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Is a 9" Ultra mount to much weight for my f350?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by F350plowing, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I I have a 08 f350 crew cab and am looking at a 9 foot ultra mount but was not sure if it would be to heavy and strain in the truck? Anyone have one on there truck? And would I need a lot of weight in the bed if I put that big of a plow on?

    Thanks
     
  2. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 674

    Do you have the gas or diesel? That plow isn't to heavy for the 350.
     
  3. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    it is a gas one
     
  4. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 674

    Even better. You can go to the Western website and do a quick match for your truck but the 9' isn't to much for your truck.
     
  5. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    9' will be fine for your truck.
     
  6. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    That's what i thought i just wasn't 100% sure

    Thanks
     
  7. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    I wouldn't think so. I used the plow selection feature on Fisher's site, and they say I can put a 9'6" Stainless Xtreme V (1005lbs) on it, and mine's a diesel.
     
  8. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    i want the straight blade not the V blade
     
  9. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Yeah, I was just making a comparison.
     
  10. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    what diesel do you have in your ford the 7.3 or the new one
     
  11. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    6.0 Powerstroke
     
  12. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    have you had a lot of problems with the 6.0?? I heard that there where a lot of problems with the new ones especially with the turbos because the diesel in America is dirty and cogs the little fins in the turbo.
    that's why i got the v10 instead of the diesel
     
  13. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    We just got it in September, and we haven't driven it at all. But my uncle has a 2005 F-350 with the 6.0 as well, he got it new and it now has like 30,xxx miles, he hasn't had any problems whatsoever. I visit a Powerstroke forum a lot, and most problems are with the egr, and leaky heads, blown gaskets. After you put in some ARP headstuds and new gaskets, and an EGR delete, problem solved. Then with an exhaust, and an SCT w/custom tunes, you will be making tons of power, and still be safe.
     
  14. sbrennan007

    sbrennan007 Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    I actually mounted a 9' Western Pro Plus on my '07 F350 Diesel CC Dually. I ordered the F550 7000# coil springs and swapped them out for the 6000# ones that came with the truck. Direct fit replacement that takes all of about an hour to swap out. The truck sat perfectly level without the plow mounted and only dropped about 1" with it on and lifted. This combination moved some serious snow, and I didn't have the need for any ballast in the rear, although I'm sure it would have made it even more unstoppable!

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  15. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    sbrennan007, That's a gorgeous truck !
    My boss runs a 9' with wings on basically the same truck.
     
  16. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    that is a nice truck! i have the SRW so i think the ballast would be a good idea