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1990 Dually

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by chcav1218, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    I was looking at a 1990 Dually Diesel with a flat bed. I was thinkin this would be a good truck to put a spreader on and contract with the state. The only problem is it has rear wheel drive, but the truck is a steal AND it has a new tranny. I think the weight of the spreader and sand, along with some good snow tires would keep this thing goin. Does anyone run a spreader rig like this with 2WD? How has it worked out for you?
     
  2. winged1dur

    winged1dur Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    I actually used to own an F350 DRW . It was a RWD with a 460 gas engine and an auto trans.Believe it or not it was pretty good in the snow. You shouldn't have too much trouble with two tons of ballast and good snow tires (studded would be ideal),as long as you are on level ground.
    The more important question is: Will it meet the specs Mass.Highway has for their needs? Maybe you can get some info on the Mass Highway website or ask some of the guys who plow for the state. Good luck
     
  3. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    I know one member here own 1 F350 and 1 F450 2wd with diesel. No problem but they have weight on it.

    Hope they check this. Sent pm to them.
     
  4. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    well it probably wouldnt be getting a blade either, i doubt it would push much
     
  5. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    they push great, if you have good tires on them. the bigger thing is, i doubt the state will hire a small truck like that. most states use large single axle trucks that will hold 5-7 ton of salt/sand, and hire tandem axle sander trucks. a F350 with a sander will only carry around 1/2 to 3/4 ton of salt/sand. you will go through that in no time. a tandem will carry 15-18 tons.
     
  6. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i used a 91 last year and several years before that and it worked great....there was one time when we had 1" of ice a my chains came in very handy....fyi if you use this truck, invest into a set of chains just in case!!!
     
  7. kgt37

    kgt37 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    mass highway wont take any one ton spreaders, only 10 wheelers or tri axles
     
  8. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Thanks kgt37 for dragging up this old thread I missed this one back in Jan

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  9. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390



    you are talking about a 1 ton truck. add a 1,000 lb sander, and you will only be able to put 1/2 or 3/4 ton of material in it before you are overweight.
     
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    A "1 ton" truck usually has a little more payload than 1 ton:rolleyes:
     
  11. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    true. but a 90 F350 2 wheel drive dual rear wheel diesel will have a gvwr of around 12,000lbs. the truck weight is gonna be around 9,000-10,000lbs with flatbed body on it.
    throw in a 1,000 lb sander, and you will be overweight with t ton of material in it.

    my 88 superduty diesel 4X4 conversion will only legally Carry 1 ton
     
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    OK, if you say so :rolleyes:
     
  13. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    our 1991 f 350 with 12' flat bed only weighs 8500lbs...
     
  14. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    I have to agree... I dont see many people following rules :rolleyes:
     
  15. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    you love old posts
     
  16. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Haha. Well Im always looking around and stumble on some interesting posts.