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Anybody ever successfully mount a western on a F250 w/4" lift??

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by axl, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. axl

    axl Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    Here I thought I had my mind made up on what plow to buy and didnt even think about the fact that i have a 4" lift on my truck. I know that will affect the attack angle of the plow or whether i can even get the plow on the truck!
  2. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I have a Western pro plus on my super duty with 4.5" of lift and I can still hook it up with ease.
  3. 33yearsinsnow

    33yearsinsnow Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 111

    If you are looking at a Western Ultramount it will not be a problem. If you will be having a dealer do the install just let them know ahead of time that you have a 4" lift kit. If you are doing the install yourself then you will want to put the mount on the truck first and measure the distance to the ground. Put the plow together paying attention to installing the A-frame. It has 4 configuration points and you want to be sure to installing this part based upon the hitch height.
  4. kron35s

    kron35s Junior Member
    from va
    Messages: 14

    You shouldnt have a problem at all. I have a 9ft pro plus on my 2005 f-250. You just have to use blocks under the stands when you disconnect it, other than it'll work fine.
  5. axl

    axl Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    I appreciate the feedback guys, I called Equipment specialists and they seem to think it wont work. I was looking at putting the Wideout on and told them what I wanted to do and the tech said 4" lift is too high for western????
  6. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    the only problem you will have is the feet arn't long enough. I just put a 2x6 under the feet giving it an extra 1 1/2 and set the a-frame in the bottom hole and you will be just fine. Just install the truck side yourself and let them put the plow side together and tell them to put it in the bottom hole and go pick it up. Trust me it will work. I will take pics of my plow side and post them it works.
  7. axl

    axl Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    my biggest concern is what may happen to the attack angle of the plow when it hits the ground. Right now the truck had an arctic plow on it and when the blade is lowered the cutting edge is at a 90 degree angle with the pavement due to the fact that it drops from so "high"...any thoughts on that?
  8. caddytruck89

    caddytruck89 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    The westerns are very forgiving. While i don't have a ford, i do have a chevy lifted 7.5 inches. There is alot of adjustment when configuring the pivot plates. Go for it!! plow bigger the rest!!!!!!!!
  9. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    The last hole is configured at 19" from the truck side any higher then that and you will change the angle of attack. Like I said I have 4.5" on my Super Duty and they set it up wrong and now that I have it in the last hole my a-frame is level with the ground.
  10. Shop's Lawn

    Shop's Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    I have a 2001 F-250 with a 4" lift. IT will be just fine with no problems at all. Mine is not even set at the bottom hole and no problems. I say do-it!
  11. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    everyone beat me to it...ive got 2.5" of lift with my proplus. no problem what so ever and i wouldnt expect a 4" would be any different! good luck and show us pics when you get it done!
  12. 79bronco

    79bronco Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    It shouldn't be a problem so long as the plow is built in the right position. I put them on trucks like that all day. If its to high you can also fab drop brackets for the receivers. And theres no reason for the feet to be an issue unless they are pinned wrong.

    What year is the truck? I can get you bottom of the frame measurements if i know the year. That way you will know whats needed ahead of time.