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2008 F350 2wd dually with Boss 8'6 plow

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by bayfish, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. bayfish

    bayfish Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Problem is ground clearance of plow bracket. Any advice for increasing clearance because it hits when approaching uneven surfaces even with the plow off!
    Truck has a 6.4 PSD and landscape dump bed, single cab. I just bought the truck and had the plow installed. The way it is now, I don't think I can plow with it.
    HELP!
     
  2. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Thats really odd? Throw some pics up for us....
     
  3. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    There honestly is nothing you can do, a 4x2 1 ton is fairly low in the front end from the factory...

    There may be some suspension lift you can put in it but I don't know what is available for a 2wd truck
     
  4. bayfish

    bayfish Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I have seen the State Highway Dept. plowing with these 2wd 1 tons for years and didn't think it would be a problem, but it may be the design of the bracket also. I'll take some pics today and post them.
    I did look at the Timbrens web site and they did have some spacer kits for 2wd 1 tons that I'll check out.
     
  5. bayfish

    bayfish Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Here are some pics of the new F350 and the other plow trucks.

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  6. bayfish

    bayfish Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    A few more.

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  7. TommyMac

    TommyMac Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    First of all, nice trucks.....Second, how much friggin ground clearence do you need, measure it I bet you got a good 6+ "
     
  8. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    real nice trucks. id say either a suspenion lift, or another style plow...ultramount maybe. what is that an rt3?
     
  9. bayfish

    bayfish Junior Member
    Messages: 28


    Thanks,

    No 6". It measures at 4.5" ground clearance without the plow. It scrapes going in or out of a parking lot now without the plow on it. Maybe a 2" to 3" lift is all I need.
     
  10. bayfish

    bayfish Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    The plow closest is a Super Duty 8'6", the other is 8' Super Duty.
     
  11. TommyMac

    TommyMac Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    I take it thats it's a Boss or Western plow set-up
     
  12. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    And that is why I am not a Boss fan......
     
  13. TommyMac

    TommyMac Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Quiet...:laughing:...You'll be shot, I'll take a Fisher please in my unprofessional opinion
     
  14. sbrennan007

    sbrennan007 Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    What spring codes do you have in the front there. You could go up a spring code or two and possibly level that out nice.

    I know this is a 4X4, but this is mine with F550 7000# springs:
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  15. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Thats what I like. I dont have one. I have a curtis cause it came with my truck. And I like mine. But if I were to go out and buy one it would be a fisher cause they seem to have the mount figured out.
     
  16. bayfish

    bayfish Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    It is a Boss.
     
  17. schmol

    schmol Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    For sure get the stiffest springs Ford offers and install them, should help with the sag out front. The Boss mount however is also adding to your problem, it really hangs super low compared to others.
     
  18. TommyMac

    TommyMac Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Idont know what to tell ya....I always ran Fishers & loved them, never had a ground clearence problem or anything go bad in the middle of a storm that I didnt see coming....Either way you have a real nice truck & will love it, it will be a friggin tank, believe me......It's good to see other 2wd dually's out there moving snow :drinkup:
     
  19. bayfish

    bayfish Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    It'll do fine if I can get her lifted a couple inches. The part of Md. I'm in is flat as a pancake, and between the Chesepeake and the Atlantic, so we get little snow and what we get is wet, heavy, slop. If we get 8" in one event, it's a major deal. I like the snow plow ads where the truck is plowing with a huge spray of snow blowing over the cab. Doesn't happen that way here. Here, it tends to start as a mix, change to snow, and back to a mix, then freezes.

    My other option is a 2005 F250 4x4 crew, not shown in the pics, but I may move the plow to that truck if the bracket will fit.
     
  20. bayfish

    bayfish Junior Member
    Messages: 28


    Nice truck. What model year is it?
    Is that a dually? Can't tell from the side?