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2007 f-250 5.4 ?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Scenic Lawnscape, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    Does that truck.engine combo have enough power to be a good plow truck with a 8 foot straight blade?
     
  2. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    It have 4x4? what gear ratio? 4.10 then it would have plenty but it would run out traction.

    If you have 3.73 gear ratio it would have little trouble.

    Does it have extended cab?
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008
  3. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    it is one im looking at it does have the 4:10 and its a extended cab not the crew and 4x4
     
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790



    Doesn't matter what gear ratio.....It will push snow but will be a little under-powered in the really wet heavy stuff.....Use 4low if needed.

    It will have MORE problems with this ratio

    No such thing as a "super crew cab"......it is either a crew cab or an extended cab.
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    You will definitely be better off with the 4.10 for plowing or towing. I wouldn't even consider a 3.73 for plowing.
     
  6. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    Not even a problem. I had an 810 on my 03 reg. cab f-350 w/a 5.4. I will be he first to admit that truck was a dog but it never ran out of power plowing snow. I could push a full load of snow and still end up breaking traction ( full pallet in the bed) ever before running out of power. Yes I only use 4 high to plow ! The 07 has a 3-valve( tons more power) and the 5 speed auto wich is a huge difference over my old 03. My truck had a 3:73 and the weak motor so an 8' straight will not be an issue at all !!! Good Luck , shaun !!!
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Should I post a picture of my Ford with the 5.4 and how much snow it can push?:D
     
  8. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    I like pictures, lets see how much snow a 5.4 can push !!!
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Tim you don't look at these pictures!

    10-12-06 snow pixs 035 (Small) (Small) (Small).jpg

    10-12-06 snow pixs 037 (Small) (Small).jpg

    10-12-06 snow pixs 032 (Small) (Small) (Small) (Small).jpg
     
  10. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    As underpowered as they are, they can still push snow.
     
  11. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Lol....I will go ahead and ask when was that storm Grandpa? Those pic's are so new to me!:dizzy:
    [​IMG]
     
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    GV when are those picture from
     
  13. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Wow that have plenty power. what gear ratio? 4.10?


    How long you plow that? 1-3 hours?
     
  14. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    5.4L with 4.10 will be about like a V-10 with 3.73's. You will be fine, but I hope you like 9mpg at 70 mph. If your goin gas get a V-10 in the super duty's Your check book will thank you
     
  15. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    45 minutes Mill.
     
  16. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    But to me it look lot snow to push.

    Good job on that. What gear ratio on that?
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2008
  17. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    Absolutely!

    I have a 2004 250 with the 5.4, with an 8' straight blade. She has no problems pushing in 4wd. Make sure you have enough ballast, and you'll be fine! I've done both residential and commercial lots with my truck, with no problems.
     
  18. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i don't know what kind of tires you all are running to run out of power.......we have some halfton's with small V-8's and they run out of traction wayyyyyyy before they run out of power. (and mill before you ask i dont have a clue what the Frekin gear ratio is, :rolleyes:)

    most of our are deisel but with all the emision B/S i think GAS maybe the way to go from here on out :nod: or atleast till they get the deisel's getting better than 9mpg :dizzy: lol

    PJ
     
  19. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Gear in diff on rear and front axle.

    If you have low gear ratio mean no power but it roll faster but if you have high gear ratio it have more power.


    Let me ask why not you put 3.00 in GM 3500 HD you have? Let us know how it work. it would roll but engine work hard like it run out of power.


    let me know how 3.00 gear ratio work on GM 3500 HD.
     
  20. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    Our 08 durmax gets close to 20mpg