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putting a plow on a lifted ford

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by IPLOWSNO, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    hey guys im looking for a truck and i would rather go new but they have some trucks that are a good buy used, so ive been looking, to see where my moneys best spent. im not in a hurry but i want the truck i want and when it exposes itself ill get it.

    i came across a ford extended cab with a procomp lift with stock tires, is it extra fabrication needed to install lift? or would it be adjustable. i always wanted a bigger truck but couldnt justify working out of the back of it, but ill keep my awd van for that and plow this. any ideas on this.or go new?
     
  2. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    if your plowing snow i wouldnt put a lift or buy one with a lift!...
     
  3. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    Why? I have a lifted truck and its great.
     
  4. Snow2Go

    Snow2Go Senior Member
    from Chi
    Messages: 223

    I have a 5 inch lift with 35s mine "worked" grerat
     
  5. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    alot of times with lifted trucks if you put the mount where it is supose to go the blade will lift up on one end at a full angle... now if you customize your mout to drop it where it needs to be then you have bigger problems then lifting up on one side
     
  6. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    I've plowed with a lifted truck and I have one that is lifted and I have had no problems and plowed just fine.

    I found the truck that was lifted was more manuvarable in deep snow where my stock truck was getting stuck.As it has been said many times on this site,you just gotta remember to get your A frame fairly level too work with the extra height.
     
  7. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    you may need to have a mount custom fabbed or in the case of the western ultramount just adjust the plow itself to achieve the correct angle. One of the local guys around here has a 6" lifted chevy k20 with an ultramount, and the attack angle is just right.
     
  8. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    thanks guys but as far as plowing would go it would be minimum drives, i figured it would be better for height also.
     
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    anything more than a 2 1/2 inch lift is usually a NO NO
     
  10. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    No problems here either with a 5" lift on my truck with a Boss straight.
     
  11. Mike N

    Mike N Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    No problems here. Plowed for many years with a 79 Chevy with 10" lift and 36" buckshot radial mudders. Best plow truck I ever had.

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