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95 F-Superduty Plow size

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Diesel_brad, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    I am looking to put a plow on my 95 F-superduty(F450) this season.

    What are your suggestions on a width of a plow to cover the width of the truck when angled?
    I was thinking a 8.5' but not sure if that will be wide enough. My biggest concern is getting too wide of a plow and not fitting places. I mostly do driveways


    Also, I want a ultra mount. What isolation module would work for my truck. I already have the truck side mount
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,475

    well if the drive isn't wider than your truck your not going to be able to plow it...

    you need a plow that as you say wide enough to clear a path for the truck.

    so a 9.Xft minimum or a 10ft plow.

    if width is a issue for residential drives maybe a jeep is a better choice for a plow rig than a f450
     
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  3. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,950

    If driveways were my primary jobs. That truck would not be my first choice. Without the wheel base, I'd guess a 9 ft.
     
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  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,475

    i believe it's fender to fender.95.5" = 7' 11.5"
     
  5. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    I will be using the truck in question because that is what I have
     
  6. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,950

    What kind of body on it, short bed, or long bed? You do not want to be constantly driving in the snow rows as your plowing.
     
  7. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    So, it's a single rear wheel right? You should be able to use a 7-1/2' if you don't want to be any wider than you have to be. When I punch it in Quickmatch (1995, FORD, F-SUPERDUTY, 4x2 drive train, 10000 minimum GVWR, and HB5 headlamp type), it comes up with 7-1/2' Midweight, and clear up to a Wideout, and everything in between.
    They wouldn't recommend 7.5 if it wouldn't clear the tires.
     
  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,475

    7.5 is to narrow the snow will spill back under his wheels.
    Get wings or a 8.5 foot plow.

    This is not just a off the cuff reply but experience talking.
     
  9. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,950

    I've never seen a F450 with single rear wheels. But ya never know.
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,475

    Yea, a 9ft plow would be a better choice than the 8ft.
     
  11. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    remember this is 1995 he's talking about... not the 99+ Super Duty's that you are probably thinking of. The only thing that comes up in quickmatch is this:
     

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  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,475

    image.jpg 1995 f450

    To bridge the gap between the pickup line and the much larger medium-duty F-650/F-750, Ford introduced the F-450 and F-550 variants of the Super Duty; with an available GVWR from 17,950-19,500 lbs, it pushes the Super Duty into the Class 5 truck market. Available only as a chassis cab for commercial upfitters, both versions were fitted with dual rear wheels.

    95" divided by 12 = 7'9"
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016
  13. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    thanks, that's cool. DieselBrad, is your truck a dually? If so you'd need at least and 8-1/2' blade.
     
  14. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    F450, as he says in his first post, has to be a dually...it would be pointless as a SRW.

    If your drives are too tight for a big plow it's going to be hell in that truck anyway and your plow size probably won't be the issue. I'd get the bigger plow and maybe you can pick up some commercial and eventually get a smaller truck for your residentials. Believe me, I understand having to use what you have. Just know it's not the best tool for the job.

    What happened to the smaller truck in your picture?
     
  15. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    The ranger will loose the plow this fall due to it getting a 4 cyl cummins engine.

    the F-superduty is a Dually, 161" WB, I pack tool box and a 8' flatbed.

    I would love to find a 8.5' prow pow and get some easily removable wings
     
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