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7.6 blizzard on f250

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by wannabeplowing, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. wannabeplowing

    wannabeplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    I am looking at buying a truck and it just happens to come with a 7.6 blizzard plow. The truck is a 96 f250 SRW. I was just wondering if I did decide to use the plow and got the proper insurance would that plow be "big" enough or would it not be wide enought to clear a path the entire width of the truck? The guy only used it to plow his driveway so I was wondering if this plow would work or if an 8 footer would be better?
     
  2. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    I'm sure it would work, it'd probably just clear enough to clear the wheelbase.

    The plow on my truck, (a 7 and a half-footer) barely clears the width of the wheelbase,.so I know what you mean.

    If I could, I'd update my truck with a bigger plow once I got 'er running.
     
  3. wannabeplowing

    wannabeplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    yeah I'm just worried about it not clearing the wheelbase. If I am able to get it and seriously consider doing some plowing I might look to upgrade it to an 8 footer.
     
  4. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    If ya get enough business or places to plow, I'd definatly upgrade to a bigger plow.

    Again, I wish I could...mine's just so dang old I don't think I'll find a bigger plow.
     
  5. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    7'6" would work just fine it will just seem tiny. The smallest plow ive used is an 8' and that seems small to me. I learned to plow with a 9'6" V plow so i guess anything under 9' seems small. If you do upgrade plows I would go bigger than 8' I would go 8'6" or 9'. Ive never come across a situation where a 9' plow is too big.
     
  6. wannabeplowing

    wannabeplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Ok so the 7'6" would work fine, but if I was to really get into plowing upgrading to a bigger plow would be a good idea? That is kind of what I was thinking but wanted to check with the experts first.
     
  7. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    What you could do is plow one winter with the 7'6" blade and if you feel the need to go bigger than upgrade. A lot of guys plow commercially with 7'6" blades but you know what they say "time is money".
     
  8. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    If you get enough work to need the bigger plow I would upgrade...other wise the 7'6" plow will work just fine!
     
  9. wannabeplowing

    wannabeplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Thanks for all of the good advice. If I can make this truck work (aka get financing) I will stick with the 7'6" since I would be new to the plowing thing, so maybe a smaller blade would be good for starters. I am thinking of sub contracting to start since I don't have much plow experience and then possibly go independent at some point in time and adding mowing in the summer.
     
  10. rfed32

    rfed32 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    i will just clear the wheel base but it will be fine...i mean its on there no need to go bigger, make some money this year and then sell that blizzard and get a western lol 8'-8'6''
     
  11. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    With the indepent front end the older F-250 have. You defently want the 7.6 for weight. Otherwise you will be rebuilding the front end every year or having it snap in half.