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Plow make and model

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by PRAM, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. PRAM

    PRAM Member
    from toronto
    Messages: 52

    I have an 08 F350 diesel cc
    My work would be considered light commercial (no really big areas) as most properties are driveways with 4 or 5 properties having 25 spot parking areas.
    Probably alot of blower work but need a plow as well.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Any 8.5 & up V should do you just fine I would not go any smaller.:):)
     
  3. PRAM

    PRAM Member
    from toronto
    Messages: 52

    Thanks Tom...why not straight blade??Just curious?
     
  4. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Open lot's lead to stacking snow, a v will stack snow a whole lot better that a straight blade, works good when you have limited space to put snow, aside from trucking it out.:):)
     
  5. PRAM

    PRAM Member
    from toronto
    Messages: 52

    Makes sense. Thks.
    Do you run a V?
     
  6. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    All my trucks run straight, My friend runs the v for our stacking needs when needed:drinkup::drinkup:
     
  7. PRAM

    PRAM Member
    from toronto
    Messages: 52

    If stcking wasn't issue then straight would be good? Which make would you recommend?
     
  8. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Stacking issues aside, I prefer straight blade, although you can push more snow with a v in scoop. It is all just a matter of preference. there are alot of people who will swear that a v is the only way to go, I just have had better luck and cleaner lots with the straight. Most of your younger plow guys are the one who like the v's (better manual dexterity from all the video games!):gunsfiring:
     
  9. PRAM

    PRAM Member
    from toronto
    Messages: 52

    HAhaha! Im an old fart with no gamer skills! I think straight is also less costly and less weight.
     
  10. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    700-800 for a straight while most v's tip the scales over 1000# (and your right cost quite a bit more)
     
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,454

    d.w.r.or s.w.r.?

    You will want an 9ft for the dulles.
    An 8ft will do for the single wheel rear.
    me old too, no skills. so I've been told..lololol
     
  12. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    yea! what said he!:nod::nod::help:
     
  13. PRAM

    PRAM Member
    from toronto
    Messages: 52

    srw cc diesel 6'8 box
     
  14. PRAM

    PRAM Member
    from toronto
    Messages: 52

    Thanks for all your help gentlemen....time for bed....gotta cut lawns this morning!
     
  15. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    that will make a nice driveway rig!!!
     
  16. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,454

    An 8ft plow will work fine but you know, a 9ft only weights a little more and you do have the power to push it.
    If your plowing in tight quarters then go for the 8 fter.

    Vee's are nice but it will add a lot of weight.


    cut lawns??
    It's to cold for it to grow hear..
    see ya latter
     
  17. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    I vote straight blade as well, Just one less thing to break while your out plowing. You will want to get an 8' with prowings or you will have a real hard time covering your tracks with any angle and turning with that long wheel base. But what do I know? I have been plowing with a crew cab for the last 8 yrs:jester:
     
  18. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,454

    OT


    I'll take 12 please.


    b.o.t.
    yea. how does 8.6 sound. I think the full 9 would be better..;)
     
  19. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    For small and/or confined areas a V is tough to beat with a straight blade, wings or not.

    Allows more "control" over the snow your carrying, and will be more maneuverable with a truck that's rather long to begin with as well.
     
  20. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I normally carry a 9'1" vee, because of an employee error ( they sold my blade:D) I had to push a straight blade last year. the 8'6" straight blade was a pain in the a$$ in driveways. This year I'm hiding the first Vee that shows up for myself:nod: