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Western plow bracket

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by 97-RIV, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. 97-RIV

    97-RIV Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Good Day tymusic
    Brand new to the site and plowing.Bought a 1995 western 7'-6" 7 rib plow and was going to put it on my 2002 F150 Lariat but need 2 different pieces uni-mount and adapter about $800.00 plus installation and good old tax,(apparently ford does not recommend putting plows on 1997 and up F150's anyway) so am looking at purchaceing a 1990 F150 4X4 and using the bracket that came off a 1992 Dodge and getting my welder friend to put the bracket on the Ford. My question is how high should the centre of the main pin holes be off the ground when installed?
    I'm thinking 8" but would like to know for sure.
    Thank You.
    Mike
     
  2. wls

    wls Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    On a dodge, 1994, believe its 9.5-10.5 or so. Hope this helps
     
  3. TTBoy77

    TTBoy77 Member
    Messages: 87

    I believe Western recommends that the center of all the coupling holes should be "at least 9.5-10.5 inches". I think it is so you can use the center stand.....but I'm prolly all wrong anyways.:alien:
     
  4. 97-RIV

    97-RIV Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Thanks for the Info

    Seems 9.5'-10.5' is the magic # thanks for the info as my welder can now get started on the bracket welding it to the truck.
    Thanks Again!:salute:
     
  5. mmwb

    mmwb Senior Member
    from wyoming
    Messages: 114

    I believe the 9.5 to 10.5 inches is so that when the blade is on the pavement, the A-frame/quadrant is level. This allows you to angle the blade without one end trying to raise up. If the the A-frame/quadrant is too high or low where it pivots on the spreader, you will see that the edge won't remain level when you angle it. Go to Western's site, to the publications library, and get the installation instructions for your model of plow. You can download and print it.
     
  6. 97-RIV

    97-RIV Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Publications for Western

    Thanks for the info,really helped!:)