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f350 diesel crew 8' bed

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by pines, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. pines

    pines Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Was wondering if you would or should put a plow on this type of truck. I have some dealers who won't even touch it and others who say no problem. Thanks
     
  2. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    put a plow on it Just get something light meyers or western 8'
     
  3. pines

    pines Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Thanks. When you say light, what type of weight in lbs. would you not exceed?
     
  4. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Im not sure of those plows weight. But i wouldn't put something heavy like a vplow or blizzard on it. Some timbrens on the front would help as well or maybe upgraded springs
     
  5. gr84

    gr84 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    spings

    everyone with a sd powerstroke talks about putting x springs on the front of the truck over timbriens and from what i red you can get them at the ford dealer look around on the site it will tell u hope this helps on your selection.
     
  6. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    I have a Blizzard 810 950 lbs. on a 3500 crew cab 8' bed Gmc. Turned up torsion bars 5 turns and runs nice. Have 600 lbs. ballast in bed. Move a lot of snow and do it in comfort. No problems yet. Have also installed them on 350sd diesel Fords and they work great.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2004
  7. ChicagoSnow

    ChicagoSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    I have a 2002 F-350 PSD, 8' bed, single rear wheel. Yes, I did put the X springs on the front plus 1 more additional leaf. I put the additional leaf to increase ride height, not for additonal weight capacity.

    The truck has a 8.5' Meyer poly plow w/E-60 pump and a Trynex Vee8000 salt spreader on the rear.

    All warrantied by my local Ford dealer too.


    I love my truck!

    ChicagoSnow
     
  8. ChicagoSnow

    ChicagoSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    Sorry the above said truck is a "crew cab" truck also.

    ChicagoSnow
     
  9. gr84

    gr84 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    plows

    got to love the blizzard 810 my ideal plow truck would be something short and something u could put an 8611 on and it has to be a diesel
     
  10. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    are crew cab has a 8ft western pro with a 1000lbs of wieght in the back works fine
     
  11. Heron Cove PM

    Heron Cove PM Senior Member
    Messages: 202

  12. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    One problem. The trucks long, don't forget that fact. Might drive you nuts if you try to plow driveways and tight areas. But I have seen plows on plenty of trucks just like yours. Like they said above go with a light plow like a standard 7.5 straight blade due to the extra weight of the crew cab on your frame.
     
  13. Turfmower

    Turfmower Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    I have 12' Rack body It is built on the longest GMC chassis and i use it on driveways
     
  14. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Put a plow on it and redo the springs at the end of season, if you even need to; which as long as you don't put a V-Plow on it, it'll be fine. You gotta remember, it is an F-350....
     
  15. pines

    pines Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    That's why i am considerting this:

    http://www.superplow.com/


    What are your thoughts? Thanks
     
  16. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    as ur main plow ur truck can handle a western of meyers
     
  17. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Huh???:confused:
     
  18. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 392

    I have a 01 f350 PDS extended cab.
    It had a 8 foot Western unimount on it when I bought it uesd last year and the front end was a little low.
    I installed an extra leaf to the front which raised up the front end 2.5 inches.
    After that i had no problems with the front end hanging up on curbs.
    I just installed a 8.5 foot ultramount Western V Plow on it and i'm loving it.
    Even better ground clearance with the ultramount although the MVP hydraulics seem to be quite a bit slower than the standard blade.
     
  19. Dieselgeek

    Dieselgeek Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Mebes, you from Carver county, or is there a Carver MN?
     
  20. butler L&S

    butler L&S Member
    Messages: 89

    Carver MN is in Carver County