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F-350 Dually owners-looking to run single rear wheels for plowing

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by snowbelt5, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. snowbelt5

    snowbelt5 Member
    Messages: 51

    Has anyone done this on thier F-350 dually. I took the outside tires off, but now the stance of the inners are way closer than the fronts. i dont think it would drive good with two differnt widths going through snow. So i dont know what to do. Is there a differnet wheel i could use or a spacer to give both axels the same width?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    what happens if you put the rim on backwards. One side of a dually rim is recessed
  3. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,538

    Seems like taking 2 wheels off defeats the purpose of having a dually... :confused: Load that sucker up with ballast and it'll push like a freight train!
  4. snowbelt5

    snowbelt5 Member
    Messages: 51

    the reasons why i was interested in taking off the outer dually wheels is because when i plow around corners, my outside dually wheel runs over unplowed snow, and traction is the other reason
  5. Chipper

    Chipper Member
    Messages: 78

    9.5 foot plow or some extensions will help with that.
    For the cost and hassle of finding spacers/ different rims etc, you could just widen the plow blade. It makes a big difference in plowing time from a 7.5 footer to a 9.5.
  6. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    get wings and put alot of weight in the back

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,249

    Yep Absolutley I agree with them a 7.5 on a dually is way to small.The problem is your trucks footprint is Larger than the clearance path of the plow so like it was said load it up with ballast and put some wings on and GO GO GO
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2011
  8. smoore45

    smoore45 Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Wings would be well more worth the money and your time. You are just asking for trouble going the other route...
  9. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Try using a single wheel rim,don`t forget there are 2 different width axles for a dually.A dually pickup axle is much wider than a cab and chassis axle.

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,249

    HEY TUNA YOUR AVITAR PIC!! Is it a PUSH BOX or a vee with wings:laughing:
    ps I like your pic
  11. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    dually needs a minimum of 8 foot blade for straight pushing, 8.5 for turning plowing, and 9 foot is even better.

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,249

    Yep absolutley:)
  13. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,885

    Yeah your doing it for traction or to narrow it ?

    Get a wider plow, wings or add weight!

    Our 350 duallys push more than our SRWs do... i can have a 2 yarder spreader overloaded and its still not squatting much.. i add another 20 bags of calcium around the sides and front with a push spreader to add another 1000lbs or more.. Weigh it down, you can easily get 4000-5000lbs in the back without the truck even realizing it. 80% of the time we plow in 2wd with it anyway.
  14. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Out F350 extended cab dually has a 9' plow and it only made sence to put wings on it.
  15. glennemay

    glennemay Member
    Messages: 76

    Dually plowing

    First of all, that plow is far too narrow. You need a 9+ foot blade. I run a 2004 with a 9' fisher. Load about 1k in the bed and she will push clear through to the next county. I do have to have her in 4 wheel drive, only due to the fact that I needed new tires last winter. I will have them by this fall though, so we should be good.

    Wings, or wider plow you will be MUCH happier.