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advice for plow on 08 f150?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by 08f150, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. 08f150

    08f150 Member
    Messages: 33

    I have a 2008 F150 with the crew cab with the short bed. Been thinking about getting a plow just to do 4 driveways, not commercial. I know they don't recommend anything other than a suburbanite or homesteader. Does anybody have any experience with these? If in fact I do put one of these on will it severely screw up my truck?
    Any advice would be great, thanks!
    ~John
     
  2. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    used properly they wont hurt your truck. i would buy a snow way or other light plow.
    not a suburbanite or homesteader. we have nothing but problems with them.
     
  3. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

  4. 08f150

    08f150 Member
    Messages: 33

    Thanks for the advice...I was also looking at snoway, just wasnt sure exactly which one to get. Someone else I spoke to was hesitant to put the plow on a crew cab. Is it not recommended for some reason or does it just have to do with weight ratings? Thanks!
     
  5. Lil STX Ford

    Lil STX Ford Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    I got and 04 f150, added spacers for lift 2 1/2" and a set of timbrens on front, with a Curtis Trip Edge Approx weight 750lbs on nose with about 500Lbs on tail end... And works awesome for a 4.6, figured the bigger plow would be handy when it's time to trade trucks...

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  6. Captain

    Captain Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I have the 7' 4" Homesteader on my Ford Explorer. We just got our first storms this past weekend. I plowed my 17 driveway route 3 times. The plow worked great. I'm happy with it so far, we have another storm tomorrow, and then another coming on the weekend.
     
  7. slowhand11404

    slowhand11404 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I'm using a SnowDogg MD68 on my 06 F150 Supercrew - so far so good!!!!
     
  8. stecar

    stecar Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    O8F150---I am6 in northern NJ myself and I have a fischer homesteader for sale. If you want call me 201-602-4590
     
  9. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    7'6" fisher ld plow
    little bigger than the homesteader but not too big
     
  10. Sno-Way. It's light and if you go for the downpressure option, it's magic! I have one for my ranger and it's pretty cool.
     
  11. pelt35

    pelt35 Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    08 f-150?

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    Here are a coupla pics of my 08 with a 26 series Sno-Way w/dp and wireless remote. I LOVE IT!! I have no ballast in the truck in these pics , but I put 700# in the bed and it levels it out nice. If you can find one now you won't be sorry. Thanks Jack in WI

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  12. 08f150

    08f150 Member
    Messages: 33

    I'm leaning towards sno way, I really have only heard good about them. I'm tryin to find a slightly used one. The sno way rep reccomended a 26 series...I was looking on their website and I'm trying to figure out the difference between the 26 series and the MT. Is the 26 series with the 2 point mount?
    Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
     
  13. stangman35

    stangman35 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    The 26 series has the two pin system,very easy to hook up.
    If your gonna do driveways the downpressure is great for that,and is a sno-way only option.
    26 series weighs about 450lbs for the poly.
    This is the second 26 iv owned,had one on a dakota a few years ago.

    Mike
     
  14. ogdenflooring

    ogdenflooring Member
    Messages: 92

    f-150

    I put a Western Midweight Poly On my 06 F-150, super cab 5.4. Plow weighs only 540#, and the truck handles it just fine. Pushes snow easily, taking in consideration this is a light duty truck, and a standard duty plow, but not a "small plow". Everything you'd need for a handful of driveways or your company's lot. The UltraMount system is so easy.....a monkey can do it!!!

    www.westernplows.com/ultramount.asp

    You should check to see which manufacturers are distributed locally. (which parts are easier to get!!!)
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2009
  15. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    pelt35,

    you should put Timbrens on the front of that thing! Truck will ride more level and safer b/c the truck will not bounce/bottom out when you go over bumps. And it doesn't affect your ride quality when the plow is off.
     
  16. ghlkal

    ghlkal Member
    Messages: 83

    Pelt35 - great pics :nod:

    OP, I have a Sno-way 26 and it's a great plow for a light-duty truck.