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  1. westernboy16

    westernboy16 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    i was looking at the boss 9.2 or a 8.2 vee plow and it was not recomended for a diesel so i was wondering if i should go with the ford 350 srw with 6.8 v10 or if the 7.3 diesel would work
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2005
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Was this an F350? Extended, Crew or Regular cab? Plow recommendations are based on weight of the front end with a load of the number of passengers that the truck is designed for. The other thing to think about if there will be any warranty issues. If it's a 350 and out of warranty, I'd wouldn't let the recommendation stop me, if you can get someone to put it on the truck. But, yes, the deisel engine will be heavier than the gas.
     
  3. westernboy16

    westernboy16 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    it is a super cab with 8ft box
     
  4. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    Ooh, that's a big one! If buying new, I'd be reluctant to buy a truck with an extended cab and an 8' bed but only a gas motor. I have owned the 6.8L V10 in an 01 Supercab 8' Bed and yeah, the motor is nice, but it absolutely rapes you on gas and you will more than likely regret not getting the Diesel.
     
  5. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    WB16-- if you do get the diesel--you may want to put helper springs in--i.e. a leveling kit or lift kit. The diesel has the extra wieght on the front end already, then with the blade hanging off it, the front will sit a little low. Best of luck!