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1984 ford f-350

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by 1977ford250, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. 1977ford250

    1977ford250 Junior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 6

    Hi. i am looking to buy a 1984 f-350 dump with a 2 yr old western plow with 64000 miles. The problem is is that the truck is only 2wd. i was wondering if with a sander in the back do you think i could plow residential drives in 2wd. thanks for any help
     
  2. wildbro 1

    wildbro 1 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    yes you can as long is there isnt a huge incline to go up or down my buddy plows with a 2 wheel drive dually that sits really close to the ground in the front weight in the box is your best chance
     
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    You can get away with it but there are draw backs to it.
    Use the search function on the gray line above.
    Search: Plowing with a 2 wheel drive - ect.
    There will be hours of reading on it.
    With a dump and weight you can do it. Chains on the tires with a heavy snow and doing it smart will go a long way. You just have to know the trucks limitations.
     
  4. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Be careful back dragging when it's deep and wet. I got stuck twice this year doing that in four wheel drive. Also the a$$ end is going to want to walk over on you. If your along side a ditch or something could be trouble. Always run chains. I had a chance to get a similar rig free this year, I turned it down I think it would be more trouble than it's worth.
     
  5. vinnys

    vinnys Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Search this in New York Craigs list. 86 FORD F350 4X4 DUMP- PLOW- SANDER 67K ORG. MILES - $7500 (SHIRLEY)
     
  6. vinnys

    vinnys Senior Member
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  7. vinnys

    vinnys Senior Member
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  8. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    I couldnt use our 85 ford dump to do drives. Parking lots were fine but in driveways just spinning tires unless it's only 2-3 inches and a flat driveway. Can't get away with chains around here. And it's a stick which suck azz plowing