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Can I put a Blizzard 860SW on a '09 F-150?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by maxikark, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. maxikark

    maxikark Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Can I put a Blizzard 860SW on a '09 F-150? I currently have a poly Arctic 7.5' on my '04 Dodge Ram 1500. The Arctic curb weight is only 60lbs lighter than the 860SW. I know that Blizzard recommends the F-250 but can I modify the F-150 to handle the 860. I only plow 1 large lot that takes about 4 hours and some friends and family driveways. Also I wanted to get the Super Crew cab but Ford doesn't offer the plow prep package on the Super Crew. Any insight on these issues would be appreciated.
     
  2. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    No way would I do it, and I overdo stuff. An 8'6" plow is way to big for any F150. 88-98 GM half ton I'd try, but not a that. I'm not Ford bashing by any means, but it's a fact that the new F150's aren't very stout. Std's and midweights are all that's recommended on them and nothing on a crew. It would put a toll on front end parts that's for sure.
     
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    x2 on the 88-98 thing. Throw some 1 ton bars on it, add the frame gussets and I'd hang an 860sw or an 8.2v on my truck no problem. With a few turns in the bars mine barelly notices my 7.6 western pro with reinforced pro wings on it. (800lbs roughly).
     
  4. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Even with bigger bars and gussets that F150 would eat through hubs like no ones business, not to mention ball joints ;)
     
  5. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    One tons don`t use torsion bars they are coil spring.
     
  6. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    No way, 812 lbs. plus the undercarriage!!! I have an 860 sw on a 07 reg cab f-350 and I know it's there. I'm running it to help save my frontend on a 1 ton. My last 350 with an 810 chewed up the frontend real fast ( figured saving weight couldn't hurt) The 860sw is 170 lbs. heavier than the 760sw. I would beef up the frontend of a 1/2 even with the 760. The 860 also uses the heavy push bean so I don't think you could even get a mount for the 1/2 ton. I know you could custom make one but that would add more weight !!! I think a 760 sw would make the f-150 a great plow truck. I love my wifes 06 150 and have thought about putting one on as a backup for the many times my 350 is at the dealer !!!

    Good luck , shaun
     
  7. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    No way ,812 lbs. plus the undercarriage!!! I have an 860 sw on a 07 reg cab f-350 and I know it's there. I'm running it to help save my frontend on a 1 ton. The 860sw is 170 lbs. heavier than the 760sw. I would beef up the frontend of a 1/2 even with the 760. The 860 also uses the heavy push bean so I don't think you could even get a mount for the 1/2 ton. I know you could custom make one but that would add more weight !!! I think a 760 sw would make the f-150 a great plow truck. I love my wifes 06 150 and have thought about putting one on as a backup for the many times my 350 is at the dealer !!!

    Good luck , shaun
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009
  8. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    I dont think 60 lbs. is gonna make or break a truck..... but maby a ford LOL
    Id put it on my chevy's without thinking twice
     
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Got-h2o and I are talking about the Chevy trucks which still use ifs. Not the ford stuff.
     
  10. maxikark

    maxikark Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks for the input guys. Will be looking at the 3/4 to be on the safe side.