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2012 F250 6.2 - How big?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by traumabill, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. traumabill

    traumabill Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Looking to replace my 2000 F250 with another one, Dealer had 2012 F250 Reg. Cab Long box on lot. How big a plow can I run on this? My current setup is a Diamond 8 footer. Is it worthwile to go 8.5 with a Fisher HD or Boss Trip Edge? Or should I stick with an 8. I sub for a contractor doing medium sized commercial lots, including banks with drive throughs and some tight spots. The Diamond is not too big for the jobs I do, but may be too small. Thoughts?

    Ford Dealer is also FIsher Dealer, unfortunately my local plow shop (that used to carry Diamond) does not stock any brand with trip edges...

    Truck will be used primarily for plowing with a long tow every now and then, unfortunately diesel just doesn't make sense for me...

    Thanks for any and all help,

  2. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    Put whatever you want on it, all the way up to a blizzard 8611lp. Thumbs Up You may come out ahead upgrading the plow at the same time, as you're going to need a new mount and wiring to put the old plow on the new truck.
  3. traumabill

    traumabill Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks. Going to have to upgrade the plow, old one is shot. I'll be lucky to get the moldboard through the winter without some major welding...
  4. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    We have a whole fleet of Super Duty trucks. I think you'll find 8' just a tad narrow. We run 8' 6" on most of our trucks. You can run 9', but we've got two and they're a bit much. All Fishers BTW.
  5. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,267

    I would go for the 9 if you think it will work in those "tight" places, had a 8 but now since I have gotten the 9 I will never go back.
  6. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    For the money I'd go with an XLS - 8' to 10', plus scoop, or windrow modes. Once you plow in scoop mode (with a V plow or XLS/Wideout/Powerplow) you'll never want a straight blade again.

    If not, get an 8'6" Xblade - nicest straight blades on the market.
  7. weekendwrench

    weekendwrench Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    I have an 8.5 SSXV on my 2011 reg cab long box. Would'nt go any smaller. Just my ¢.02
  8. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    A 9' on a super duty is too much? :dizzy: I won't show you my 2 super duty's with 8611lp's then... ;) I know guys that run 8611 full size blizzards on F350 super duties, now that's a bit much IMO, they're only 1500lbs...
  9. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    plowguy43 is right it sounds like with your type of work you would really benefit from a powerwing plow blizzard 810 fisher xls or western wideout
  10. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 877

    I'd go 8.5' and have wings to make it 9.5' if you want. That's what I use on my 2006 F350 CC with a 5.4l gas engine.
  11. mustangman02232

    mustangman02232 Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    you can go 9', i assume being a sub your paid by the hour though, so it would take you longer with an 8' (more money) and you dont beat the truck as much.

    my family started using fisher back in the 80s (never had any problems) but i do hear alot of good about the BOSS, I would check the price differance. Im very happy with my regular old fisher straight 8 foot
  12. RMGLawn

    RMGLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    As big as you want...


    That's a 9'2" Boss VXT. Weighs in over 900lbs. Truck drops a quarter in with nothing in the bed.
    Wings are going on if we ever get to plow snow this winter.
  13. 2FAST4U

    2FAST4U Senior Member
    Messages: 820

    08 f350 and it has a 8.2 boss with wings, never had problems
  14. Fawcett

    Fawcett Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I've got an 8ft Fisher HD on my 2012 F350 Reg Cab XL. Sometimes I wish it was bigger, though a 9ft straight blade might be overkill. If you're spending the money on something new look into the v style plows. I know I will next time.

    FYI the F250 and F350's have the same front end so you could save a few bucks with a F250 and the 10,000lb package. I live in Ma and I would have saved a couple hundred a year if I got a F250. Just food for thought.

    Mine is optioned with a 4x4 lever on the floor, the e-diff, power windows/locks, heated mirrors, sliding rear window, vinal bucket seats (cheaper than the cloths but more comfortable), and Michelin 285-75-18 tires. The truck has amazing grip in the slipperiest of conditions. I looked for months at used trucks and after buying new I feel as if it was worth every penny. Good luck!
  15. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,267

    fawcett is that a killer truck man!
  16. Fawcett

    Fawcett Junior Member
    Messages: 26


    Thanks, I don't have any pics with the plow on but here is one with my landscaping/karting trailer and the other one was taken at Hull Gutt
  17. Harford13

    Harford13 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    How's that 5.4L push that 8.5 with a full scoop in front of it?
  18. CornerStoneProp

    CornerStoneProp Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    My 5.4 with 8'6" SnowDogg V runs out of traction long before power. I have never had a problem moving a lot of snow long distances.
  19. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,267

    nice pics fawcett