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What size plow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Tim1075, Dec 2, 2001.

  1. Tim1075

    Tim1075 Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    What size plow would you guys put on a 1992 F-350, 351, Auto, 93k miles?
     
  2. G.Williams

    G.Williams Member
    Messages: 40

    We have almost the identical truck, and we are using a 8' meyers.
    No problems and works comfortably.
     
  3. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    I would put a 8'2" Boss V or the 8.5' Western V on it myself. You may even find that they will put the 9'2" Boss on that truck, in which case I probably would.
     
  4. captjack

    captjack Member
    Messages: 53

    what are you going to plow?
    I have a f350 crew cab, i cant plow small lots. i cant turn the truck
    around. i went with a 8 ft western. (great plow) i wish i would have gotten a 9 ft, so im ordering a set of pro wings.
    if your not doing drives, or small lots, i would say go big!
    regards,
    jack
     
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    At least 8.5' staright or v. If going new, spend the little extra amd get the v.
    Dino
     
  6. Tim1075

    Tim1075 Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    You guys will have to understand that i'm just a kid, just going on 17 so the budget is a little tight. I'm planning on selling my first truck that I bought to get a little money for the plow. I was leaning towards a 9ft western straight, can anybody give me some ideas on prices.
     
  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Tim,the western 9 ft straight is a good choice,especially since its light,and strong,and reliable,at 750 lbs,it wont kill yout front end to bad.If you had the F350,id tell you to get the biggest V theyll put on it,but your front end isnt nearly as strong.If your going used,the western 8-9 ft should be easy to find,its a popular plow.
     
  8. Tim1075

    Tim1075 Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    It is an F-350 and i would like to go with a new 9 fter
     
  9. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Hey Johnny D, I know of a used 9' western. Think they guy will deal?? LOL
    Dino
     
  10. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    LOL Dino,I wouldnt count on it.
     
  11. captjack

    captjack Member
    Messages: 53

  12. TheBeast

    TheBeast Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    like tim1075, i am turning 18, what would be a nice set-up for my 1997 F-350 XLT, Crew Cab, SRW. I am leaning towards the V plow, but i am not sure. What company makes the best V plow, whats the biggest size, and what do they run.

    thanks
    TheBeast
     
  13. Tim1075

    Tim1075 Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    TheBeast where in Jersey?
     
  14. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    I have yet to see a plow run, they all seem to need a truck to push them along.
    Do a search, you will find that you are limited to what plow you can install on a crew cab.
    BTW, since when can such young kids afford such nice trucks?
    My first truck was 20 yrs old and a beater. Took me till I was 29 till I got my first new truck.
    Dino
     
  15. Tim1075

    Tim1075 Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    I work hard not a penny of my 3 trucks have come from my parents.
     
  16. TheBeast

    TheBeast Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    i got my truck out of luck, otherwise i pay for everything for it my parents don't pay for anything. plus i have been workin since i was like 14.
     
  17. JD PLOWER

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    I don't know what type of plowing your both planning on (residential, commercial) but if you can afford a v, go for it! If not then any plow that has the best dealer support in your area.
     
  18. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    Same here, those of you that think my parents bought my truck are wrong. i've been working since 8 and i split the money between my truck fund , college fund and the little that went in my pocket. All the money for gas, the truck, insurance I pay for, i'm not like the rest of the school where their parents give them credit cards, i know because i end up filling up a lot of their cars at work.


    get a 9' western,fisher,diamond whatever you can find used for a good price. i think someone here knew of a 9' western uni-mount that came off a dodge flatbed for a good price.


    bryan
     
  19. Tim1075

    Tim1075 Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    Can anybody give me some ballpark figures on what a new 9ft plow is going to cost?
     
  20. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Real rough cost. But most 9' plows are going to be around 3500 + or - 500 bucks.

    Geoff