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Which Plow for F250

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by axe124, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. axe124

    axe124 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I have a 2004 f250 CC/SB FX4 with 6.0 Diesel, and I'm wanting to put a plow on it. I have never done any plowing before, but a friend of mine is in the business and wants me to start helping him. He says to go with a Western plow because they are simple and easy to take on and off. He has a Chevy that came from the dealer with plow installed and all of the right components (ie; heady duty shocks, bigger alternator, etc)

    My F250 is stock. I have been told that I also should look for something lighter because my truck is not equipt with the right components, but also to get something with good down force pressure. There are so many options out there it is crazy.

    What all you running on your Super Duty's....Brand, size of blade, etc. I welcome all suggestions, and would love to see some F250 photo's.

    Scott
     
  2. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    You truck can handle any plow made, it doesn't need anything else. Sure its a heavy setup due to the Diesel and Crew Cab, but you have leaf's up front and the frame can handle the weight. If anything put on an add a leaf or timbrens but I doubt you'll need that.

    Plow choice is up to you, and dealer support is key. Are there a bunch of Western dealers nearby that can help in the middle of a storm if you break down? Best of luck.
     
  3. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,862

    Is it a long box or short. I personally would go with nothing less than an 8' blade. Your truck will hold the weight fine. Timbrens would be a good purchase but not needed. They only help with the sag and don't change the ride one bit. If you add a spring your ride comfort will be diminished a-lot. Dealer support is key. Buy what you wish but I personally would stay away from yellow :laughing:
     
  4. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    western is the stuff you want for sure....but im surprised nobody said youll need the plow prep fan clutch or your truck will overheat...unless you have the plowprep package on your truck your going to need to get that from a ford dealer. not sure if theres an aftermarket one available or not. check your spring codes on your door sticker.. code X is what your looking for. those are rated for 6000lbs. doesnt meen you can put 6k of a plow up front. food for thought. western wide-out

    http://www.westernplows.com/wideout.asp
     
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Dosent it need 8' to clear the wheel wells? But you can handle anything, you have leaf springs in front right? Just don't go bigger that 9'2"
     
  6. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Just an FYI Fisher and Western have both been made by DD for years and share the same hydraulics. You can now add Blizzard to that list as well.
     
  7. firedawg

    firedawg Member
    from S.E. CT
    Messages: 38

    its all about the service! see who has the parts on hand, when i was looking i wanted a boss but the dealer didnt have an overhead of parts. trust me im not talking bad about them at all ! and that was same story with the snowdogg (three day wait on parts) Curtis and fisher dealers are just to far to even look, My western/myers dealer very good reputation and they are open as long as the snow is falling and had to use them once! i was in and out in 10mins! so i went with a western pro plus 8'6" and love it! it weights 821lbs (less mount) When lifted it only sqwats 3/4 of an inch. i hope this helps!
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Go Boss V plow. Or Snoway if you want down pressure. Boss's down pressure design is not as good.
     
  9. axe124

    axe124 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks for all of the replies. Your info has helped out alot. I am leaning towards the Western, mostly because thier is a dealer about 20 mins from me. Actually going there today and look around.

    Scott
     
  10. axe124

    axe124 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Sorry, one additional note...I just found out that my front coil springs are rated at 5200 lbs. Is that a factor at all? Or do I need to add anything to beef it up?

    Scott
     
  11. PlatinumService

    PlatinumService Senior Member
    Messages: 559

    its good that your western dealer is close you will be visiting them often
     
  12. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Boss doesn't have downpressure...
     
  13. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    :popcorn: can some one bring me a beer?
     
  14. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    One for you :drinkup: One for me :drinkup:
     
  15. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I'll take 6...
     
  16. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    That's what I said. I'll have a beer too.
     
  17. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Maybe I should've said "from the factory boss doesn't have down pressure" nothing a few wires won't fix
     
  18. TwiceStroked

    TwiceStroked Member
    Messages: 38

     
  19. snowfighter75

    snowfighter75 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    My pick would be a Western pro plus or a mvp plus. Depends on if ya want a straight blade or v blade. Good luck and all the best!
     
  20. axe124

    axe124 Junior Member
    Messages: 7