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03 f350 diesel x-blade to much weight

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Jto89, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Jto89

    Jto89 Member
    Messages: 60

    i just bought a 2003 f350 7.3 diesel. the truck is and ex cab short bed and i found an 8' x-blade for it, i was wondering if this was to much weight for the truck. i did a search and didn't really come up with anything so any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    I don't know of any 1 ton trucks that can't handle an 8' blade. You should be just fine and I would imagine there are many users on here who run that exact plow on that exact truck.
  3. bosslover

    bosslover Member
    Messages: 83

    as long as you have the 5200lbs front end you should have no problem at all i have an 8'2" boss v on my f-250 v-10 and my buddy has a 9'2" on his f-350 v-10 and i was told that my truck would handle a 9 foot v with out a problem so long story short your one ton with an 8 foot should not be a problem as long as it has the heavy front end
  4. Enzo

    Enzo Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    oh yeah you will have no problem, my buddy has exactly what your looking at its a Fisher 8ft xblade on an f250 diesel.
  5. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    open the driver side door up and look at the tag on the door jamb it should list front gvwr... it should be eithe 4800# or 5200# ,.... since your a diesel im guessing 5200# ,,,, the 8' shouldnt be that heavy for it, if it does sag too much timbrens are cheap. :cool:
  6. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    it doesnt matter whether its 3/4 or 1 ton that only applies to rear blocks and rear end... a f250 could have a front gvwr higher than a 350 it all depends on how they were configured, alls yea gotta do is check your tag in door jamb, i think 99-04 they ran either 4800 or a 5200 set up, im not sure on 05 +
  7. pkenn

    pkenn Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    if it has an "x" as the first letter under the spring abbreviation on the door sticker....then you have "x" springs (plow package) they are rated at 6000 lbs.