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My Latest Plow Truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Case580M, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Case580M

    Case580M Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Bought this truck this past july with intent of a nice plow truck.

    Spent a few months getting the mechanicals ready for some serious work.

    Added a 1995 Lightning 5.8L engine

    Just a Custom Cab with Heavy Duty service suspension, HD ZF 5spd (wide ratio)
    4:10 gearing. Adding Posi to front very soon. Does not even have A/C a total stripper ready for WORK.

    It will be getting a new Blizzard 810PP tomorrow! Pics of plow soon.

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  2. nhgranite

    nhgranite Senior Member
    from N.H
    Messages: 122

    love that body style. good luck.
     
  3. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    That truck will serve you well older F-150's make great driveway/small commercial lot rigs..
     
  4. Case580M

    Case580M Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    TKS, I forgot to mention this is actually a F250 8600# version
     
  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    That is F ing awesome. nice truck, cant wait to see it with the plow.
     
  6. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Nice F250!! I didn't even have to look at the badging to know that one.
     
  7. meyer22288

    meyer22288 Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    that is an awsome truck my favorite body style of all time. i have a 1993 same truck im restoring. it was my first truck and i ran an 8ft western.

    i feel like i cant post this until i mention the dana 50 ttb is not enough to handle a blizzard 810pp. it WILL break. in order to run that plow on that truck you will need to upgrade to a dana 60 straight axel. do a search to see what im talking about.
     
  8. grosser397

    grosser397 Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    yes he is right about the axles breaking my uncle has 4 93 f250s and they have 9ft westerns and every one has had new front axles at least once under 70tho miles
     
  9. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    real clean truck i bet she really goes to with that 351
    wish my engine in my 87 was that clean haha
     
  10. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    I used to use a old stroker f250.....the axel broke on the drivers side. We took it off, ground it out where it cracked (inside of the leaf spring) Welded the p!ss out of it. Put some 1/4" strap across the bottom where it broke for about 6-8", welded that to it also. We even went to a junk yard and picked up some springs off of a 1ton. Took the most arched one out of the pack and put it into the 250's pack. Put it all back together, talk about a stiff front end! We only had a 7'6" boss straight blade on it and the axel still broke. It did have a plow on it for like, 4 years tho w/o any problems.
     
  11. green frog

    green frog Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    If you have a good 4wd shop around they can make the dana 50 work. They weld 2 or 3 small trusses at weak points. They suggest to stay 8 or 8.5 plows.
     
  12. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    My bad looked briefly:eek: nice F-250 makes a great commercial lot rig...!
     
  13. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I've had 3 F250's with the TTB and each one had an 8' Fisher Speedcast. Never had a problem.

    I was just bustin' chops TurfCommando, :p
     
  14. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    Post some pics with the plow on it when you get it done.
     
  15. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Thats a nice clean truck
     
  16. Case580M

    Case580M Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Just got home with new plow after driving 250 mi each way to pick it up and waiting for the install. (blown out shoulder so could not install myself)

    in back of truck and after lifting it out with hoist. Its now installed but dark so pics with it on truck will have to wait until daylight.

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  17. Case580M

    Case580M Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    I did put in new severe duty joints on the front axles. I really do not expect to have an issue but if I do I will put in beefier axles. The Dana 50 is heavier duty than the std
    F250 dana 44.

    I really do not want a solid f350 axle so this will have to work.

    I would be curious to find out more about the Dana 50's having axle problems.
     
  18. BORIS

    BORIS Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    I like the nra sticker
     
  19. Rubicon 327

    Rubicon 327 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

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    All that White, no one is going to see you coming in a snow storm!:D

    Nice job with the truck and plow!.....wish I had that lift!

    Good Luck with it!payup
     
  20. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Very cool set up but I cant help but think for how much cash you have invested you could have purchased a newer truck. Cool either way:drinkup: