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advice for plow on 08 f150?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by 08f150, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. 08f150

    08f150 Member
    Messages: 33

    I have a 2008 F150 with the crew cab with the short bed. Been thinking about getting a plow just to do 4 driveways, not commercial. I know they don't recommend anything other than a suburbanite or homesteader. Does anybody have any experience with these? If in fact I do put one of these on will it severely screw up my truck?
    Any advice would be great, thanks!
  2. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    used properly they wont hurt your truck. i would buy a snow way or other light plow.
    not a suburbanite or homesteader. we have nothing but problems with them.
  3. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

  4. 08f150

    08f150 Member
    Messages: 33

    Thanks for the advice...I was also looking at snoway, just wasnt sure exactly which one to get. Someone else I spoke to was hesitant to put the plow on a crew cab. Is it not recommended for some reason or does it just have to do with weight ratings? Thanks!
  5. Lil STX Ford

    Lil STX Ford Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    I got and 04 f150, added spacers for lift 2 1/2" and a set of timbrens on front, with a Curtis Trip Edge Approx weight 750lbs on nose with about 500Lbs on tail end... And works awesome for a 4.6, figured the bigger plow would be handy when it's time to trade trucks...

  6. Captain

    Captain Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I have the 7' 4" Homesteader on my Ford Explorer. We just got our first storms this past weekend. I plowed my 17 driveway route 3 times. The plow worked great. I'm happy with it so far, we have another storm tomorrow, and then another coming on the weekend.
  7. slowhand11404

    slowhand11404 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I'm using a SnowDogg MD68 on my 06 F150 Supercrew - so far so good!!!!
  8. stecar

    stecar Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    O8F150---I am6 in northern NJ myself and I have a fischer homesteader for sale. If you want call me 201-602-4590
  9. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    7'6" fisher ld plow
    little bigger than the homesteader but not too big
  10. Sno-Way. It's light and if you go for the downpressure option, it's magic! I have one for my ranger and it's pretty cool.
  11. pelt35

    pelt35 Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    08 f-150?

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    2008 Cadillac & 2008 Ford 008.jpg
    Here are a coupla pics of my 08 with a 26 series Sno-Way w/dp and wireless remote. I LOVE IT!! I have no ballast in the truck in these pics , but I put 700# in the bed and it levels it out nice. If you can find one now you won't be sorry. Thanks Jack in WI

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    2008 Cadillac & 2008 Ford 008.jpg
  12. 08f150

    08f150 Member
    Messages: 33

    I'm leaning towards sno way, I really have only heard good about them. I'm tryin to find a slightly used one. The sno way rep reccomended a 26 series...I was looking on their website and I'm trying to figure out the difference between the 26 series and the MT. Is the 26 series with the 2 point mount?
    Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
  13. stangman35

    stangman35 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    The 26 series has the two pin system,very easy to hook up.
    If your gonna do driveways the downpressure is great for that,and is a sno-way only option.
    26 series weighs about 450lbs for the poly.
    This is the second 26 iv owned,had one on a dakota a few years ago.

  14. ogdenflooring

    ogdenflooring Member
    Messages: 92


    I put a Western Midweight Poly On my 06 F-150, super cab 5.4. Plow weighs only 540#, and the truck handles it just fine. Pushes snow easily, taking in consideration this is a light duty truck, and a standard duty plow, but not a "small plow". Everything you'd need for a handful of driveways or your company's lot. The UltraMount system is so easy.....a monkey can do it!!!


    You should check to see which manufacturers are distributed locally. (which parts are easier to get!!!)
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2009
  15. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175


    you should put Timbrens on the front of that thing! Truck will ride more level and safer b/c the truck will not bounce/bottom out when you go over bumps. And it doesn't affect your ride quality when the plow is off.
  16. ghlkal

    ghlkal Member
    Messages: 83

    Pelt35 - great pics :nod:

    OP, I have a Sno-way 26 and it's a great plow for a light-duty truck.