 13,000 pounds 5 wheel camper which is 35 foot long. Those miles were by tow camper on hilly road.

    Transmission is original it still work great expect when it get hot it longer to shift. It been do that for few years.
     
  7. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Go easy with the old girl Mil...
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Never mine,it will just get deleted!:nod:
     
  9. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    It tough truck. Should last to 500,000 miles before body ROT.


    I measure front tires both side. 8'6 plow would be ok but 9' plow would be better.


    How could anyone drive in city with 9' plow without fear hit cars.
     
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Just angle it and you will be fine.
     
  11. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Why not wait until 2011 when the Scorpion Diesel engine gets into production.
     
  12. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180


    You need get my Dad go with diesel. I try but he yell NO DIESEL vehicle in my house. He say he rather have V10 over diesel because cost to maintenance and reliable.
     
  13. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    The truck will push a 9' plow with no problems but with that many miles and a tranny acting up I would sure have a back-up plan for if and when the truck dies.
     
  14. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    I agree with you.

    We would have Bronco for that and I can borrow 97 F250 from my work.
     
  15. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    my 8'6 is scary driving on a full angle!!! i couldnt imagine a 9 footer!