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Side Plow?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by RYDER, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I am new this year. What do you think about side plow for pick-up truck? I have 2003 F150 FX4 Flairside with MT29 Ploy 7.6ft.
     
  2. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Side Plow???Do you mean a wing?

    Side plow? Do you mean a wing? If you do I have never seen a wing on anything smaller than a one ton.I think the side stresses would total a 1/2 ton.
     
  3. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Ya I do mean a side-wing.sorry.
     
  4. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Thats ok

    Thats ok,The wing does add allot of side stress,The one tons that I have seen are pretty much beat to death after a couple of seasons of running a wing.The frames are just not desinged for the side load put on them.
    Even with a one ton you have to add stiffer springs etc just to level off the truck.
     
  5. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    thanks that helps alot.
     
  6. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    He makes some good points.:nod:
     
  7. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
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