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97 ford f 150

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by insnow4fun, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. insnow4fun

    insnow4fun Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 43

    from reading this site for about 2 years now, i know i am gonna get bashed. i know a 1/2 ton isn't the best truck to do plowing with, but it is what i have a chance to get. the truck has the 4.6 L v-8 and the 6000 lb gvwr (3400 front, 3200 rear, don't know why they total more than 6000).

    if all of you 1/2 ton plowers had this truck, what would you put on it, and what would you add to it (ie timbrens, airbags, etc). i have figured out, 7'6 straight is the max, i guess i am asking for advice on poly, steel or lexan.

    any additional advice or discussion points would be helpful too. i only plan to do a couple of small lots (ie manufacturing facilities and maybe some residential) would also like to do some subbing (if one needed a 1/2 tonner to do some small lots). am i out of line?

    thanks, and hey, you 3/4 tonners, keep the bashing to a minimum, please...lol
  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i know lots of people who use half tons with 7.5 fishers i wouldnt waste my money on a lexan plow
  3. snowservices

    snowservices Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I have a 98 F-150, with a Steel SnowWay ( I believe the current model is the MT).

    I have had it 5 years and do 30 residential driveways per storm.

    Very happy with plow and truck performance
  4. harley hauler

    harley hauler Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    I have an 02 ext. cab short bed and I'm running a Fisher 7'6" RD mm1.
    Plows with the best of them. No complaints or regrets here