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Plow on 350 Ford Van

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by schlimmy, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. schlimmy

    schlimmy Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Could I put a plow on a 1990 Ford Van E350 and plow with chains?
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,549

    Shure load the back up with sand. You want to know how well it will work. It will work as good as a 2WD F350.
     
  3. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    It's been done, there is a guy around here with an old 4x4 Fed Ex van with a plow on it
     
  4. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Ive see a few new chevy vans with 4x4 and plows on them
     
  5. schlimmy

    schlimmy Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Plowmeister, and how good does a 2WD F350 work?
     
  6. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,549

    I see them plowing But I dont have time to watch them.
     
  7. abbert55

    abbert55 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    If you're thinking about doing commercial accounts, better set your sites on a 4X4. 2WD won't cut the mustard. You really need to load the back end down, and be sure to SECURE the weight from becoming a projectile in case of sudden stop.
     
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    how would hook up frame it would the ground
     
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    What?:drinkup::drinkup:
     
  10. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    the frame would hit the ground
     
  11. jimaug87

    jimaug87 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    My uncle has a post 2002 250 GMC van, and although it's powerful (tows like nobodies buisness), it spins the tires real bad in mud, I don't wanna see it on ice and packed snow. It was spining them with the tandem axle camper hooked to the rear end.
     
  12. schlimmy

    schlimmy Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I would only plow my own lot. Its about 20 parking spaces and I definitely use chains.
     
  13. billfires

    billfires PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 23

    Schlimmy, I think you will be alright so long as you use the chains and weight in the rear. A lighter weight 7 1/2 plow (maybe a Meyers ST-90) and some air bags for the front springs. You may have to custom make the plow frame.20 years ago there was a gentleman with a 2 wheel drive 1966 GMC pickup with chains and a load of sand in the bed and he could out push my 1978 Dodge Sno-fighter. Bill C