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9.5' V plow on F250?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by blee1ash, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. blee1ash

    blee1ash Senior Member
    Messages: 107


    I have a '97 Ford F250 HD and I'm looking for a used V-plow. I have not found any 8.5 footers in acceptable condition, but have found 2 - 9.5'. The 9.5 foot weighs 950 lbs, 60lbs. more than the 8.5'.
    Do you think this would be too heavy for my truck? I'm shure the 8.5' would not be a problem and at only 60lbs difference I don't think the 9.5 would be too much, but I'm looking for other opinions.
    I currently have an 8' straight blade that weighs about 725lbs and the truck handles it with no problems. When I raise the current polw and stand on it, which would equal about the weight of the 9.5' V the truck only squats about another 1". I was just wondering if the bouncing while transporting down the road would be too much.
    I think I would also add timbrens to the front suspension if I decide to go with the 9.5' V.
    Any one got any opinions, or currently have a 9.5' V on a F250?

  2. purplehavoc

    purplehavoc Member
    Messages: 97

    I ran a 9.5 footer on my 92 F-250 with out any problems,but my truck had 3 leafs
    in the front,some only have 2.
    Mine was ext.cab long box,and handled the difference in weight fine compared to
    the straight blade i ran previous.
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I have a 9 1/2' V on an F-250 dually and it handles it fine Make sure to carry ballast in the bed.
    I have a 8 1/2' V on an F-250 and carry 600lbs of ballast in it
  4. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

  5. blee1ash

    blee1ash Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    It is a wrecker 4X4 conversion and works VERY well.