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newbie advice for F-150 - can I add plow?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by pgreen29, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. pgreen29

    pgreen29 Junior Member
    from 14094
    Messages: 2

    Will plowing with my 2004 F-150 prove to be disastrous to my truck?

    Most guys have at least a 3/4 ton or 1 ton for plowing.

    If you had to choose a plow for a F-150 what would you choose?
  2. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Yes you can plow with it. There are a ton of threads on here about this. If you do a search you will find hours of good reading.
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    Snowdogg has the lightest plow on the market for your F-150 in the MD 7'6" at 400 lbs plus mount.

    Snoway is close at 460 (approx) but offers direct lift and Down Pressure.
  4. pgreen29

    pgreen29 Junior Member
    from 14094
    Messages: 2

    Thank you for the replies.
  5. Subicbay

    Subicbay Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I have a 2006 poly 7'6" Boss set up. I had it on a 04 F150. Where r u from? I may be selling.
  6. Yes, you can. The reason most opt for 3/4 or 1 tons is so they can pu aa spreader in the back. They also have more weight, which allows more traction.
  7. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    I did for years. 04 F-150 with a boss 7.6 Poly Sport.


    Truck did great. You just got to take it easy and not beat the crap out of the truck.

    My plows sitting in my warehouse now, I bought a super duty.

    I might be interested in selling if your looking.
  8. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    The reason people go with a F-250 or 350 is they are built more heavy duty. You have a much higher weight rating. Takes a bigger more heavy duty plow setup. Bigger brakes / tires / springs / shocks, more lugs holding on wheels, beefier truck transmissions and axles, more charging to bigger batteries. Most have manual 4x4 shift levers not a switch. Manual hubs that do not rely on vacuum to engage. I have never broke any of those parts on my F-250, they may wear out, but they never break. You can plow with a 1/2 ton, just remember it's still just a half ton. It's really not built for the work. I bet 1/2 the plow trucks in this country are 1/2 tons.