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Question on 2010 F150??

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by hatesno, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. hatesno

    hatesno Junior Member
    from 17976
    Messages: 7

    I have a 2010 F150 stx, front axles are at 3750, Just installed my plow from my other truck, which the motor blew after 200k. anyways its a boss super duty 7'6 rated weight 680 lbs, I read alot about timbrens and leveling kits, wondering what I should install, if anything, I plow the front of my house and my grams driveway total round trip is about 1 mile... any comments would be helpful pro or con.... Thanks in advance
     
  2. mega10cab

    mega10cab Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    I'd get timbrens. I have them on the rear if my 2010 2500 cummins for towing my 5th wheel. Wouldn't tow without them. I'd get them for the front of my truck but I leveled the front if my truck so they wouldn't do me any good. Their well worth the money.
     
  3. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    If you really aren't taking the truck far with the plow on I don't see why you'd need anything. My 99 Tahoe sits on the bump stops with the 7'6'' Fisher raised up and it has a 7 mile route. Original front end after 9 years of plowing. I think you'll be OK as long as you take the plow off after.
     
  4. hatesno

    hatesno Junior Member
    from 17976
    Messages: 7

    I always take the plow off when not in use....I just figured it really squats when the plow is on and didn't want to damage anything??
     
  5. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    The Tahoe I have squats bad and it doesn't have any issues. The only issues it has is a blown G80 in the rear end.
     
  6. hatesno

    hatesno Junior Member
    from 17976
    Messages: 7

    Well the reason I'm asking is because of all the talk about levelers or timbrens. What about ballast???
     
  7. mega10cab

    mega10cab Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    I would run a few hundred pounds in the bed. It'll help with traction. And take some of the weight off the front.
     
  8. hatesno

    hatesno Junior Member
    from 17976
    Messages: 7

    would around 600lbs be ok or more? I'm new to plowing and the other truck was a 2500hd so It didn't matter to much but with the f150??:dizzy:
     
  9. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    600 should be fine for two driveways
     
  10. hatesno

    hatesno Junior Member
    from 17976
    Messages: 7

    Sounds good, thank you. :D
     
  11. mega10cab

    mega10cab Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    As stated above that should work great. I run about 500lbs in my 2010 2500 cummins. Works fine but I may try more, it's already front heavy with just the motor. I have a 2" front leveling kit on my truck, with the plow and 500lbs ballast it sits just barely @ss high.
     
  12. hatesno

    hatesno Junior Member
    from 17976
    Messages: 7

    The dealer said nothing about ballast cause the plow is two sizes to big for the truck, but I'm hoping it could handle it.
     
  13. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Truck will be fine.. I would throw 500lbs of sand bags in the bed and you'll be golden.
     
  14. hatesno

    hatesno Junior Member
    from 17976
    Messages: 7

    I have 600lbs back there now, the truck squats about 2.5 inches with the plow on??
     
  15. mega10cab

    mega10cab Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    You'll be good. Let er eat.
     
  16. stainlessman

    stainlessman Member
    Messages: 45

    I also have a 2010 F-150. I had a 7 1/2' plow installed with Timbrens in the front. It works great. With the timbrens the truck handles the plow fine.