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Ford F150 with a Bizzard Plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by vball2116, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. vball2116

    vball2116 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Hey everyone,
    I was wondering if a Ford F150 could hand a Bilzzard Plow on it. I think i should install timbrens on the front end and do you think that would work out as a good comercial plow?

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  2. Plow King

    Plow King Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    What year F150?
    What's the capacity of the front axle?

    You could fit the smaller blizzard plows on it probably.

    The larger ones...no way.
     
  3. xlr8

    xlr8 Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Sorry Jeff , no 1/2 ton will make a good commercial truck unless you beef up the springs, at least to a 3/4 ton , ideally to a one ton. What size is the plow? A 1/2 ton can make a great residential truck if you take precautions that you can read in many other posts.
     
  4. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    Your truck is too light for a commercial plow.
     
  5. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    The Blizzard 760LT would be great for your truck, tell me a little more about it, engine, cab, axle ratings, year, etc. If you set it up right and maintain it regularly you should be able to plow some parking lots. Sure its not a 350 but it will do the job for light commercial and would be great for residential. I would not plow the entire supermarket parking lot but little stores and offices for example would be fine.
     
  6. vball2116

    vball2116 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    hey everyone,

    Yeah i really do like the Blizzard 760 lt it does seem like a nice plow for the truck. Ive still got a few months before I buy the truck because i turn 16 in a few weeks. Im just looking at trucks because thats what I would like to buy as my first vehicle and try to do some work with my uncle because he does snowplowing. But the F150 seems like a nice truck to do residential plowing work on. Thanks for the info.

    Jeff
     
  7. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    vball.... private message me your email. please
     
  8. vball2116

    vball2116 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Hey mark I would give it to you, but i get this thing saying that I can't send private messages and also i tried sending you an email but it said that you wernt accepting them.

    Jeff
     
  9. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    k, try sending me an email now. thanks
     
  10. vball2116

    vball2116 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Mark, no luck it is still saying that try to send me an email if you can?
     
  11. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    thats weird.. it wont let me send em to you either.... i think its because you dont have enought posts yet... anyway, post your email on here so I can get it, and then click edit and delete your email addy 5 min after you posted it.. if that makes sense.... thanks
     
  12. vball2116

    vball2116 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Did you get it?
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2005
  13. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210


    Why wouldn't you plow a big lot with the 760LT. Might take you a little longer than with a bigger plow, but if that is all your truck can handle then you have to do the job. What's the difference between plowing 20 driveways or 3 parking lots. As long as your not pushing 6 inches, what's the big deal???

    Seems to me that as long as you are careful, take your time and be sensible, the 760LT will be fine for all the plowing you want to do with it.
     
  14. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    If you read my post you will find that iam not referring to the plow but the truck. There is nothing wrong with any plow that blizzard makes, i would use any of them in any situation. I was saying that a bigger truck is what normally does large parking lots. Iam not saying the truck is bad either, just that if you want to plow large commercial lots that a bigger truck might be in order for many reasons. My F-150 has held up to anything i could throw at it, but it would take me twice as long to do large lots as it would a bigger truck. Thats all iam saying, i never said anything about plows not being capeable.
     
  15. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    CJA - OK, easy there. Just a question, not starting an argument...
     
  16. insnow4fun

    insnow4fun Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 43

    got me thinking here....

    is installing timbrens and tweaking the tortion bars, and upgrading to 3/4 ton springs all the same thing?

    please let me know.....
     
  17. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Not really, timbrens will not make a 1/2 ton a 3/4 ton. Cranking T-Bars and/or adding timbrens will not take much stress of the truck just reduce sag.
     
  18. insnow4fun

    insnow4fun Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 43

    ah, so i think i am catching on....

    if i didn't add timbrens, crank the t-bars, or replace the t-bars with the 7700# t-bars, the front would drop when lifting basically any 7'6" plow, due to the relatively light rating of the f150.

    so i will add timbrens or crank the t-bars, or replace the t-bars with the 7700# variety, to allow me to carry the plow without the front dropping. so with these additions, practically any 7'6" plow will be a good plow for the f150.

    am i getting closer? any other things to worry about with a 7'6" plow on a f150?
     
  19. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    I drive a 2003 xlt ex. cab F150 with a 760lt Blizzard Blade and the truck handles the blade well. I did install timbrens and truck barely drops now. I plow mostly driveways, but do have a couple small lots to plow. Im very pleased with the puchase thus far. My truck does NOT have the 7700 package. Here are a couple of pics of my truck.

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  20. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    heres another pic

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