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F250, 7.6' or 8' Boss ???

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by kblazk, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. kblazk

    kblazk Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 6

    Hello,

    I am new to the snow plowing trade and I already have a 2010 regular cab F250 5.4 gasser 4x4 truck with 4400' front GVWR that I would like to start snowplowing with for my properties. I have made up my mind on getting a BOSS straight blade plow but I do not now weather to get the 7.6' or 8' plow. What is the right plow width for this size of truck? I was leaning towards the 7.6' but then I do not now weather to get the Standard Duty or Super Duty. I am concerned about overloading the front weight limit on this truck.

    Any advise?
     
  2. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,267

    8ft minimum, personally I'd go 8.5.
     
  3. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    8' blade and 800 pounds behind the rear axle. It will do fine.
     
  4. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    I second that.
     
  5. kblazk

    kblazk Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 6

    Does anyone have any pics of the 7.6' amd 8' on an F250? Also is the 4400 front GVWR enough for the 8' on this truck?

    And also does anyone have any up close pics of the mounting on a '08+ F250/350 ?
     
  6. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    A 2010 F-250 should have a Dana 60 front axle, same that my truck has. My truck has a front GAWR of 5,200 lbs. I think it all boils down to the spring rating.

    Your truck will handle the plow but new springs or timbrens would help out quite a bit.
     
  7. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    +3. We ran 8' Fishers on the OBS trucks, but the Super Duty really needs 8' 6".
     
  8. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    +1. Looking into snow plow prep springs.

    That said, I would run an 8' 6". These Super Duties are WIDE trucks.
     
  9. RamPainting LLC

    RamPainting LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    I wish my 8.5' Western was bigger, I wouldn't go smaller then that.
     
  10. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,571

    Don't go any smaller than a 8'6". Your truck will handle it without any issues.
     
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    9.2 Boss v plow will look good.
     
  12. kblazk

    kblazk Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 6

    Ended up going with the 8' I have plow together, and undercarriage installed and 6000lb springs. Any advise on what to do with all these wires? This looks complicated!
     
  13. kblazk

    kblazk Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 6

    got it installed tonight! electrical wiring took 7 hours but was worth it cause everything worked first try! check out the pics

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  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Remember to put it in float to take it off.
     
  15. kblazk

    kblazk Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 6

    yeah i figured that out when i tried to put it on and the switch on the plow didnt work till i had it in float
     
  16. jbell36

    jbell36 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 221

    looks good man