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Ford xlt package vs xl package for plowing commercial properties

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bgster, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. bgster

    bgster Junior Member
    from na
    Messages: 4

    HI all,
    I noticed that aside from some minor cosmetic tweaks the major difference between the two trim levels is that the xlt sits higher on its suspension. From a plowing perspective, is it advantageous to have the truck sitting higher when plowing or does the lower sitting truck benefit because of it's lower center of gravity. Does anyone have any experience plowing commercial properties with a base f250 xl?
    I would appreciate any insight.
    Thanks
     
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Makes no difference which trim level you plow with.
     
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Trim package doesn't effect ride hieght
     
  4. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    The way in which an XLT rides higher is usually in relation to an upsize in tire and rim combo's.
     
  5. bgster

    bgster Junior Member
    from na
    Messages: 4

    is there any benefit to the bigger tires of the xlt for plowing or are the xl tires adequate?
     
  6. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    if they are the same tires I don't see any benefit/harm. If your looking to buy new, mind as well spend the extra 1500 or whatever it is for the XLT, just a better looking rig with power windows and locks etc, unless you are looking for the hose out interior.
     
  7. bgster

    bgster Junior Member
    from na
    Messages: 4

    thanks for the help
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    There's no denying power windows are very handy. It's nice to be able to roll the pass side window down and clean the mirror without climbing across the cab. Power mirrors are very practical for plowing, also. And personally, get the best seat you can. Your seat will thank you. Ideally, get a loaded truck with leather buckets, and vinyl hose out floor.
     
  9. plowin4u

    plowin4u Member
    Messages: 99

    I run a f250 xlt model, I had to install a front leveling kit for my truck because the mount for the meyers setup sits real low, there is no difference in suspension for both models, it is a trim package difference.