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Ballast??

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by M&A Property Maintenance, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. M&A Property Maintenance

    M&A Property Maintenance Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    How much ballast do I need for a 2003 F250 super duty? I have a 8' Fisher X-Blade. thanks in advance
     
  2. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Click on the Fisher link at the top of the page. They offer "ematch" , After answering all the questions about your truck, it will offer plow choices. Pick your plow then it will give you all part #s for plow and how much ballast you will need.
     
  3. M&A Property Maintenance

    M&A Property Maintenance Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    thanks lawnmedic, 450 lbs wesport
     
  4. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    MFiggs, it depends on what type of cab set up, and what engine you have. 450 seems light. Last year I put in 700lbs, and this year I will do atleast that. The plow alone weighs around 850lbs. You are trying to balance that out. 450 is only half of that....
     
  5. M&A Property Maintenance

    M&A Property Maintenance Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    I have the super cab with a 6'8" bed. i put all that info into the e-match on the fisher web site and they said 450
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2006
  6. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    That sounds a little shy. Give it a shot, and if its too light, put some more in. Good luck!
     
  7. M&A Property Maintenance

    M&A Property Maintenance Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    i thought it was a little light too, i'll probabally end up putting around 700 in there
     
  8. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    The more the merrier