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Frame Mounts for a 89 Ford Ranger

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by mykl, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. mykl

    mykl Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a 1989 Ford Ranger 4WD. I bought a used Fisher Snowcaster 8ft plow. I know this plow is most likely a little heavy for this truck but that's what I have. I need to know where I can get the brackets that mount on the frame that will fit the Ford. Somewhere in the central Mass. area would be good.
    I'm considering adding some air shocks to the front to help beef up suspension. Only to be used on the farm.
    If you can help or advise, it would be appreciated.
    Thanks in Advance...
  2. Buster F

    Buster F Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    I'm pretty sure your gonna have to fab up mounts to put an 8' blade on a ranger. To the best of my knowledge the only plow mounts available for that truck were for smaller home-owner plows (6.5' or 7') and are not compatible with your 8' blade. The 8' speedcast blade is going to be grossly overweight for the front end of your truck and i'm guessing the truck will be way underpowered to push it as well. You may want to re-consider this combination.
  3. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    U will snap the front end of that truck. Any of those year rangers needed air bags in the coils or you will snap the front end. Forget the 8' plow, find something smaller.
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    Don't do it. You'll kill the truck, fast!
  5. mykl

    mykl Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    8ft fisher on ford ranger

    OK, Thanks to all for the info.
    Anyone want to swap an 8ft fisher with all hardware, incl pump, controls and lights for a smaller plow that will fit the Ford Ranger? I'm willing to swap + $ for one I can bolt right on.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2007