1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

4 yard spreader on a F350?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Bmegaplow, May 4, 2016.

  1. Bmegaplow

    Bmegaplow Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    If I beef up the rear springs with airbags and helper springs, can I run a 4 yard safely on an F350? Has anyone done this or seen this? The truck is an 07 dually flatbed with the full towing package and a 9k lb rear axle. Any feedback is welcome.
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,057

    Tires and axle are also a limitation, plus when/if you get pulled over and the law checks your door tag you're hosed...
  3. Bmegaplow

    Bmegaplow Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    True on the door tag. Risks. My main concern is the weight on the axle and tires.
  4. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    We heap 2 yard spreaders and they sag pretty good. No air bags though. But then you have to think about the extra pressure you're putting on the air bag mounting points.

    Running gear may be an issue as well. Tires and axles.
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    We've ran a 4 yard on our 3500 GMC since the fall of 2000. Been a great truck and has spread 1000's of tons of salt. Not saying it's right to do it but we did.
  6. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    since salt is a little over 1 ton per yard, you will be adding close to 8100 lbs just in salt. toss in the spreader, and you are looking at close to 10,000 lbs sitting on the back of that one ton, which will put it around 6,000 lbs overweight if you get scaled.

    we run a 4 yard spreader in the F550 and it is pushing the limits of safety fully loaded with a 4 man crew at close to 25,000 lbs.
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    But hes got a 9 ton ass he says. :)
  8. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    no, he said it has a 9,000 lb rear axle. that is a standard 350 rear.
    9 ton axle would be 18,000 lbs.
  9. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    A 9 ton ass or 4cy could be defined as Kardashian??