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Newbie here

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by padec21, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. padec21

    padec21 Member
    from ct
    Messages: 63

    First time poster here. I recently upgraded my truck from a lifted F150 mud toy to a F250. I mainly use the truck for pulling a camper and side jobs (carpenter). However this truck came with a Fisher minute mount plow 7.5' I believe. Its a 2001 F250 V-10 crew cab 4x4. auto. it has air bads in the rear. Nokien tires. not sure how much plowing it has done but it only has 50,000 miles on it. the truck is mint. I only plan on plowing my own driveway and a couple of neighbors. I have read about ballast in the bed of the truck. What should I use?
    Should I install one of those plastic blade scraper things?
    Anything else I should do to the truck to get it ready?
    Thanks again for any help.ussmileyflag
     
  2. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    If you are only doing your drive and a few neighbors, I wouldn't worry about ballast, or wings for that point. I'm a little lost on the plastic blade scraper things??
     
  3. padec21

    padec21 Member
    from ct
    Messages: 63

    I saw them on the Fisher sight. Something about them protecting the scraper blade and they are changeable.
     
  4. padec21

    padec21 Member
    from ct
    Messages: 63

    My bad its a steel cutting edge not plastic. I dont know if I have one on there now. Also can I get a back blade for any plow. I believe I have the HD plow set up.
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    The plow should have the steel scraping edge on it. You may want to see how worn down it is.
    If you are talking a back drag edge for the plow I would just skip it for the amount of drives you are doing. It may take you a few more passes to get the drive clear tho.
     
  6. padec21

    padec21 Member
    from ct
    Messages: 63

    I mainly want it for my drive to get closer to the garage door. The truck is on the long side being a CC.
     
  7. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    i never really seen much good in the back scrapper blade...
    the only thing that works well for back dragging is down pressure but Snoway is the only one with dp
    a back blde might scrpe better because of its attack angle but the blade will still lift up over the snow that you just ran over
     
  8. progressivelawn

    progressivelawn Member
    Messages: 71

    condsidee a backblade but can cost you allot
     
  9. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    no not a blade on the back... like in your reciever hich those are junk
     
  10. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    there is a blade that bolts onto the back of your moldboard. they shouldnt be too expensive probably about $200.00 maybe basher sells them
     
  11. progressivelawn

    progressivelawn Member
    Messages: 71

    moldboard ahh back drag works well we have them and also are back blades are custom made they hook in 4 recievers there well built
     
  12. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    if it's just your drive open the door and drop your blade inside.

    Always run ballast