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Plowing with a 2006 F-150

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by rydzewski, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. rydzewski

    rydzewski Member
    Messages: 42

    Good evening,

    I have worked for a landscaper doing plowing for the last 4 years.

    I bought a ford f-150 XLT supercab 6.5 box last october and I am planning on doing my own residential driveways for the 09 snow season. I am wondering if my truck will work with a western pro plow or if i should just bite the bullett and buy a 09 F-250.

    lets hear it!

    - ben
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    The F-150 can handle a 7.5' plow nothing bigger, so if you want to put a bigger plow on you should get a 3/4 ton.
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,511

    For 1 driveway you need an F350 or bigger to plow with
  4. rydzewski

    rydzewski Member
    Messages: 42

    would you recommend doing anything to the front end before mounting a plow? also for the longrun would the truck take more repairs then a bigger 250?
  5. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Of coarse it will need more work then normal......It's not really meant for commercial plowing. I learned how to change out ball joints on my old 97 F - 150 faster then my brother who is a ASE certified FORD tech for the last 17 years.

    Good truck, It just couldn't handle plowing. It's one thing if your doing your own driveway and maybe a relative or two, but not to go out and make money with. Especially with a 7.5plow being it's max. :eek:

    Go with the 3/4 ton, you'll thank yourself for it. :nod:

    Welcome to Plowsite! :waving:
  6. rydzewski

    rydzewski Member
    Messages: 42

    i think im going to go with the 250. bigger the truck the better in my book! thank you for the reply
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Get at leas an 8' plow on a 3/4 ton. Sno-Way makes a great plow with the Down Pressure feature.
  8. GL&M

    GL&M Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 223

    New truck, new plow = big payments or a large layout of cash. Either way you won't make any money plowing a few driveways. With that outlay of cash you will need a decent route just to recoup the money you laid out for the equipment.