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Finally about ready i thought

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by cpsnowremoval, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    My 87 f150 got the plow on and working but the mount is too low so hits ends of driveways. just when i thought i was done back it out the driveway and hit pretty bad talk about being mad. but the truck drives great with the plow on almost like its not even there. the mount came off an f250 which sits way higher. so got to modify more:mad:

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  2. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    You need air bags in those front springs, Then there's no squatting.
     
  3. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    yea i want to get some air lift 1000 bags
    the pic makes it look more because the back has blocks sits higher. the plow mount sits like 7 inch from the ground and the plow a frame even sits lower.
     
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Yeah bags will lift that right up, good luck
     
  5. Joesno

    Joesno Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    the problem is he needs to put 500 pounds in the bed and then he will be fine.

    my truck dips real bad without any ballast. i throw 1000 lbs in my bed and it works wonders.
     
  6. grassgator

    grassgator Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I have a 87 F150 with a meyers on the front. I put a 4" lift on it to make it carry the plow better. This year I added a salter to the back and now it sits even with the plow on it. Will see if I can post pictures tomorrow. Supposed to get 8-12"!!!!!
     
  7. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    tomorrow im going to try to move the mount up 4 inches or so. ill post new pics if it works out. i really want those air bags but i dont know if i can spend $80 when i didnt even do $80 worth of snow removal so far. mayb later on in the season getting ready for the christmas storm
     
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  8. jomofo

    jomofo Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    :help::help:
     
  9. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    i dont really mind driving with the plow on but whats the point when i cant even use it for what its made for
     
  10. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Wow that thing looks rough. Sorry but it kills me to see run down trucks and stuff like that. To each his own though and have a good winter.
     
  11. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    i know the paint job i did on it is what they call a $50 paint job. i rolled the rustoleum on so can roll some more on if the it gets door checked. looks good from far thats all i care about. not pretty boy truck but it pulls chevys and breaks dodges. o yea i want to paint the plow but its too cold
     
  12. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    raised the plow mount today tried it out to see if it hits at the end of the driveway. it cleared ok but i still want to got the air lift 1000 bags. i still have to finish putting the push support bracket i made.

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  13. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Bags, Ballast, and some 31x10.50 Load Range D's will clear your issues right up.

    $80 for bags may seem like a lot, but figure on the time savings being able to get around faster and being able to do more work. Also, with the TTB squated like it is right now, you'll rip the crap out of your tires and ball joints.
     
  14. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    yea and i like how the bags can be put on and taken off with no major work. because in the summer i have no use for the air bags in the front ill take them off. 31 mts would be sweet
     
  15. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    How well do those tractor lights work for driving lights?
     
  16. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    they work real good but I feel like a SOB because i got in a car in front of my truck when the lights were on and they get real annoying. I wanted to get some Hella griving lights or some regular plow lights maybe next year.
     
  17. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    check e-bay. i got a set of plow lights, wiring harness, switch, and instructions for $125 cdn shipped..

    watch the ttb axle, they like to break by the spring perch if their getting rusty... worse on the 250's though
     
  18. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    thanks i'll remember that, if i had it my way every ford from the 80s to present have front leaf springs and straight axles none of that independent junk.
    I dont really know if everyone has a store call farm and fleet but my local one has plow lights for $119. they also sell wolo light bars for 119 or so. i have a blaze dual rotator that works great for $30
     
  19. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Update got the push bracing built out of square tubing.
    there saying the storm today and tonight going to dump 12inch hear in southeast wisconsin.

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