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7.5 or 8.5 western v plow ??

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by ibavamarine, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. ibavamarine

    ibavamarine Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I am tossed up between a new 7.5 or 8.5 vplow for my 2000 ford f250 5.4 liter gas auto
    4x4 ext cab short bed pickup. The obvious differences I can see are about 70lbs in weight and about 200 dollars, besides this, what are any advantages or disadvantages of each and which would you go with?? I mainly do parking lots and some driveways, I do not plow highways or roads.
     
  2. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 676

    For the money you would be better off with the 8'6".
     
  3. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    When you are ready I got ya man hit me up
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    A 7.5 vee is nowhere near wide enough for an extended cab truck. They're barely wide enough for a regular cab in the vee position.
     
  5. ibavamarine

    ibavamarine Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    8.5 seems like the way to go .... does not having the 5600lb front end make that big of a difference? I do have leaf springs in the front and not coils...
     
  6. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    8.5. You will be thanking yourself after the first storm.
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Not enough of a difference to give up the width you'll wish you had if you purchase the 7.6 over the 8.6 only due weight differences. Which is little. Less than 60 lbs.
     
  8. Freedom Dave

    Freedom Dave Member
    Messages: 37

    I tossed and turned about that decision last year, I have 4 straight blades all 7'6" and said an 8'6" blade would be huge but omg its great - and if its just a little to wide you just "v' it in or out and its perfect. 8 1/2' all the way on a v blade