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would my current truck be good to use

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by bigmike1289, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. bigmike1289

    bigmike1289 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    i have a 1982 ford bronco with a 4 speed manual transmission the truck is in good shape and the guy who i bought it from dropped a 351 winsdor in it the truck runs great i was just wonder if this truck would be good for plowing and what brand plow and other items i should get to be ready for this coming season also the truck has a 4 inch lift with 33/12.5/15 tires i bought the truck to go offroad but my uncle has been plowing for 2 years and says i should look into it
     
  2. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    it would be fine for plowing. a manual trans will get annoying. also any 7'-7.5' plow would probobly be fine on it.
     
  3. bigmike1289

    bigmike1289 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    i have no problem with manual trans i know how annoying it can get. any particular brand of plow that u would suggest
     
  4. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    Oh boy!:dizzy: Depends on who you talk to, everybody on here has there own opinions, a good way to start is to see who has dealers in your area.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    Find out what brand you can get service for. The best plow in the world is nothing but a boat anchor if it's broke down and you can't get parts.

    You'll need to run ballast and I would suggest timbrens. Matched with the right 7'6" blade Broncos can make great driveway machines.

    You can run about any plow (with in-reason) on that truck, it's to old to be effected by the FVMSSA.
     
  6. bigmike1289

    bigmike1289 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    yea i pretty much only want it to do drive ways anyway thanks for the help
     
  7. bigmike1289

    bigmike1289 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    whats fvmssa?
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Federal Vehicle Manufacturers Safety Standards Act, The part that effects snowplows is 105 Brake Certification. Limits certain vehicles as to the amount of weight they can carry on the front axle. a 7'6' blade would be excellent.

    The only issue is your truck is lifted, research to see if you can find a mount that will work with the lift kit.
     
  9. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Get some fans and some rear heat to keep the back and side windows from fogging up.
     
  10. bigmike1289

    bigmike1289 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    what is like the average cost for a plow like around 3,000 new?
     
  11. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Since your truck has a lift kit, I would look at a Boss plow because there plow mounts are adjustable.
     
  12. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Like used. researching today I heard everything from 4,700 to 5,600
     
  13. bigmike1289

    bigmike1289 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    also i have a winch bumper on it do u think i would be able to put a plow on it or would the winch bumper stick out to far