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96 F-250 For Plowing and Salt Spreading

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Bill QT, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Bill QT

    Bill QT Junior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 29

    I just read one of the post where members were bashing each other pretty good about being over weight on a 05 Chevy. I have a 96 F-250 that I would like to put an 8 ft Meyer plow on and a TGS06 Salt Dogg on. The Dogg is supposed to hold 806 lb of salt plus, it weighs under 200 lbs. I would also like to carry some extra salt in the bed. What do members think. And, yes I am a newbie, as one of the members replied on the other post. Thanks Bill. PS, I have added 2 springs to each side of the rear end, if that matters.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    It will work just fine in your truck.
  3. bterry

    bterry Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    Be sure you tires are up to the task. I'd recommend a D or higher load rating, and Load Index in the 90-100 range. They probably are unless someone put really cheap suv tires on it.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
  4. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,247

    I had a 94 F-250 that carries a Boss V-blade. Everything on the truck held up well except for the front end. It had the TTB and the drivers side was always cracking. I know the Boss is heavy but I think I would have had problems with any plow I put on it.

    I had plans to do a solid axle swap but never got around to it.

    It has been said, but really pay attention to your tires. Find some E rated tires if possible. Don't let the tires be the weak link.

    With the blade, spreader and a full load of salt, I scale out at around 13,000. The truck handles it fine but I am within 600 lbs of capacity on the tires. I see a dually in my future.
  5. snow tender

    snow tender Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    you'll be fine. I agree with the tires we used load range E or 10 ply but we were caring a lot of weight.