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Plowing snow with A F150

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by MillerJoel, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. MillerJoel

    MillerJoel Member
    Messages: 47

    I was just wandering if i had a enough blade for my truck it is a 7'2" western lsx. I Bought it used really cheap and it bolted to my truck. I am new to this so a little help wont hurt
     
  2. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609


    really cheap and it installed easy? i say run it. might be driving over some snow with the rear wheels (especially if its a extended cab or long box) but really cheap and it installed easy who cares.
     
  3. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,542

    need a small plow on a 150 anyway, why upgrade 3'' when ur setup is cheap
     
  4. MillerJoel

    MillerJoel Member
    Messages: 47

    It is a extend cab short box. But I hope it will get me by until next when i can afford to get a bigger truck and plow
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

    ford f150 frames are not very strong.
    They will develop stress cracks in the frame behind the front wheels right where they drilled a bunch of holes in it to develop a crumple zone.

    At least that's where a friends f150 is cracking.

    Skip it and find a 3/4 ton.
     
  6. MillerJoel

    MillerJoel Member
    Messages: 47

    What year Did he have. Cause I hear they change some thing on them
     
  7. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    Yeah, I'm interested in what year that truck is. I have an F150, that I'm thinking of putting a plow on, but I don't want to bend the frame. That'd be a good quick way to ruin a good truck!
     
  8. MillerJoel

    MillerJoel Member
    Messages: 47

    I seen i alot of people plow with a f150. That is why i decide to put a plow in my truck. and i ask a western dealer and he said that is cause to ram into stuff. it is all on how you drive
     
  9. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    You'll be fine. Use what you have!!
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Don't worry, they don't bend...they break.:D
    As long as your not going to be plowing shopping centers with this combo, it'll work just fine.
     
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

    I believe it's a mid 90's.

    Ram it ,sure, but how do you plow 6 to 10 inches of lake effect snow?
    It's all in what you consider to be plowing.
    He did not beat on it but he expected it to work too

    The dealer wants to sell plows ;)
     
  12. MillerJoel

    MillerJoel Member
    Messages: 47

    He wasn't trying to sell me a plow cause i already had it
     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

    Go For it.
    No skin off my but.;)
    If all you plow is your drive and a couple of friends drives.

    I did not say you can't plow with it .
    Just rember it's a light duty truck.
     
  14. MillerJoel

    MillerJoel Member
    Messages: 47

    I am going to plow some small lot and drive. I am going to sub for a guy
     
  15. 03SuperCrew330

    03SuperCrew330 Member
    Messages: 72

    I use my F150

    I use my 2003 Supercrew with a 7.5 curtis snowpro 3000 with no problems. They do have weak swiss cheese frames but if you are just using for residential and have a 7.5 or smaller plow, you will be ok.

    I have the 5.4, 3.73 gears, FX4 package, and it worked fine for me last year, in all 3 plowable events. All three events were 4"-8" of snow that turned to rain and made 3"-5" of heavy wet slop. I had traction problems due to my horrible Goodyear's and 285 width, but I have studded snows this year so with proper ballast I should not have any traction problems.

    Drive it like a light duty and it should be fine!
     
  16. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I have a 03 F150 and about 2 years ago I put a Snow-way 7.6 and have been plowing driveways and small parking lots with no porblems.
     
  17. MillerJoel

    MillerJoel Member
    Messages: 47

    I bought the plow cheap to see if it some hing i want to get into
     
  18. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    That's probaly not a good thing! lol
     
  19. Oasis

    Oasis Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Fix
    Often
    Repair
    Daily

    Ring a bell??
     
  20. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    Hey, Fords rule! :jester: lol. Well, at least this is what I have for now. I'm just starting.:waving: