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Plow will exceed front GAWR

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by misgur, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. misgur

    misgur Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I'm finally getting around to buying a Fisher HT plow for my '06 F150 and getting it installed but the dealer is telling me the front GAWR is only 3750lb and it needs to be 3900lb.. They will not exceed the GAWR for liability reasons...

    Am I stuck? :confused:
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    unless you can install it yourself or find some one else to install it
     
  3. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Are you plowing commercially (recieving ANY money) or just plowing your own driveway?
     
  4. misgur

    misgur Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    It will just be local stuff (2-3 driveways). How badly can I mess the truck up by over loading it though...?
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    So you have a supercab with a 5.4L?
     
  6. ram1500

    ram1500 Member
    from ma
    Messages: 41

    Put a Blizzard 7600LT on the truck. Made by the same company as Fisher
     
  7. misgur

    misgur Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Supercab 4.6L, 6 1/2 ft bed. Is there anything that will increase the load capacity?
     
  8. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    A bigger truck...


    No the Axle weight is determined by All kinds of things
    Frame
    brakes
    the axle itself
    u-joints
    springs

    any and all of the above listed stuff. Even if you find out the difference and replace all the things to upgrade it the powers that be (lowers, police, D.O.T.) go by the sticker on the truck.

    so... get the plow you want put it on and dont drive like an idiot.
     
  9. stackmaster

    stackmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Perhaps you could go with a lighter duty plow??
     
  10. Tracy89

    Tracy89 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 167

    Call me crazy but wasnt the fisher ht series MADE for the half ton series trucks? Why advertise the ht series for half ton trucks if the dealers are going to tell u that they wont install them.....
     
  11. stackmaster

    stackmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Not sure about Fishers specs but I know that some suppliers don't want to be on the hook for repairs if the truck craters.
     
  12. bigthom

    bigthom Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    I've seen the ht plow on a dakota. I'm sure it will survive on a actual ht truck. If you are talking about a car dealer tell them where to stick it and take it to a fisher dealer. The fisher site can help you find one in ur area
     
  13. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Just try a different dealer. Someone will put one on.
     
  14. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    When the crap hits the fan, the dealer can not afford to have his customer sue him to oblivion even though he dealer warned about the weight limitations
     
  15. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Fixed that for you:D
     
  16. brycam

    brycam Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2

    the warranty on the vehicle will be void. you need a lighter plow or a heavier truck.
     
  17. Tracy89

    Tracy89 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 167

    I dont see how the ht series is to heavy for the front gvwr.....have u seen the things? they arent made of much. They apear to be flimsy and wouldnt take much to bend them...check out this link....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFRzRZwhUNs
     
  18. Tracy89

    Tracy89 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 167

    i would call that false advertising???
     
  19. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    It is all a matter of avaiable front axle capacity. your truck uses what it has carrying the weight of the extra cab.
     
  20. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    And going to the Fisher dealer or anything else won't change that. Doesn't matter if you're plowing commercially or not. That truck wasn't built to handle that plow.