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02 F350 non 4wd for plowing

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Shade Tree NJ, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Shade Tree NJ

    Shade Tree NJ Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    Looking at an 02 F350 mason dump. Great price, good looking truck just no 4wd! Curious if anyone uses one for plowing w/o the 4wd? Good, bad or just not worth putting plow on? thanks in advance
  2. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    As long as you plow smart and put a good load in the dump body you should have to problems with it. Just remember that its 2WD and plow accordingly. Its a good excuse to put a sander in the back!
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Use the search function on the gray line above here. Search: Plowing with a 2 wheel drive
    It should have hours of reading on it. Plowing with a dump can be done. You really have to be careful with where your at and what the surface is like. You can get in DEEP do-do if you just charge into the job.
  4. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I just plowed the blizzard we got, 15"+ with my 04 250 in 2 wheel the whole time, found out last min my 4wheel is not working, I just put brand new tires on it, and had 1/2 yard of washed concrete sand in the bed and it did wonder full. I was very surprised. So if you got some good set of rubber, and a good amount of weight in the bed you should be ok, just try not to get stuck in any larger berms, I did and had to shovel my way out. Other then that plowed and drove with no problem,
  5. Shade Tree NJ

    Shade Tree NJ Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    thanks for the info. I knew with the weight in the back I should be good, just wanted some real world opions! thanks