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Are 8'2" V plows wide enough for dually Ford F350s?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    Do you NEED a 9 footer or larger or do most guys just get them because the truck can handle them? Is a dually 06 F350 too wide for an 8 footer?

    What id want to do, is use my 07 8'2" V XT on a dually f350 that i used on our single rear wheel F350 last year and put a straight 8' Boss super duty plow on my 06 single rear wheel f350 for this winter until we can splurge for more V plows.

    Id like to eventually get a 9'2" V XT an 09+ model boss plow on the dually f350.

    Keep in mind when turning, the dually is a crew cab short bed, so its no longer than our current extended cab/long bed is.
  2. Mysticlandscape

    Mysticlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    The rear tires will be in unplowed snow....
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    If you already have the plow then just add a set of wings. If not then look for a bigger plow.
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    But it is wider...

    Will it work?...Sure it'll work. Is it ideal?...no.
  5. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    I would say add wings but I'm not sure if they have wings for the XT's.
  6. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    yeah i dont think so, but from what youve all said above, a dually ford superduty rear wheels are wider than 8'? Are we talking an inch or two or both outer rear wheels are going to be on unplowed snow?

    If i have to get at least a 8'6" straight or 9'2" V i will, id rather not have to shell out the cost of a brand new plow, those dont come by "very new/used" often ya know.
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Your 8.2 vee is only 88" in the vee position...which is a good deal narrower than 8' regardless. Like I mentioned, it'll work but you won't be happy with the results.
  8. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    I have an F-350 dually and it is 95" from outside of tire to outside of tire. Technically a 9.2 boss V is only 92" in scoop mode, so you wont even cover your tracks in that mode, or don't put it in full scoop mode. I just got a Snoway Mega V and it wouldn't cover my tracks with there 45 degree scoopwings, I would have had to go with thw 9" straight wings to cover my tracks in scoop mode. So I made my own http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=70072

    You will want an 8.2 with wings or a 9.2 that you won't put in complete scoop mode. JMO
  9. GreenManEnvy

    GreenManEnvy Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    This may be completely obvious, but it sounds like you already have the 350 with the dual rear wheels and the 8'2" V, so if you can get a hold of a measuring tape, you can verify it ~ just measure from the width from the outside of the tires and compare that number with the plow in scoop and/or full V, and you'll see for yourself if those numbers will work for you.
  10. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    A tape measure is such a wonderful tool. :jester: