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04 f250 v plow

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by spsbrian, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. spsbrian

    spsbrian Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thinking of mounting a 8'6" Western v plow on a 2004 f250 with 6.0 powerstroke. This is not manufacture reccommended. Has anyone done it and what are the results.

    One truck is reg cab and the other is super cab short bed. thanks.
  2. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    What is the front axel rating on each truck??
  3. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Ford doesn't recommend it beacuse of the weight of the diesel engine.
  4. spsbrian

    spsbrian Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    F 250 O4

    5200 Lbs Is The Front Axel Rating.
  5. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Mount it :nod: Ford doesn't recommend ANY application for mine because of the diesel and the long wheel base. Do you think I listened to them? :nono:
  6. Bubba-plow

    Bubba-plow Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    8.5 EZ-V Plow

    If you follow the guide lines that fisher post on their e-match, you'll find they suggest a 7-1/2' plow only. 750 pounds of counter weight is required in the rear of the truck. Only if you were hauling a sander, say 2.0yd, would you be close to counter weight of having a v-plow on the front. There are a few reason they do not recommend it. To much weight on the front axle can and will affect your braking in sudden & emergency stops. What happens is that the sensors in your braking sense transfer of weight in the front axle but not the rear so that the front brakes would only apply in these situations. Ford does not recommend it because when they did their crash testing, they had 5 dummies in the truck. Who plows with 5 people? It is your truck. Forget your warranty on the ford if something major happened.
  7. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    I have an 01 PSD extended cab long box with an 8.5' western MVP.
    Just had to add a leaf to bring the front up.
  8. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I have an extended cab long box too. The turning radius sucks but the 8' box is a lifesaver.
  9. plowed

    plowed Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    Install a set of X code springs (unless you already have them) with Timbrens and you should be fine. Regarding the warranty, my understanding is that they have to honor warranty claims, unless the plow directly causes an issue, and that they can prove it, then it's your dime.
  10. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I added a spring to each side of my front end and it raised it about 3 inches. Now it doesn't hardly drop at all with the blade on.
  11. snoluvr

    snoluvr Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 266

    I would purchase an extended warranty from Wynn's or somebody for the drivetrain, Ford will check front end for signs of a plow, and void the warranty.
  12. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    So what? Its got a ultramount frame on it. Are you going to drive it into the shop with the plow on? Every truck I own runs plows over the warranty sixe. Never been an issue to get warranty work done. They see the Fisher mount but they also want me to keep buying trucks from them. You have to be firm and twist their arms a bit.
  13. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    If you can find a plow application that fits your Ford (like a 7'6")

    And as long as ford thinks that it (7'6") is the plow you have, then they will honor the warranty.

    Just take it off before you bring it in to the dealer.

    I never had any problems with my warranty repairs.
    Water pump and power mirror switch.