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Which Plow for my 2002 F-350 Super Duty?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by tysonmatc2, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. tysonmatc2

    tysonmatc2 Member
    Messages: 43

    Hey Guys, I am new to this site and am looking for some input on buying a new plow for my truck. I am wanting to put the plow on my 2002 F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab Short Box. My current plow setup that I have been running for the past 3 years is a 1983 3/4 ton Chevrolet with a 7'6" blade with home made wings and and E-47 pump. This setup is a tank and has never left me stranded. My plan is to sell the truck and plow in the spring and use that money to buy a new plow for my F-350. Of course I am looking to spend as little as possible, but no more than $4,000 if possible. I work full time and plow on the side, typically doing 8 plow jobs every snowfall and more as they call on heavier snow falls. I am open to V-blade or Straight blade, if Straight blade the wings are a must, they save so much time on parking lots. The plow I was considering is a Snow Dogg either V-plow or 8' blade with wings. Input, suggestions, thoughts??
     
  2. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    8'6" for sure minimum
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    8 1/2' with wings
     
  4. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    western wideout although 4k maybe a little close to by the wideout
     
  5. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    I agree with everybody who has said you want an 8.5' plow on a Super Duty. You could get away with an 8' on the older body style, but you won't like it on a SD.
     
  6. tysonmatc2

    tysonmatc2 Member
    Messages: 43

    Sounds like 8'-6" with wings it is. Do you guys think I will have any issues with my truck being a 6 speed manual? I plow with a manual in my 83' chevy and actually love it, I have the 2 electric switches hooked onto my shifter, I am not sure if this will be a possibility with the newer plows. Thanks again! Thumbs Up
     
  7. Shoreline

    Shoreline Member
    Messages: 59

    I have a 99 F 250 with the boss power v 8'2" and manual transmission. I also have the handheld controller for it. Takes a bit to get used to but not bad at all. With the F350, I would recommend the 9'2" Boss Power V or Vxt if you could find one used.
     
  8. tysonmatc2

    tysonmatc2 Member
    Messages: 43

    What would you think about the Snow Dogg V-plow by Buyers? I can get one of those new not installed for $4,500.
     
  9. Shoreline

    Shoreline Member
    Messages: 59

    I don't have any experience with the Snow Dogg plows but you typically get what you pay for.
     
  10. tysonmatc2

    tysonmatc2 Member
    Messages: 43

    I guess I am not a heavy commercial plower, I do 2 parking lots in town for a business, 3 private vacation home driveways, and then one other private driveway that needs done right away. From a price standpoint is one better off going with a new Snow Dogg for $4,500 or a used Boss for $4,500. That seems to be the going price.
     
  11. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    I'd go with new, especially for the amount you plow. Trip edge V's seem to be preffered. Make sure you're truck has the 6k "X" springs on the front. I think manual will be fine. I would have gotten stuck 4-5 times last storm if I didn't have a manual. No rocking back and forth with an auto.
     
  12. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    I would look at a Boss V and then get wings.
     
  13. 90w250mm

    90w250mm Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 42

    Boss 9'2" VXT
     
  14. tysonmatc2

    tysonmatc2 Member
    Messages: 43

    I found a brand new 9'-5" Fisher V-plow that was a Demo for $4,500 does that seem like a good deal?
     
  15. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    That's an awful lot of plow for a few driveways, but Fisher makes a hell of a plow.
     
  16. tysonmatc2

    tysonmatc2 Member
    Messages: 43

    That's kind of what I was thinking too, I was thinking an 8'-6" V would be more practical for what I do.... I am in the hopes of being able to find a 8'-6" for closer to $4k if I can find a demo in that come spring.
     
  17. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Make sure your front springs are up to snuff before you mount anything. You want a 5200 FGAWR.
     
  18. tysonmatc2

    tysonmatc2 Member
    Messages: 43

    Ok guys, getting it narrowed down. Here is what I have found let me know what you think? Both are brand new from Dealers.
    9'-6" Fisher Painted V Plow $4,699 without shipping (I would have about $100 in fuel going to get it)
    8'-6" Fisher Stainless Steel Xtreme V Plow $4,415 Delivered
    Both include all wiring and truck mounts.
     
  19. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    Personally, I would vote for the 8' 6" plow. It will be a little friendlier to your truck and should be more than enough for what you need. The bigger one will just be a bigger PITA.
     
  20. tysonmatc2

    tysonmatc2 Member
    Messages: 43

    Kind of what I was thinking too. My only worry with putting a plow on that truck is getting stuck, but I will just have to be careful I guess.