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Alright here is what I am planning on buying - What do you think? Making a mistake?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by kruser6, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. kruser6

    kruser6 Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 36

    I am getting a 2004-2006 F-150

    I am looking at buying a 7'.5'' Western Poly V plow. The lower weight should an advantage right?

    I am going to put a 2'' lift on it with Timbrens installed as well.

    I am also putting a salt spreader in the bed.

    I hear a lot about putting 500LB of ballast in the back, I am not sure what that means?

    Do you think that this will be a good set-up. I have about 20-25 residential accounts, 2 grocery store lots, and 1 decent sized apartment complex. You all think it will hold up fine or am I making a mistake?
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    With all that weight the only thing your going to have is a planter sitting there .I hope your going to have a bigger truck tow you around.:D
  3. kolkie05

    kolkie05 Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 114

    I have a 06 F150 with the 6'8 Meyer drive pro. It hauled ass last year but also had alot of electrical problems. It still did the job I have a couple of small commercial accounts, residentials, and larger commercial accounts. All in all they say the grvw should be a certain limit but I've seen guys with a full size plow on the f150 and it seems to hold up fine. If I had to do it again I would have gotten a full size western.

    Hope that helps a little
  4. bellcityplow

    bellcityplow Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    That's a lot of work and weight for one half ton truck i stated my bis. years ago doing T@M with a long box 3/4 ton Chevy with a 6.0 and a tailgate spreader and always loaded it with a full skid of salt, I cant imagine doing it with less, and always had a beater with a heater for back up.
  5. kruser6

    kruser6 Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 36

    Ok, I guess I'm going with an F-250. It sounds like I don't really have a choice. May go with a chevy 2500
  6. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Go with a F-250 or a Chevy 2500 with an 8' blade. timbrens and a lift kit if u get a chevy, maybe not on the ford
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    You will kill the F-150 with that much weight. Get a 3/4 or even a 1 ton for the best overall handling truck.