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1994-1997 F250's

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by OhioPlower, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    What do you guys think of these trucks for plow trucks? Im thinking about buying one so I can have another truck out plowing this winter. How well would one of these F250's hold up?
     
  2. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    avoid the 250.Get a 350 with the straight front axle,we have a 96 power stroke.I like that truck better then my 2005 f350
     
  3. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    I havent had too much luck finding a 94-97 F350 SRW regular cab for a reasonable price. I have found some 1999 F250's for a reasonable price. The 99 F250's have a straight axle like the F350's right?
     
  4. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Isnt the 99's the newer body style also?
     
  5. hesko1

    hesko1 Member
    Messages: 45

    94-97 f-250

    Beware of the exhaust manifolds on on those years your lucky to get 10,000 miles before they crack and have to replace them, if your plowing with it !
     
  6. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    UNLESS you wash them off after ever storm.Mine have been fine on all my trucks,my buddies well thats a different story.They are getting about 40K miles out of a set
     
  7. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    yes 99 is the newer body style
     
  8. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 468

    stay away from the F250's. go with the straight axle for plowing. We have a 95 and 97 250 we have converted them to 350 front ends.
     
  9. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    The engine will hold up well. Just take care of it and you will love it.
     
  10. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    Any truck will last fine if taken care of.My 84 f250 still has its original font axel and even with an 8.5 footer ,it does fine after 20 years of plowing use.And it doesnt have a strait axel.
     
  11. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Don't the 85.5 and later 250's with diesel have the straight axle? I didn't think the D50 had a high enough weight rating for the powerstroke
     
  12. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    nope twin traction beams all the way to 97
     
  13. lawnboy30

    lawnboy30 Member
    Messages: 53

    F250

    All F250's from 1999 on have a solid front axle. No independent axles.
     
  14. Got Diesel?

    Got Diesel? Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Used to Plow with my 97 F-250 Diesel, had a 810 Blizzard mounted on it, wouldn't recommend doing this, plowed with it as a back up for 1 year... ball joints were installed in the spring. If you plan on going with a smaller straight blade I think they are a great truck over all. They don't have the harsh ride quality as the F-350 if you plan on actually driving it your self. I all fairness I would recomend a add-a-leaf kit for the front to bring to front up that is how mine was set up.
    Happy Plowing:waving:
    Attached Pic of truck before the plow

    Test 1.JPG
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2005