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10' MC install on F550

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by 06HD BOSS, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Within the next week my girlfriends cousin and i are gonna start the install of a 10' MC on his 05 F550. Before we start im wondering if there are any tricks or helpful hints with the install on this truck. We're doing the complete install, every nut, bolt & wire. Just seeing if theres anything i should know before we go into this. :cool:
  2. Ryno

    Ryno Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I have the same truck with a 9' X-blade. The MC was amazingly slow. You need to start raising it long before you actually need it raised. Good luck though. Post some pictures when its done.
  3. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    i ran one on a f650 a couple years ago...it is slow, but it also weighs about 1500 lbs. anything to know about the install?
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Everything on it is just heavy!! what are you going to move the parts around with? Other than that it is the same hydraulic system as the rest of the product line and i would assume that the wiring and whatnot is just like another ford electronics.....just even more room to work under the hood! :)
  5. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    we got 3 guys and some floor jacks.
  6. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,141

    Mounts are the hardest part of that install,read the instructions a few times before you even start,probably need to jack the truck up to gain clearance between the springs and frame to slide the mount in on each side(this is big fun the first time!)there are trans/oil cooler lines that will probably rub on the bottom inside of the driver side mount,be sure to protect those with a piece of rubber.Take your time and it should be a piece of cake for 2 or 3 guys(I get to do it alone:( )
  7. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Thanks Arc, exactly the kind of info i was looking for.
  8. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Sharp 1/2" drill bit with a good pilot bit on a AIR drill unless you like to break wrist using an elctric drill.
  9. lieutlamson

    lieutlamson Member
    Messages: 68

    If you dont have a 17/32 drill bit in good condition go buy one. You will have to drill around 12 holes total. Other than that just lay everything out and take your time.
  10. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Holy cow :eek:
    Thats why i like my Boss. all bolt holes on the plow frame already had factory holes in the truck frame
  11. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Yea thats because you have a CHEVY!!!!!!!!!!! Western and fisher mounts for a chevy are the same way. Every snow plow mount no matter what the brand on a ford you need to drill holes. :realmad:
  12. nickv13412

    nickv13412 Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    except for the 97 350 i guess haha, i was sooo happy when i found out that i didnt need to drill holes, but you gotta unbolt the shock tower, and the stupid mount is six pieces:dizzy:

    06HD, definelty try to get some pics of the intstall! - Nick
  13. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,141

    Amen! my favorite mount to install,20-30 minutes tops after you've done a few:)
  14. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    will do. he's a procrastinator and wont get in gear till he probably hears theres snow in the forecast. im telling him lets do it while its still somewhat warmer out.