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How long should I wait to plow w my brand new f350

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by SalNazzaro, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    So we're supposed to get some snow here in SE Pa tomorrow night 5-9" apparently, my new 2013 should be arriving at my dealer tomorrow sometime and I was wondering how long should I wait to plow with a brand new truck with barely any miles on it? Thanks!
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    About 10 mins.....then we want pic's of this bad boy
     
  3. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Lol there will be pics, so I don't have to put 500-1000 miles on her before plowing?
     
  4. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    every new vehicle has a recommended break in procedure. follow it.

    and no, i wouldn't plow with a brand new truck that has 30 miles on it. i may be comfotable after 1,000 miles... but thats just me.
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Pay the dealer for the plow ,get some coffee and go.
     
  6. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Looks like Friday is my new delivery date, maybe, so looks like it'll get plenty of breaking in before it pushes any snow
     
  7. Fords&Fishers

    Fords&Fishers Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Just picked my new one up yesterday and put the first 100 miles on it plowing all day today.
     
  8. shovelracer

    shovelracer Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    In 2004 the recommended wait time was 500 miles. My 2004 f250 came dealer plow equipped with 600 miles on the ticker and a leftover. I fully suspected they plowed the lot all season with it. It now has 90k first as a tow rig then as a dedicated plow truck and has not had abnormal issues.

    We want pictures. Mine is getting lettered next week. One of my customers go my exact truck in charcoal and for a minute I was secretly jealous.
     
  9. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    We didn't get any snow here in SE Pa anyway so I didn't have to worry about it, I just wired the plow up and the front strobes, doing the rear strobes tomorrow and probably the plow frame. Truck goes for a leveling kit Monday and tint on Tuesday, I'll put some before and after pics up!
     
  10. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    Cant wait to see the pics
     
  11. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    heres some pics of the new girl

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  12. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    ok last two pics weren't sideways until I loaded them!
     
  13. ctuna

    ctuna Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    That is one nice truck right there.
     
  14. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Thanks bud!
     
  15. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I don't see no boss v plow on it yet.
     
  16. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    I'm throwing my western 9' pro plus on it
     
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Plowing seems like an ideal breakin to me. High loads but not crazy rpms. Keep her in first so you get good wipedown on the cylinders.

    Change the oil at 500 miles.
     
  18. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    oh well:D.
     
  19. SalNazzaro

    SalNazzaro Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    I don't think I've gotta worry about snow here anytime soon, it was 56 here today and beautiful, gotta throw the plow frame on still
     
  20. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Nice truck, I was at the dealer with a friend as he picked his up. It was nice looking at the new trucks and very tempting to get one.