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85 dodge w150

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by zak406, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. zak406

    zak406 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hey guys I dont come on here much, but I am looking for a plow for my truck perferibly used. Can this truck handle a plow without any upgrades? If not what kind of upgrades are we looking at? Im just looking for a truck to do driveways and maybe teh occasional small lot. Any info would be appreciated! I poosted a picture of the truck in question

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  2. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Sure plow away. Shouldnt need to do anything depending on how big of blade you use. Maybe heavier front leaf springs :confused:
     
  3. wva

    wva Member
    Messages: 78

    hi i have a 79 i run stp 7'6 meyer with no upgrade needed plows like a beast
     
  4. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    dont but a huge plow on it and you should be good to go good luck
     
  5. fordsuvparts

    fordsuvparts Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    dodge plow

    Hell yes it can, they are great plow trucks, I just put a much heavier shock in the front.

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  6. RangerDogg

    RangerDogg Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 201

    My dad had a 87 short bed with a fisher 7'6" on it with a 4 lift it plowed great just carb problems
     
  7. MrPLow2011

    MrPLow2011 Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 276

    Yeah really cant go heavier than 7.6ft. Only issue will be finding the frame mount.

    And I had a 87w150 with a 318 what a great plow truck
     
  8. Big Boss Man

    Big Boss Man Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 14

    8'2 v-xt , and the mount, is nla from boss 008.jpg

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  9. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    nice truck big boss!!!!
     
  10. Big Boss Man

    Big Boss Man Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 14

    Thank you!Thumbs Up
     
  11. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    i like the grilles from those years better i wanted to switch mine but the headlights are placed different so i couldnt. are those strobes on your fenders? is it a 250 or 350? 360 motor?
     
  12. Big Boss Man

    Big Boss Man Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 14

    It's only a 150, 318 with a edelbrock intake and 600 holley, that really woke it up, 2 barrel was a joke, yes there's a 4 lite strobe on the corners along with the double flash on the roof, but the best part is, as we all know old mopars weren't the best in the charging dept. but I fixed that, mopar big frame 100amp in original mount and a 200amp! leece-neville where the smog pump went with dual batts. direct wired to alternators dodge 002.jpg

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  13. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,596

    The old W series trucks are great for pushing under a budget. They will never die and will out push many of the newer independent front end trucks. The only soft spot is the wiring and body undercareage. In time they will melt away .... Usually before the drive line gets tired!!!

    As for blades anything will do.... Just remember to keep it simple and as light as possible. A friend of mine has an older 3 pin sno way on his 93. Great truck combination, many years of service ....
     
  14. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    woahhhh sounds like alot of plow for a halfton haha
     
  15. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    i put 2 batteries on mine too but my original alternators still going once it dies ill upgrade it
     
  16. Big Boss Man

    Big Boss Man Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 14

    I've actually had a 9' 2" V on it, a buddies 1 ton gmc's 6.5 took a dump and of course couldn't be wreckered with the plow, so I went and got it, handled it fine, I must confess though I've got 3/4 ton springs;)
     
  17. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,596

    You can run a big truck battery on the factory tray. This will really wake up the plow WRT speed and amp draw. I would run a V too on a sprung W150 !! ;)

    My old w350 was 13 500lb on the quarry scale once. Silly part was it was only just on the rear helpers and still rode level.