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1999 Ranger...

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by fortywinks, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. fortywinks

    fortywinks Member
    from NE OH
    Messages: 82

    Before hijacking the thread over plow choice here is the info I am asking. Looking at buying a 1999 Ranger 4X4 ext.cab 4.0 V-6 as a driveway truck and backup. Can I mount a 7.6 BOSS V-plow to this thing if I put timbrens in the front and some ballast in the rear? I'm looking for GVWR etc and am asking the experts (that's you guys). I'm familiar with BOSS therefore that's what I would prefer but nothing is an absolute. What do I need to really check over before buying this vehicle. I think it has about 96,000 miles. Thanks


    KB
     
  2. smoore45

    smoore45 Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Short answer....No. And this is coming from a guy that plows with an F150 commercially(some guys won't consider anything less than 3/4 ton truck for any plowing). I wouldn't go any heavier than the 7.6 Sport Duty Plow and that is pushing it for a Ranger. Boss also has a 7' version of the plow that is a little lighter.
     
  3. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    No way you could put a 7.6 V Plow on that truck. I know you think that timbrems andweight will help you. But there was a guy on site who put together a Chevy Colorado. His biggest issue was never having traction. So even if you could set up truck to hold weight. it couldnt push it. Your truck with just spin tires and go sideways

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=68615&highlight=Colorado
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2009
  4. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    7'6" V?? No. The sport duty 7'0"?? The BOSS select a plow shows the ext.cab with the 4.0 w/MANUAL transmission as able to hang it up front. If you are okay with being able to go outside Boss, then Snoway makes good plows for the Ranger, and maybe the Curtis home pro also.
     
  5. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    6.5 or 7 footer at most.
     
  6. fortywinks

    fortywinks Member
    from NE OH
    Messages: 82

    Thanks everybody...

    I'm always looking for angles and options. Right now its just me and one truck and I'm currently doing only resi's. After two years I'm getting itchy that I need a backup and/or ready to expand my business a little bit. A smaller truck for the drives is what I'm looking at and maybe using my 3/4 to try to get into some small commercial work. Thanks all.
     
  7. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    my brother has a 6.5 on his ranger. it sux!!!! it doesnt have the weight for any kind of snow! not even fluffy snow. he has to get a running start to plow anything with that. i think id prefer a four wheeler over that thing!!!.
     
  8. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    ...has he tried ballast?? The local school district has 2 reg. cab 4wd rangers with unimount 6'5"s on them, no problems at all.
     
  9. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    has a small hitch spreader in back, and around 3-450lbs of bag salt in back. he has the extended cab not sure if that matters. most of our white stuff is heavy lake effect. im sure u experience the same. maybe im just used to the heavy 7000lbs 250 not putting up much of a fuss.