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Snow Rolling Ford Raptor and Wester Wide-Out!

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by johnnyjeep, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. johnnyjeep

    johnnyjeep Member
    Messages: 45

  2. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    that truck is way too nice and expensive to plow with
     
  3. svc turf

    svc turf Member
    Messages: 58

    How In heck did you get a 1,100 lb. plow on a F150?
     
  4. johnnyjeep

    johnnyjeep Member
    Messages: 45

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    One way to justify buying nice things is to make money with them and write them off :) The plow weighs 940 pounds.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2014
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    I love it!

    Can't go wrong with any Ford, that truck needs a 9-6 MVP3 with wings! Got any videos with that one?.... not a big fan on the WO.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2014
  6. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Sweet ride! Truck looks like it handles it well
     
  7. johnnyjeep

    johnnyjeep Member
    Messages: 45


    I've been plowing for 24 years and I've used & owned all kinds of plows. Nothing beats the efficiency of a Wide-Out.
     
  8. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,243



    he had the V but went with the wideout, his Front GAWR is only 4000 lbs so the truck is not rated for such a heavy plow

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx-nSEe57JA
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2014
  9. weekendwrench

    weekendwrench Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    Did you do anything to the front end? Truck barely squats.
     
  10. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    That. That. That's an F150. What the hell is it doing with a Wideout on it? Silly F150...

    On a more serious note, that truck is impressive.
     
  11. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    Please explain how that truck is holding that plow so well? I have an F-150 with a 26r on it that I am told is to heavy at 700 ish pounds...
     
  12. johnnyjeep

    johnnyjeep Member
    Messages: 45

    Suspension

    If you think about it the suspension is designed to handle jumping the truck so why shouldn't it handle a plow? It handles it very well. I keep 500lbs of counter weight in the back and I haven't had any issues at all. Its a beefy truck!
     
  13. johnnyjeep

    johnnyjeep Member
    Messages: 45

    I mounted both plows but I only purchased the Wide-Out. We've got other Vplows so I wanted to try the Wide-Out and Im glad I did. Unless something new comes out, Ill never run anything else.
     
  14. johnnyjeep

    johnnyjeep Member
    Messages: 45

    Mid Perch Adjustment and Counter Weight

    I did a Mid perch adjustment and counter weight.
     
  15. PPS. inc

    PPS. inc Member
    from Earth
    Messages: 55

    Big difference between an f150 and a raptor. Not even the same frame. But, I wouldn't do it.
     
  16. PPS. inc

    PPS. inc Member
    from Earth
    Messages: 55

    And for a raptor it's squatted bad.......
     
  17. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,080

    Looks good, Lets see how long the front end lasts ???
     
  18. johnnyjeep

    johnnyjeep Member
    Messages: 45

    My thoughts were if it can take the abuse of jumping a 6100lb vehicle jumping then it should be able to hold a plow 10-15 times a year.
     
  19. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,080

    Very very true!! How does it push with wet snow ?
     
  20. johnnyjeep

    johnnyjeep Member
    Messages: 45

    Actually very well.

    In the video where Im pushing a pile from a dead stop, that snow was pretty wet. It has locker's both front and rear, along with the 6.2 it pushes very well.

    I drove 3 different F350 Diesels over the last 15 years and I can honestly say it pushes just as well yet its more nibble and smooth.

    We'll see how well it holds up over the long haul. I only leave my plow on the days I'm actually plowing, so that should help.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3wvERdvpZw