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8' pro plus western

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by ramrod98, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. ramrod98

    ramrod98 Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 44

    just ordered a 2011 f250 xl. I figured a pro plus would be ok on it but am not totally sure as of the western site. they want to know the front weight and the back weight to look up a plow. I saw the same truck at a different dealers that had the contractor plow on it---so assume it would be ok for the one i ordered. the only thing i can tell you is that is has a gross weight of 10,000. Any feedback on this would be appreciaated. also my truck will have 245/17 tires on it instead of 265/17 all terain when it comes in.
     
  2. BlueWing

    BlueWing Member
    Messages: 34

    You will not have any problems with that plow for your new truck.
    You are going to be sitting in high cotton with a new truck and a new plow!!!
     
  3. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 676

    It will be fine regardless of what western says.
     
  4. ramrod98

    ramrod98 Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 44

    wondering if i will need to install timbrenss or anything wwith this truck or not ? Will it support the plow without this extra help ?
     
  5. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 676

    Yes it will support it without Timbrens.
     
  6. ramrod98

    ramrod98 Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 44

    thanks for your help . I just waanted to make sure all was well as i ordered the western plow at the same time today when I ordered the truck . got the plow for 4283.00 instaalling myself. another 350 if they install it. I needed to cut costs wherever possible as these trucks are outrageous in price. i am ttrading my dodge ram aand am aable to keep the fisher plow that is on it. New trucck/new plow ! Going to sell my fisher mm1 7.5
     
  7. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,552

    The western will be fine on that truck, but I'd go as wide as you can, 8.5' minimum on a 3/4 ton. Thumbs Up
     
  8. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 676

    Installation is no big deal. Saving the 350 will help and you will have a much better understanding and will do a better job most likely. There is alot of help and info on this site if you need it.
     
  9. ramrod98

    ramrod98 Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 44

    I ordered an 8' plow as that is what was originally quoted in the pro plow version. i upgraded it today when finally making the purchase of the truck to a pro plus version(contractor grade). i hope this wasn't a mistake now that your saying 8.5 ! I plowed with a 7.5 fisher on my 2000 dodge 1500 and it worked great. figured the 8' on the 3/4 ton was fine.
     
  10. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 676

    It really depends on what you are plowing.
     
  11. ramrod98

    ramrod98 Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 44

    I plow between 20-25 driveways
     
  12. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 676

    For driveways and small lots,7'6" or 8' is great! Anything bigger and it gets tight on some driveways.
     
  13. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,552

    Not when the mirrors are wider than the plow... Heck, what do I know, my 8611lp's aren't big enough and my 810 seems downright small... :nod:
     
  14. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 676

    Your better off hitting something with a mirror than a plow.
     
  15. FLC2004

    FLC2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Good luck with your new setup. That plow will be fine on that truck. I feel you on the price, i'm getting into a '11 350 CC, they are outragous compared to prices a couple years ago when I bought my 250 brand new but they're a whole lot more truck now which bigger is definately better in this case. If you realize down the road you went to small or are getting into bigger lots you can always add the wings Thumbs Up
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011