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Have truck need a plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by canadiantowman, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. canadiantowman

    canadiantowman Member
    Messages: 37

    i bought a 08 ford f-250 with a 5.4 gas motor and was thinking of putting a arctic 8.5 ft poly on it and was wondering, the yard i have to plow this year is mostly re-grind and last year when i plowed it with a blizzard it keep digging into the ground and throwing me off to the side don't want to go through that again this year. i have plowed with the arctic before on paved lots and no gravel without any problems
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Boss or Sno-Way v plow. Last yr was it a little warmer that the millings didn't freeze? were you applying salt to it?
     
  3. canadiantowman

    canadiantowman Member
    Messages: 37

    we only put salt down on the part of the yard that is paved
     
  4. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    is that an 8.5 straight on the 5.4? thats gonna be a turd
     
  5. canadiantowman

    canadiantowman Member
    Messages: 37

    ok why is that,what would you suggest
     
  6. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    Well i know that the 5.4 in the f250is under powerd in my mind. I would think an 8 ft straight would be as big as you would want to go. If it was a 350 id say V all the way but on a 250 i think you would be dissapointd in its proformance on that truck.
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Your kidding right? I've pushed everything that has come down from 2 inches of fluff to 40 inches of wet snow .
     
  8. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    with a 5.4? if thats the case i have the same one in my f150 i dont think it would push 40inch of snow thats just me though

    And i only have a 7' 6''
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2008
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    5.4 in my 2002 F250 with boss 8.2 v plow.

    Yes everyone has seen the pixs before.

    10-12-06 snow pixs 028 (Small) (Small) (2).jpg
     
  10. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Was that pick taken in February?:rolleyes:
     
  11. canadiantowman

    canadiantowman Member
    Messages: 37

  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  13. canadiantowman

    canadiantowman Member
    Messages: 37

    ok i'll bite why do i need one,with our yard all i need to do is push the snow out into the middle of the rows so the bobcat can push the snow into piles.i really don't want to hang 1000 lbs off the front of my truck
     
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Actually the v plow is under a 1,000 pounds.With my plow up my f250 sags 1 inch. and you don't even know it's on the truck. Now if you had a Chevy then you would know it was there.

    snow 12-16-17-07 031 (Small) (Small).jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2008
  15. canadiantowman

    canadiantowman Member
    Messages: 37

    http://www.fishersnowplows.com/modeldetail.asp?model=xv

    they say it weighs 899 lbs and i would guess another 60 lbs for the mount, i noticed that the fisher and the western v-plows are the same, do you run with any ballast in the back of your truck. ( fisher says 430 lbs )
     
  16. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Nope. No weight in the back.never had a problem plowing
     
  17. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    All blades are going to dig in on gravel, no matter what make. Do a search on gravel and you'll see lots of advice, on plowing it.
     
  18. canadiantowman

    canadiantowman Member
    Messages: 37

    i did the search on gravel,lots of good suggestions. i think i have passed you place in caledon,my parents live by the graham farm
     
  19. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    you have to use shoes on gravel no matter what!
     
  20. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    GV, post #14 looks like it was taken before you were introduced to FF.Nice looking truck by the way.