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10' western unimount too heavy for f550?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jasonz, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. jasonz

    jasonz Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Have two great deals on two 10 westerns for my f550s both diesel 2wd. A few people have told me these plows are too heavy for my trucks
  2. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,560

    I'm not an expert, but if I had a 550, I'd hang it and go!
  3. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    and then I would probably add wings also
  4. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Theres someone here with one on an F550, go for it.
  5. jasonz

    jasonz Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    I decided on 9's got a better deal and most agree that the 10s are a bit too heavy and with 2wd wouldn't be worth the extra weigh vs snow carrying capacity
  6. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    If it's a good deal on the plows I agree, hang and go!
  7. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Would have handled it fine. I ran an 02 F550 with a 10' Leo for a few years. It was 4wd and 7.3, moved massive amounts of snow.
  8. jasonz

    jasonz Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Im still picking up one of the 10's for my f750 so we will see how it hangs on the 550
  9. jasonz

    jasonz Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Picked up a 10' today for an awesome price

    also decided to go with two 9's for my 550's



  10. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,527

    We had a 10' HW on our 450 at work.
  11. BowTieDmax

    BowTieDmax Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    Got a full size 8611 on my 550 ( well its a 550 4x4 chassis with a chevy body and duramax/ allison). I would think that the blizzard is heavier. Truck could use better coil springs for the weight but it plowed lots and lots of snow in a few years.