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Used Plow for 2004 F150

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by chiseled, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. chiseled

    chiseled Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I am trying to get a ballpark number for what it is going to cost me to put a used plow on my pickup. Is there a weight limit for a non-diesel truck? How much does it cost for a mount to be installed on the frame of a truck? What are the names of shops in northern nj that do this particular work?

    Thanks to everyone who replies
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    I bought a used meyer st 7.5 for my 98 f-150 for 1750$ (I think I could have talked him down a few more hundred dollars) It came with a mount off a F250. I didn't want to buy the 450$ mount for the f-150 so I had the local snowplow/weld shop custom install my mount. They repainted my moldboard, a-arm, and springs to make it look nice, bolting a new cutting edge on, and ended up charging me 1000$ dollars for the entire install. I would assume it would have been less if I had the right mount to begin with. My FAGWR is only a weak 3600 pounds...I assume yours is somewhere in that same range. I wouldn't buy a plow that weights more than 775# installed. Hope that helpes a little.

    98 F-150 4x4 w/timbrens
    Meyer St-7.5
  3. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    and dont forget the ballast in the rear buy timbrens for the front and dont exceed the GWVR
  4. smoore45

    smoore45 Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    I have the same style F-150 as you. I would recommend nothing bigger than a 7'6" blade and keep it under the weight suggested above. I put the 2" Spacers in the front to give me a little extra clearance(and better look!). I have a mechanic that does work from his own garage, so I found a used bracket and did my own fab work to install my Northman plow. It is a 6'5" blade with wings and it is perfect for that truck.

    I just installed the Arctic plow myself on the F350 and was about 16hours of work and $530 in parts(frame brackets, hardware, wiring harness). Most dealers want around $400 plus parts, so I figured the 16hours(thought it would only be 8) was worth it, especially when installing a used plow.
  5. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Typically for a whole turn key package, from soup to nuts, blasted and repainted, $2500 + install

    I just sold and installed this 7.5" MDII on a Chevy it Ran the guy $2800


    Last edited: Dec 26, 2007
  6. Oasis

    Oasis Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    F150 eh,,,, have you tried attaching a few shovels to the front?? Dont wanna overwork the Ford and I hear its cheaper...... LOL sorry couldnt help it. wesport