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Any REAL light duty plows out there? for 91 f150?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    We have a 91 f150, ive had it for years and its always been pretty trusty, little things here and there break down like coolant line replacements etc.

    The truck is a long bed, extended cab and NOT 4x4. but considering your average f150 these years have "poor" or car tires at best, i think its got 15x7" stock ford lariat rims and 31.5 Bridgestone dueler a/t Revo tires, it does good in the snow with some weight in the bed assuming its not 20" out, got it stuck that day lol.

    We are looking for a 05+ super duty, F-350 diesel crew cab if possible and then im going to have to get either a 8' Boss plow or larger or use my current 8'2" V XT on it and find another for my current F350 diesel.

    We will have two f350s and two f150s in service this year and have a lot of accounts. We will also have the one new tractor and im looking to outfit my smaller tractor as a backup with a little snow pusher of some sort if it got real bad out.

    Now if one truck goes down, theyre all newer/reliable but you know, anything can take you out of commission for hours, bad/flat tire, trans failure, accident, plow failure, etc.

    I want to get something on my old F150 to handle light/small lots if needbe. We have a bunch of lots that are SMALL, like small parking lots and we can plow ever 2-5" 24 hours a day. I know the F150 would push 5" or less no problem. Im not sure about putting a tailgate hitch spreader on it because well the back sits so low, it would drag on the ground lol. But if i could get 2000lbs of salt in the back bed, 50lb bags, it could easily push a few inches with a 7' plow on the front.

    I know every company makes 7'6" plows, do any make smaller, like a 7footer to fit the 1991 F150s? Since its a 2wd front also sits low, id have to get spring spacers or something for it.
  2. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    Boss says they dont recommend any plows for 91 Ford trucks that have extended cabs? just regular cab? why?

    Then even if i put in 91 f150 4x4, still nothing shows up under plow selector

    Once you go to a 4x4 91 f250, almost every plow shows up lol

    A Boss 7' sport duty poly light duty plow is only 372lbs plus the mount weight. If i can raise up the front of the truck an inch or two i think that would fit fine. 400lbs wont make the front sag down much
  3. LTL

    LTL Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    The GVWR is higher with a regular cab. With the extended cab their is alot more weight just with the cab, so if you put a plow on it will push it over the GVWR. We have a Western Poly Pro on ours, its 8 years old and has never given us a bit of problems with commercial use. We put F-250 springs in the front of ours. F-150's make great plow trucks.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2008
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,372

    Fisher makes a good poly plow caled the Home Steader, and Boss makes a realy nice poly plow to.
  5. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Whatever plow you decide on get one under 500lbs or beef-up front end...
  6. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,926

    snoway makes alot of real plows that would fit your truck... pm toby4492