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Anybody mount a weatern ultramount to a lifted ford

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by CG Services, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. CG Services

    CG Services Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Have a 99 f-250 4in lift wondering if I would have a problem with the extra height
     
  2. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I've seen plenty of leveled and 35s. Never seen one with a lift though. Most lifted trucks run boss around here
     
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,552

    3rd thread is 24 hrs on same question...
     
  4. MLG

    MLG Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 179

    Depends on how steep the A-Frame arms are when it's finally mounted. It should work fine, but you may find a tendency for the plow to 'wedge' itself into ice ledges, frozen snow and really hard-packed snow (and tripping the blade) more than it would if the arms are level to the ground. Might have to tighten the springs a little more. Could be some snow rolling penalty with wet snow, but overall, should be ok.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2015
  5. CG Services

    CG Services Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    okay thank you appreciate the answer
     
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,612

    Not only will it trip easer causing stress to the push frame.
    Over tighting the springs is not the answer.

    Also the edge will wear unevenly if the push beam is 2high or 2low
    When swing to the side, one corner will be on the ground and the other will be in tha air. This can also lead to bending the plow.. The only time the edge will be on the ground all the way across, is in the straight posisition.

    All this = poor performance and unnessary wear and tare .
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2015
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,552

    100% true and correct. The new (2001ish) western have a MIN of 13 and a MAX of 19inches.

    Not only will you have poor performance, but you will go thru hell putting plow on.

    Without a modified mount or plowside, ur asking for trouble.
     
  8. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    What's your receiver height at? You're leveled, correct?
     
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,552

    I'm right at 19, with 2½ lift. 33 in/factory tires.
     
  10. CG Services

    CG Services Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Didn't install mount yet just trying to get opinion now incase it's to high I have 24 in right now to bottom of bumper so many the mount will be around 19
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,552

    Few pics......

    IMG_20151129_135422143.jpg

    IMG_20151129_135356913_HDR.jpg

    IMG_20151129_135340803_HDR.jpg
     
  12. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2015
  13. CG Services

    CG Services Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks for the pics looks like the heights are close to mine
     
  14. CG Services

    CG Services Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Yes I saw those thank you but I think those might be to low then , guess I won't know till I try right . I'll post pics of the install and see how the heights work
     
  15. CG Services

    CG Services Junior Member
    Messages: 11

  16. immortal.ben

    immortal.ben Member
    Messages: 65

    My truck has about a 5.5" lift. No problems mounting the plow or posting snow.