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7.6 or 8?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Bosoxfan4, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Bosoxfan4

    Bosoxfan4 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 14

    Getting a Western Pro Plus Poly on my 2005 F250 this Wednesdy. I am scheduled to get the 7.6. Is it better to get the 7.6 or 8' plow on it? I only do three driveways and my shop. Also, on my original sticker it says i have the Snow Plow Package. Does anyone know exaclty what that consists of?It was only $85 so it cant be much. Thanks
  2. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    I would think it meant the truck is setup for a plow. Doing that little work, I would go with the 7'6..
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    It's just a fan clutch IIRC.

    Definitely go with the 8 footer, at least.
  4. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    At least an 8. 7.6 is not wide enough for that truck, or any truck IMO
  5. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,037

    I would go 8' or 8'6". The wider the plow, the better the resale, IMO.
  6. STEVE F 350

    STEVE F 350 Member
    Messages: 48

    gas or diesel..? almost the same.for a few hundred $ more i would get the 8'+.you
    never know someone might ask you to do more since you have a plow..

    Front Springs:
    FGAWR (lb)--Part #

    To determine what springs are on the truck, look at the door sticker for the FGAWR rating of the truck. The snowplow package is a 1-up spring,which means if a non-snowplow-equipped truck was built with 5,200-pounds FGAWR, and it needs to have a snowplow installed, the 5,600-pound springs (-ADB) would be required. The 6,500- and 7,000-pound springs are used with the F-450 and F-550 trucks. The F-250 and F-350 axle is only rated to 6,000 pounds.

    Additional Diesel Parts:

    *High-output alternator (140 amp)* PN 6C3Z-10346-BA * Not needed if already equipped with dual alternators
    *Fan Clutch (PN 4C3Z-8A616-SA) required to prevent vehicle from overheating at highway speeds with plow installed.

    For those interested in updating their early production '05 Super Duty, factory service action (FSA) 05B27 was established to replace the 5R110 automatic transmission low-reverse snap-ring for use with snowplow-equipped vehicles. This fix, currently in production for vehicles built after January, 14, 2005--January, 12, 2005 for diesels--was put in place to prevent low-reverse snap-ring failures due to the heavy Reverse-to-Drive transmission cycling exhibited during snow-plowing. Any customer considering these retrofits on a truck built between Job #1 and January, 14, 2005--January, 12, 2005 for diesels--should contact their dealer to schedule the fix. Total shop time is 5.4 to 7 hours before being used to plow snow but may escalate to 12.4 hours in the shop, minus a potentially lengthy parts acquisition duration, if ignored. Also, the technical service bulletins (TSB) for the fan clutch and the alternator are 05-23-15 and 05-5-7, respectively.
  7. spring ratio???

    STEVE F 350

    I got a question I just bought a 1997 F 250 HD with a 7.6 unimout poly and you peaked my intrest om the spring thing. I went and looked in my door for the MFG tag and it says for the front 3308 and the rear is rated 6084 and the total says 8600 ??? I am Ok I want to upgrade to new western wideout 8.0 or 8.6 which ever it isI just don't want to be miss lead om my believes. HELP thanks:confused:
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2009
  8. turb0diesel

    turb0diesel Senior Member
    Messages: 181

    you can get the 7.6 for the drive ways
    and buy wings to use at your shop
  9. Bosoxfan4

    Bosoxfan4 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 14

    They told me I can only get the wings on the pro plus for an extra 900 so I said forget it. I used my friends plow this past storm and it worked good with the 8 foot so I'm prolly gonna get that

  10. Bosoxfan4 to help you out a little bitt buyers make pw22 pro wings for about 199.00and ther is a guy out your way whom make his own called danger wings JERRE'S SERVES 1-814 898-2171 If thats any help for about 550.00 THANX:drinkup::dizzy: ALSO THERE IS APLACE DOWN HERE OUT SIDE OF CHI TOWN WITH A CATOLOG (cpw0 -central parts wharehouse 1-800 -761-1700 western .myer.boss.fisher andsnow dog parts and service
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2009
  11. STEVE F 350

    STEVE F 350 Member
    Messages: 48

    here is westerns link

  12. thanx eveyone on here has been real helpfulxysport:drinkup:
  13. NCat496

    NCat496 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Dont quote me on this but i am pretty sure if you are talking about a Pro Plus they dont come in anything smaller than 8' and you can only get it in steel. The pro plow you can get in poly or 7'6". From expierence I had a 7'6" on my truck and it was too small and I ended up upgrading to a 8'6" MVP Poly. What a difference 1 foot makes when straight blading.
  14. NCat496

    NCat496 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Nevermind I should have looked at Westerns website before I opened my mouth because the pro plus does come in 7'6". But on the site it does say that the weight difference is only 16#. Pro Plus 7'6" 789# and Pro Plus 8' 805#. Definatly go with the 8'
  15. turb0diesel

    turb0diesel Senior Member
    Messages: 181

    I would never EVER pay $900 for wings
    I`ve seen buyers wings go for about $175 + shipping on ebay
  16. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I don't think he was talking about Buyers wings.
  17. mikepeer

    mikepeer Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 13

    you should be able to get western wings for the pro plus for under $500....someones gettin rich at $900
  18. 33yearsinsnow

    33yearsinsnow Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 111

    thats right list price on the Western
    Pro Plus wings is $570.00 so some one is getting rich at $900.00
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2009
  19. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Definitely 8 footer, at least. 8.5 would be much better.
  20. gtstang462002

    gtstang462002 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    I made a ton of money on that recall, I could knock them out start to finish in less than an hour and a half on a 4WD diesel. The gas took a little longer because I had to wait on the catalytic converters to cool off before I could handle them.