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F-350 axle options

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by farmerkev, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    I have a 2005 f-350. It's a supercab short box so she's a stout little truck. But the front axle is only rated at 5200 pounds, the smallest of the three axle options. According to manufacturer specs I can only put a 7.5' plow on the front. Anybody out there running anything bigger with the same front axle gvw?
     
  2. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    Not recommended as advertised. But , it's been done . Breaks wear faster for one. Hubs definitely need upgrade . Coils if po$$ible
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,958

    Funny, have you checked the part numbers for the brake pads, rotors, and hubs on all axle ratings? Do that and get back to us.
     
  4. TerraScraper

    TerraScraper Member
    Messages: 40

    You should have a DANA 60 in there. That's pretty much the strongest axle you can get in a 350!! Buy the plow that will make you the most money in the least amount of time. I run an 8.5' extreme v with no issues ::knock on wood::

    Good luck with the new plow
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    Don't question him, he's also a mechanic.
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,958

    Really?...
     
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513



    250/350 SAME axle assembly from stud to stud. Only difference is the spring rate. PERIOD.
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    Well, he also claims he can gross $50k in 2 days from a 11.5 acre lot too.
     
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    Don't do it.
     
  10. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,244

    For '99 and newer......
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    Well the early SD had Dana 50's to 03 (think 03) then all SD's got 60's.
     
  12. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,244

    Yes this is true, my previous post was regarding the same axle is being used on 250/350 from '99 and newer (be it a 50 or 60).
     
  13. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    We on the same page, Santos in different book.
     
  14. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    So the only think that changes the axle rating is the coil?
     
  15. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,244

    Yes it's the spring rate, coil ('05 and newer) or leaf ('99-'04).
     
  16. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    Yes as Buff pointed out. The leafs all had different rates just as coils. The ranged from 4800 to 6000. Think the 350 was 5200 to 6000
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2014
  17. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    Anybody out there ever run a blizzard 8611 on a one ton? Or is the 8010 about the max? I might be missing something but I don't see the extra foot being more than roughly 100 extra pounds?
     
  18. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    It's also taller and heavier built. I'm sure someone has.

    The 8611LP is a different story.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2014
  19. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    Not to turn this into a blizzard thread but is the 8611 the largest of the "powerplows" of theirs? I've seen the winged blizzards on larger trucks like the Chevy kodiaks but I assumed those were a step up from an 8611.
     
  20. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    only have 4 of them . no problem there champ :waving: