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Plow size for an F550?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Eronningen, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Just picked up a used F550, 2004. What are you guys running for a plow size on these?
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Go with 10 ft Boss V plow.
     
  3. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 476

    Blizzard 8611lp
     
  4. TurfKing360

    TurfKing360 Member
    Messages: 67

    we have one with a boss 9'2" V and another with a 10' go with the boss best matched for the truck
     
  5. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    this was a 10' straight with a 7' wing ( i think it was 7'...might have been a 9') i used to run
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  6. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    Nice setup. Did ya replace many mailboxes?
     
  7. meyer22288

    meyer22288 Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    full size blizzard 8611 erie special here! wouldnt have it any other way. payup
     
  8. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Look at my sig. All 9' HD.
     
  9. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    we run all 9' stainless or 9v's. the trucks already have the extra weight of the diesel so for the longevity of the front end, the 9's are fine. However I would rather see an xls on the trucks.
     
  10. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    just one...all the development streets in that township were curbed streets so it made it a little easier
     
  11. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    It has a central hydraulic system? Do I get a plow to run off that? If so what are my options, or do I just go with a big old V with its own hydraulics?
    I won't need the wing blade although thats a cool set up. I have had a 2 mile private road for nine years and can get away doing it with any of the other trucks.
     
  12. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    yes it has a central hydro pump that runs off the main belt and is activated by a switch...no PTO, then all the controls are via levers

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  13. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Well I was thinking mine had a central hydro pump too. But not sure if it does. It has a pto switch I need to flip on to dump, etc. Would that make it not?
     
  14. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    I'm leaning towards the 9'2" Boss V or the 10' boss V. The Blizzards sure look like a nice plow too. I have never run one though. No dealers closer than an hours drive for a blizzard so I need to stick with whats around here as I am no mechanic to speak of.

    So if I have to flip a pto switch to operate my dump is that not a central hydro system?
     
  15. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,642

    we have been installing 10ft boss's at work on these trucks. they handle it very well.
     
  16. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Good to hear, thanks.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2009
  17. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    most likely...a simple check under the hood will tell you...if you see an extra pump under there with hoses going to it that just looks out of place chances are it is a central pump

    i take it the truck is an auto?
     
  18. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    9' Western....
     
  19. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    It is an auto
     
  20. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Does the 550 have a beefed up transmission, axles, etc. It seems like its geared much lower than my 250's and 350's.