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350 Ford Dually Diesel Snow Plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by pro900u, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. pro900u

    pro900u Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I am considering buying a Ford Dually short bed that
    is a 350 diesel. Can you use this truck to start a snow plow
    business. How well do they manuever. What size of plow
    would work that would allow for the snow not to stick to
    the blade?

    thanks to all who can help with this answer.
  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    there fine i have several partners that own them i have seen 8 and 9ft blades on them :bluebounc
  3. pro900u

    pro900u Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    thanks for the reply. also they are selling an extended
    warranty. as I have not ever owned a diesel truck
    before, I am not sure about the usefullness of this
    I have had plenty of 4 wheel drives in the past but
    never a diesel.
  4. smwmarc

    smwmarc Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 14

  5. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    yea thats a great truck to plow with. a 9ft blade is the best plow size for it. add timbrens to help the suspenion out with handleing the plow. you will love owning the diesil:)
  6. jpl

    jpl Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 39

    Go with a Blizzard. Get Wide!!!!!!!!!!!

    HDROCK Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I would not worry with the extended warranty if its a 7.3 Power Stroke my dad has a few of these for his business. He has a 1996 F350 4X4 with the 7.3 and a 2002 F550 7.3. The 1996 has 150,000 miles and no problems. The 2002 has 46,000 no problems. Now if it was the 6.0 Power Stroke I myself might consider it, but Iam pretty sure they come with a 5 year 100,000 mile warranty from Ford Standard
  8. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    Definately "GET WIDE" and "GET BLIZZARD". You should have no problem with a 9ft. or better plow. Turing might be tricky. Take the inside dual off for a little better traction. Just some thought.:D
  9. Joey D

    Joey D Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    It must be a crew cab as well , correct? Go with the Blizzard as the extra width will help out when turning plus the box for moving snow where you want to.
  10. CPSS

    CPSS Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    If you're going to order it, get the "snow plow prep" package. It increases the front springs. Also get the dual alternators, it's only around $300 but gives you a lot more amps. As others have stated, be sure to get a wide enough plow. When turning with the dually, anything less than a 9' plow will be driving your rear wheels over the windrow. We use the Powerestoke diesels exclusively as our plow trucks ( we have 3 now, a 1997, 2001, 2003 all F-250's).
  11. rnblase

    rnblase Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    A Blizzard 810 would work Great on that Truck

    $4300.00 Cash & Carry