1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

snowplowing with lifted truck

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Dieselplow82, Aug 29, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Dieselplow82

    Dieselplow82 Member
    Messages: 51

    I have an 05 f250 and about to put a 6in lift on it with 37's....I also have a brand new western mvp3 8.6 plow...anyone done this and have pics? Any problems?
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,552

    Wow, what's the height to the bottom of the mount right now
     
  3. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,062

    The two things that you're about to do are contradictory. The only way you're going to be able to make this work correctly is to drop your mount appx. 9" to keep the attack angle correct on the blade.
     
  4. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 748

    Not sure on Western, but Fisher was no problem with modifying the plow side.
     
  5. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    Which is more important to you? Looking cool, or making money?
     
  6. Dieselplow82

    Dieselplow82 Member
    Messages: 51

    The bottom of the mount is 15 in off the ground...stock suspension with 33's
     
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,552

    Think 19in is top of adjustment.

    I've seen a pic where some weld on new horns on top of the existing ones on plow it self.

    Plowing with 37s assuming them to be 12in would suck.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
  8. Dieselplow82

    Dieselplow82 Member
    Messages: 51

    Where would you find extra horns to weld onto the plow side?
     
  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,612

    Where did ya get the plow?
    Or the mfg.

    I guess the answer is , cool
     
  10. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    :nod: :nod:
     
  11. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 748

    Looking cool and making money. Win/win.
     
  12. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    6" lift and 37's make looking cool, and making money two very separate things.
     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,612

    What did you win?
    &
    How do you plan on making money?
     
  14. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    I know Fisher used to make drop brackets for the truck side so I would assume Western did as well. My first call would be to your dealer to find out what, if anything, they can do for you
     
  15. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,035

    Theres a guy here that has the exact setup the ok is trying to replicate. Problem is that he can't see what he's plowing, and doesn't fit in residential areas because of being unable to see what he's about to rip out. Uses it for commercial parking areas.

    Puts a lot of stress on the trucks forward frame sector
     
  16. Dieselplow82

    Dieselplow82 Member
    Messages: 51

    Looking cool and making money is a plus...I flip houses all year long so the plowing is just a side gig..don't get me wrong...I plow snow ALOT..I'm one of the main guys for my buddies commercial service
     
  17. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,612

    who are you trying to fool?
    big wide tires are the #1 worst mood for a plow truck
    a tall lift is #2. that is a fact, not my opinion.

    your "friend" should lower your pay to match your lower output...jmo.

    Function before fashion.
    making $$$$ is cool.
     
  18. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 748

    I have landscaping business. Also plow with 12.5 wide tires. Duratracs. Love the set up.
     
  19. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,612

    Do you landscape in the winter?

    You can use whatever you wish.
    But a narrow tire is a mush better choice.

    Your wide tire is a hinder in the snow and ice.

    your truck can't carry enough weight to make them cut threw the snow to get to the traction.

    I have a (Play) truck with 12.5 wide tires and they sux for plowing.

    have fun:waving:
    slip slide'en away.......
     
  20. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 748

    Thanks for the advice. I don't slip and slide, and this truck plows long steep uphill/downhill rural driveways.

    To the original poster, I''m not sure how exactly the Westerns are, but if you want I can send pictures of my Fisher plow push frame.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.