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93 f150 4x4 4.9 getting hot with plow on

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by cguslick, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. cguslick

    cguslick Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Im new at this and thought i would ask everyones opinion, i have just put a western cable operated 7.5' plow on my truck, i took it out on its maiden voyage to see how it would drive with plow on the temp guage before the plow would always stay at about quater of the way to hot, with the plow on going about 55mph it climbed to about three quarters, and than i went home, took the plow off drove it around it stayed at quarter again i am just assuming the plow was not letting the air get to the radiator, i will try to get the plow lower to the ground like 4-6 inches and try it just wanted to get everyones opionion so i can put my mind at ease thanks for looking
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Angle the plow when driving and it will let more air in. Also the higher the blade is the more air gets under it.