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98 Ford F250 XLT advice on plows

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by soundnstyl, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. soundnstyl

    soundnstyl Member
    Messages: 46

  2. bullettooth81

    bullettooth81 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    IMO those plows aren't worth the money. You'd be better off finding a good used plow.
     
  3. soundnstyl

    soundnstyl Member
    Messages: 46

    thanks. i actually concur. but its so confusing buying used... so many parts, so many different brands and i dont know what fits what...
     
  4. bullettooth81

    bullettooth81 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Just about any plow will work as long as you have the right mounts/wiring, which you'll probably end up having to buy anyway, unless you are lucky enough to find one that has everything for your pickup.

    There are good used plows out there, just takes a little looking. My current plow is a 2007 BOSS that I picked up after two light years of plowing in IA, for less than 1/2 price of new and was mechanically sound, just a little rusty.

    They are out there!
    Good luck.
     
  5. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Not unless you want to get out of the truck every time you have to do something with the plow. :laughing:

    What a joke that thing is.

    If you are serious about plowing, just go get a decent plow. I would suggest an 8' 2" Boss flattop V. They are relatively in-expensive new or used, hold up really well, and are just an all around well built plow for the price, weight, and features. You will find that you V function is the greatest thing since sliced bread when doing driveways.

    BTW, could we get some details on your truck? 4x4 or no, what engine, what size cab/bed, regular 250 or light duty, what? We need some details before we can help you.
     
  6. soundnstyl

    soundnstyl Member
    Messages: 46

    thanks for the input. i was looking to spend somewhere <$1600 for something... truck is an 98 F250 reg cab. 8' bed regular duty. 4x4. V8. not sure if its the 4.6 or 5.8L. i am pretty sure its the larger one.
     
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    read the different plow brand forums and posts....you will get a TON of info about plows there.
    Happy Reading
     
  8. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    I would up your price a bit and still look for an 8', 2" Boss V.
     
  9. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    you either have the 4.6 or the 5.4, they did not put the 5.8 in the 98s they stopped in 97 with the OBS
     
  10. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    This brings me to my next point, His truck is a light duty F-250. Basically a heavy duty F-150, it cant hold the weight of an 8',2" Boss V. I would recomend a 7.5' plow thats as big as you want to go with your truck but do yourself a favor and get a real plow not that little dinky one
     
  11. soundnstyl

    soundnstyl Member
    Messages: 46

    Snowman... a setup on ur 250... what would something like that cost? used i mean... perhaps an ave price. thanks for your insight by the way...

    Thanks Pinky and Hydro!
     
  12. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Search criagslist you can usually find a complete plow set up for around $1500-$2000, as mentioned before you might have to buy the correct wiring for your truck
     
  13. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

  14. soundnstyl

    soundnstyl Member
    Messages: 46

    ah poop... its gone already... what was the link about?
     
  15. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    7.5ft Fisher plow for I think it was $600
     
  16. soundnstyl

    soundnstyl Member
    Messages: 46

    ok... just bought this... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280559630529&autorefresh=true

    I measured my mounting bolts, and it seems that my mounts need to be narrower than what is in this auction. I was going to just take a drill press and drill out the holes needed. also to reinforce the plate i was going to weld another one on top of this... what do ya'll think? will it work? or shoudl i just go buy the right mount?
     
  17. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    you are going to have to modify that mount big time. the frame on an 88 and a 98 are nothing alike. If i had my truck ( its at the paint shop getting painted :D) I would take a picture of the mount. When I get the truck back I will be sure to take pictures for you if you want, that way you can fab up a mount that will work for your truck. how ever my plow is a meyers and yours is a western it will still give you some ideas
     
  18. soundnstyl

    soundnstyl Member
    Messages: 46

    Would be great if you could do that! thanks!
     
  19. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    will do, I wont have the truck back for atleast another 2 weeks tho unfortunatly :cry: