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4.6L V8 strong enough for V-plow? mike 9497 please read

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by lawnkid, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. lawnkid

    lawnkid Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Hey all, I am looking into buying a 1999 Ford F-250 4x4 (not a superduty, same as mike9497's truck). I was wondering, it has a 4.6 L V8 under the hood. Would this truck be strong enough to put like an 8 1/2 ft. Boss or Western V-plow on it? I would like to know what this truck's abilities are before I buy it. I have seen it and it is in perfect condition. Again it's the exact same truck as mike497 has.

    mike9497, if you have any pics of your truck with the plow on I would like to see if you can get them on by tonight. If not oh well.
  2. SYL

    SYL Junior Member
    from ottawa
    Messages: 14


    I'm no plowing expert but I do know Ford trucks pretty good.
    I have never heard of a LD F250 (1997 to 1999) or F150 7700lbs package (2000 and up) with a 4.6 I'm almost positive than only came with the 5.4. If it's a 4.6 you might want to check GVWR on the door frame to make sure you don't get fooled.

    But then again I have been wrong before!!!

  3. phillyplowking1

    phillyplowking1 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    It could handle a 7.6' boss V fine but no way a 8.5>way to heavy.
  4. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    I would put a 8.2ft boss v-plow on the 4.6l ford. im sure it can handle and 7.6 is way to small for a f-250. 8ft is the smallest that can be put on a f-250 ford or any 3/4 ton truck. maybe you should look into a sno-way v-plow because they are a little lighter then the boss v-plow:)
  5. phillyplowking1

    phillyplowking1 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    Meyers its a light duty f-250. So your saying to put a 8 and a half foot plow on a truck thats the same size has a f-150. Has I said before a 7.6 boss V is the most you want on that truck.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    i run 7.5 on my two f-250

    easier to carry, less stress on the truck
    id rather make a couple more pushes
    than break the truck
  7. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    ok mike 9497 has the 250 with a western 7.5 plow and its fine hes enough snow out of the way i wouldnt go anymore than 8 ft but i think thats really pushing since he has timbrens on his truck nowit handles good stick with the 7.5 im talking to him now ill tell him you want his info but im pretty sure hell tell you the same thing
  8. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466


    okay i have a 97 f250 LD with a western 7.5 ultra mount 4.6L.now you say yours is a 99 f250 right?? well thats a 250 HD not SD.this truck his more beefy than the 250 i have.a 8ft would work okay on this unit if its the HD or SD.your not going to hang a V plow on mine or the 99 f250 HD.they stopped making the F250 LD after 97

    i will have the plow on after thanksgiving.are you sure its this truck here??? it looks like a 150 body style right.if so than its a 150 HD and you can only get a 7.5 lite service plow.now the western standard plow will fit along with the fisher and meyers blades work well also

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  9. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466


    you sure this is the same truck your looking at??

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  10. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    thats a 7.5 western ultra mount

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  11. lawnkid

    lawnkid Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Yes sir, that would be the one, but I decided to forget it because there are better deals and plus the guy selling it was pushing it a little to quick. Truck looks great anyway :D
  12. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    can't be a 99 f250 LD then they don't make them.must be a 150 HD.save up and get a true 3/4 ton like a 250 super duty.then you can get a V plow they only made the LD 250 in 96/97
  13. phil7468

    phil7468 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    here is a 99' f250ld

  14. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    thats a 150 with the 250 label.im telling you i worked for ford and the last year was 97 for the 250 LD.what size rear is it the 9 or 11.2 inch
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2003
  15. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,141

    I don't work for Ford but do install Fisher plows and they make a mount for a F-250 LD thru 99'.In 00' they went to a "heavy" half ton.I base this completely on plow mounts so it's not the gospel:p ,could be wrong
  16. BWinkel

    BWinkel Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Arc is right. They have the F250 LD listed in there kit selection guide through '99.

    Messages: 82

    I may be wrong but I was told the only difference between the light duty 250 and heavy duty 150 is the tag on the side. At some point ford decided to change its title.I have the 150 heavy duty (7700 series) and I never could see a difference in the two? Anyone know for sure?
  18. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    from what the dealer told me that i use to work for.people loved the f150 body style but wanted a truck with more payload and what not so ford made the f250LD through 96/97 then because sales were low from the higher price and because there not a full size 3/4.they did away with it and just made the 150 with two types of packages LD and HD.now back in 96/97 the 250LD had a 11 inch rear and a heavier sup.most 150 came with the 9 inch rear.not a big difference at all.but my 250 LD holds a heavier plow than a 150 could .150 had problems back then holding plows