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What are my choices?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by headviking, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. headviking

    headviking Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hi all. This is my first post here. I am new to snow plowing, but this year I have to make my truck earn it's keep, I've babied it long enough. My truck is a 2007 F250 diesel with crew cab, automatic with a 4X4, 8ft bed with a new set of shoes (Toyo's open country). I spent a pretty peny for her now I would like to put her to work snow plowing. Nothing big just small lots and some private drives would do me fine. I need some suggestion on what to buy and how much I will be looking at spending. BTW I live in basically a big town or a small city environment.

    Southern Ontario
    Canada
    tymusic
    Headviking
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Welcome to plowsite:waving:

    Does the truck have Plow prep package? if not your first purchase should be the correct fan clutch.

    As for a plow you need to think 8'6" with a truck that long. The Snoway 32 series 8'6" plow with Down pressure would be a good match.

    http://www.snoway.com/index.cfm/act/viewSeries/type/Plow/cat/7
     
  3. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Wow. A crew cab with an 8ft box. To me, thats a loooong truck. You'll have fun plowing drives with that! I have a short bed/quad cab and I think my truck is long.
    But anyhow, a plow prep. pkg on your truck isn't too big of a deal b/c its got a diesel motor in it. When U have diesel motor,alot of the things that go into a plow prep pkg are already there. For example you should already have the biggest springs the manufacturerer offers, a tranny cooler, motor oil cooler, larger radiator, etc.
    Problem is: a diesel motor is a heavy motor and being a crew cab, that also eats up your capacity to carry additional weight on the front axle. Shop carefully. Most all of the well known plow companies will offer a plow for your truck-although it may not be as large as U want.
     
  4. headviking

    headviking Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Yes I do have the snow plow prep package.... I told myself this will be my last truck so I got all the toys. Rear sensor, trailer brake, upfitter switches, sun roof, power rear slider, I even replaced my shocks to bilstiens.
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    Headviking
     
  5. headviking

    headviking Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Yes I do have the snow plow prep package.... I told myself this will be my last truck so I got all the toys. Rear sensor, trailer brake, upfitter switches, sun roof, power rear slider, I even replaced my shocks to bilstiens.
    Headviking