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2001 F250 4800 axle rating???

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by adrebs57, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. adrebs57

    adrebs57 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I own a 2001 Crew cab F250 PSD 7.3 and am looking for what would be the biggest plow I could get away with looking for a 8ft or 9 ft boss/western or snoway or blizzard. When I match my truck with their plows online, it tells me I can;t do it?

    The front axle rating is 4800, what does this exactly mean.
    I believe my truck weighs about 7100 without me in it from the dump scale.

    Can I get heavier springs up front to help support the plow?

    If I put on a 850lb plow and have the required ballast will this not work?

    Any suggestions?
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    i believe you need a 5200 lb front gross axle weight rating ,for any plow .you will need the heaver springs for sure and also ballast also .
  3. Niteman9

    Niteman9 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    What you need to do is replace the front springs with X-Code springs. You can get them at the ford dealer or on line. This will increase the FAWR to 6000 lbs. This are the springs which come with the snowplow package on F-250 and F-350's. They also came on all F-450 and F-550's. Here are the part numbers you need:

    2C3Z-5310-AF Springs -- $154.32 ea Need 2
    F81Z-5705-ZA U-Bolts -- $15.88 ea Need 4
    N805480-S426 Nut -- $1.86 ea Need 8

    Prices are approximate as they are a little old.
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Your not increasing the FAWR as nothing you do to a vehicle will increase the federally mandated axle weight ratings that their originally equipped with....those are set by the manufacture. Carrying ability yes,..specified axle weight rating no.
  5. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    And dont 99-04 have leaf springs? My 04 has leafs, the 05s start the coil spring. I have the same FAWR as you and im putting on a 1025lb snoway mega blade. Even though those calculators dont say you can do it, you can lol. I added a leaf in the front and may put airbags in, will see how she holds.

  6. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    ya the 99-04 have leafs in the fronts. starting at 05 they put coils in the front. My 03 has leafs aswell and barily squats from the weight of my 8' fisher hd mm2.

    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    A 9 foot Snoway isn't an issue. Snoway will let you go to the 10 ft. I carry a 9' 1" vee on a reg cab long 250 dodge with no additional suspension.