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New to plowing-will this work on my truck?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bikeluver43, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. bikeluver43

    bikeluver43 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 84

    Hello, I have a 1994 F150 4x4 that I want to put a plow on. I found in the local want ad's a guy who has an older MEYER plow setup (minus the blade). It was originally mounted on a 1984 F150, and is an electric/hydraulic setup. I still haven't seen it yet, so I'm assuming its the older style mount and not an EZ Mount. Will this bolt up to my newer truck? I have a blade already lined up if this will work, so your input is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Landscape80

    Landscape80 Senior Member
    Messages: 167

    I'm not sure, I'm doubting it though. Go to the Welding/Fabrication Forum and ask there, I'm sure somebody there has run into this problem before. My thinking is that through the years they have built trucks stronger (or so they say) so one from 10 years ago doesn't have the same specs as one today.

    Chris
     
  3. bikeluver43

    bikeluver43 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 84

    The only problem I seem to be running into from people is the fact that in 92-96 F150/Bronco is that Ford changed the frame over to a "crumple Frame" where the front of the frame has an acordian type of look to it. I haven't checked yet, but from what a friend says is that I'll just have to drill a few holes for the bolts in my frame. I just don't want to make a 2 1/2 hour drive for something I can't use.
     
  4. mjm725

    mjm725 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 6

    I have done the swap from a 1990 F250 to a 2003 F250 and had to purchase the EZmount setup for the new truck. had to drill some holes but all in all was fairly easy. the cost was around $700.00 for all the parts. The old Meyers A-frame, pump and wiring will all work. I have a 71/2 snoway down pressure for sale all wiring included just needs truckside mount. I'll let it go for 1400.00 let me know if your interested I can e-mail you pics.

    MJM Construction
    Dan
     
  5. bikeluver43

    bikeluver43 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 84

    I appreciate the offer but the setup I'm looking at is going cost less than half of your asking price, and since I'm stretching to afford this one, I definitely can't afford yours. I wish I could as your setup is nicer and newer, but right now the funds are extremelly low. Thanks again, for the info and offer. :drinkup:
     
  6. GripTruk

    GripTruk Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    None of my business really, but the setup you are looking at has no blade, you said, and you will almost definitely need the vehicle mount for it, as well as some wiring, you might want to look into that carefully before you really start comparing the cost of these two setups.

    Just a thought.

    -Jer
     
  7. bikeluver43

    bikeluver43 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 84

    The reason I'm looking at this other setup is that it includes everything-push plates, electric/hydraulic's, controls, wiring=everything except for the blade. Its a bolt on and go system, minus a blade for $300. I've found a few blades for $250-300, which is a lot cheaper than $1400. This is why I was asking if this setup would bolt onto my truck with a little drilling, which apparently it will. :drinkup:
     
  8. mpflood

    mpflood Member
    Messages: 47

    lol

    ya might want to buy a spare rear bumber for that thing too!
     
  9. bikeluver43

    bikeluver43 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 84

    I don't get it. :confused:
     
  10. mpflood

    mpflood Member
    Messages: 47

    you will

    new to plowing, check your rear view well!
     
  11. bikeluver43

    bikeluver43 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 84

    I've tried PMing you but it won't let me. Could you email me some pics of your plow setup- I may be able to work something out- rellis19@hotmail.com