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Advice on snow plow i bought

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Rangers recover, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Rangers recover

    Rangers recover Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    well i bought a snowdogg 9'6 v plow and i have a 2009 ford f350 gasser v10 and was wondering if y0u guys think ill be ok? i was going over snowdoggs site for plow selector says i need nothing. just want some advice on what you guys think. is it to much to big or ill be fine????



    shawn



    fyi i know i messed up on spelling of the title
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2015
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    Should be fine. Add your ballest and go.
     
  3. Rangers recover

    Rangers recover Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I have a minuteman lift its a tow truck pickup used for report. So it has about 1200 lbs in rear of truck
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    That should be enough.
    If you wanted to beef up the charging system that wouldn't be a bad idea
     
  5. Rangers recover

    Rangers recover Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    How so what would you do
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    Do a search for "the big 3".
    I can elaborate better later
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    some tips.
    biggest battey that you can put in. might have to take some measurements just to be sure
    biggest alt you can get/afford. there are a few companys that make bigger alts, however you need to look at output at idle or just above idle......thats the important fact to look for
    last is bigger wire. alt output to the batt, and a direct ground to the alt.
    i did 2g on all the trucks at work, and on my personal.
    and check all the factory grounds, might be a good idea to add a few for grinns.
     
  8. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Werd. Good advice.
    Might want to look into new springs if it sags more than 1-1/2 inch when you lift the plow. Or maybe air bags.
     
  9. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,017

    I've got the same plow on a 2500 (look at my sig pic). I added timbrens in the front. And as dieselss stated above, bigger or second battery, an alt that puts out a good 220 amps. You'll know if you need it if your headlights dim when operating the plow.
     
  10. Rangers recover

    Rangers recover Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Wow awesome advice everyone. Thanks so much well atlesst Sunday or Saturday ill be doing my own little 3 wire thingy I forgot name hey barley how much does yours sag sorry harley
     
  11. Rangers recover

    Rangers recover Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Did you do anythingbut the timbrens i have 5600 coils now
     
  12. Rangers recover

    Rangers recover Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Buswell I see your a fan of gassers also nice shows the power pushing with the v plow
     
  13. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,017

    About an inch. Nothing but Timbrens in the front.
     
  14. Rangers recover

    Rangers recover Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    how much do those run also what size coils in front do youo have?
     
  15. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,017

    Timbrens are only a couple of hundred bucks and easy to install. I don't know what size coils I've got. They're whatever stock are. FAWR is 5,500.
     
  16. Rangers recover

    Rangers recover Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Well she was installed and picked up today ,seen a small problem so far I have to transport the plow not in full v because it scrapesnif i hit a bump any ideas??
     
  17. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,500

    That's common on big Vee's. Just go to /\ and bump to scoop.
     
  18. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    That is normal for some people, I put mine in V and give the scoop button two quick taps to bring it back out a bit just in case.
     
  19. Rangers recover

    Rangers recover Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I cent stop playing I hook it up to disconnect it no cars were repossed last night from playing
     
  20. Rangers recover

    Rangers recover Junior Member
    Messages: 25

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