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F550 9' or 10'

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Rockvalley rob, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Rockvalley rob

    Rockvalley rob Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    May be purchasing a V-10 F550 this year and was wondering if it will handle a 10' plow well or should I stick with a 9'?? Is anybody running one with the V-10 and how do these trucks hold up to plowing and salting? Thanks for any input you can give.
     
  2. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    It can hold a 10' Boss HD or a 9' Fisher MC as recommended choices, I've seen them with 10' Fishers however. Or a 9'6'' V, yada yada yada
     
  3. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Granted, my 550's are diesels, but they all have 11' on them.

    But then so do my 350's.

    Go with a 10'.
     
  4. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    an F350 with an 11 foot plow? who makes the plow? lets see a pic.
     
  5. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Will the truck be used primarily by owner or employee? What type of plowing would it be used for? Sander on it too?
     
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,538

    .......8611 is my guess

    Hell I run a 10'6 on a little 250.
     
  7. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    I have a 9 ft on my 2wd F350 drw and found problems when Plowing and turning. Added wings so its almost 11ft wide now.
     
  8. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    maybe it is an expandable or V plow. getting from site to site with an 11 foot straight blade on an F350 would be challenge, not to mention illegal in my area.
     
  9. Rockvalley rob

    Rockvalley rob Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    It will be a 4x4 and also used for salting, 9 ft. dump bed. Will be used on a college campus roads and in parking lots. Employee driven, but by someone who is driving a larger dump truck now, we are downsizing to this size truck. We still have one large dump truck we are keeping. Thanks for all the info, sounds like it should handle a 10 ft. without problems. What are good 10 ft. plows for these trucks?
     
  10. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    In that application where the plow will be on the ground moving snow most of the time that the truck is moving (in other words not a lot of transport time) I think you should be fine with a 10ft MC. I would go with that or with a plow like an Everest or Tenco. Both make plows for 550s that are made for doing roads.
     
  11. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    LOL, not a standard 8611, but an 8611 LP.
     
  12. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    10 FT. MC is too much plow for that truck. IMHDAO
     
  13. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758


    A Boss 10' is about 1300 pounds I believe, and a recommended choice. Fisher 10' is something like 1500 pounds.