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Problem with my 8 1/2' Poly

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by FordExpoPlow, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. FordExpoPlow

    FordExpoPlow Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I recently purchased a new 8 1/2' Poly and wings. I mounted it on my 2003 Ford Explorer with a custom made mount. I'm having a few problems now. My front end seems to be sustaining damage, and my rear tires have little to no traction when the plow is raised. Winter will be in full force soon, and I need to get these problems taken care of. Any suggestions?
     
  2. GPS

    GPS Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 268

    Yeah.


    8.5' plow + Explorer = You're kidding, right???????? :dizzy::dizzy::laughing:
     
  3. zman300

    zman300 Member
    Messages: 39

    Yes, that seems a bit much for an Explorer.
     
  4. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    The most weight for a full size 1/2 ton is a 7'6" V, ur plow is for 3/4 ton and above, You need a light weigt sno-way or something! Good luck with all this!
     
  5. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    I think this post was a joke, at least I hope it was!!!!
     
  6. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    oh yea I beleive ur explorer is considered a 1/4 ton, but Im not a ford guy, and if you research it the ploy blade is heaver than a steel blade, cause I have a 7'6" Boss poly w/ wings @ 700 lbs
     
  7. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    sorry just one more question? can you PLEASE post some pics of ur ride w/ plow, I can speak for all of us, we would like to see this!
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You guys....

    All he needs is bigger tires. Big tires on the front will reduce front end damage. Big tires on the back will be closer to the ground when he lifts the plow.

    Pics please....
     
  9. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    That's strange. I put a full sized 8611 on my Explorer and I don't have any problems. Maybe you just need to add some airbags to your front end.
     
  10. dually one

    dually one Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    i just think a Explorer is to light of a truck to plow with good luck bud
     
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    But that was an LP, right?
     
  12. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Nope, it's full size.
     
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    There's no such thing as too much plow...just not enough truck. :D
     
  14. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    Boss doesnt even have a 8.5ft poly that im aware of...
     
  15. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I know. But when you place the wrong blade on the wrong truck you can certainly place a thread in the wrong forum or read a tape measure incorrectly as well. :D
     
  16. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I guess I just assumed he meant an 8'2" Poly Power V-XT.
     
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Here, check this thread, it should solve ALL your problems:

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=89461&highlight=reverse+plowing
     
  18. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Come on....No pics? yrs ago I put a 7'6" conv. western on a S-10 blazer and it was so heavy I had to cut and shortin the blade, wow this must be a joke...right?
     
  19. JCPM

    JCPM Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 320

    Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!