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Would you do it?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Summerlawn, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Summerlawn

    Summerlawn Member
    Messages: 62

    Put a wideout on a 2012 F250 gas? It says it can handle it, but I am worried it will destroy the front end in a year. What do you think.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Go for it,when your done take it off.Don't be a cool guy driving around with on from now until May.
  3. Summerlawn

    Summerlawn Member
    Messages: 62

    The truck sits in a barn when not in use, so not a problem there. Quickmatch says it will fit, but I am still hesitant I will be replacing ball joints every other month. What are these going for these days?
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Never had a problem with my Boss v plow on. U joints were more wrecked by the salt then the plow.
  5. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    Got an 8611 on a 2011 F350 gas. Plow weight is 920 lbs. Not sure but I think there's only a couple hundred pounds difference in the front GVWR from the F250 to 350. We don't drive around town with the plow in all winter though. Truck sits, or plows, period.
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,395

    I run it on a 12 with the 6.7 CC. No problems on my past 11 or 08
  7. forbidden

    forbidden Senior Member
    Messages: 392

    Hit 167000 km on my 08 350, 4 years of plowing and heavy trailer pulling. Just did the ball joints now. I would put a plow on the truck and let it make its' money for you.
  8. PhilFromErie

    PhilFromErie Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    Quick match is VERY cautious. If it says you are ok, you are ok and then some.