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Boss 9'2 V plow on F250

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by silvetouch, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. silvetouch

    silvetouch Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    I have a 2008 f250 and i had a western 8' straight blade on it. But i have been looking for a v plow and i came across a 9'2 boss v plow. a couple people told me that it might be too big for my truck, but other people said just beef up the suspension.

    Any suggestions?
    thanks to all!:confused:
  2. midnightrodeo

    midnightrodeo Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I put a 8'2 V on an F-350 with F-550 springs on it and it still squats the truck pretty good. I would be really careful putting a 9'2 V on your truck. Make sure you put some weight in the back of your truck to counter ther wieght on the front. I hope this helps!
  3. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    If its a gas, no problem, Diesel you will need X springs most likely and some ballast, definatly not impossible.

  4. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    It's not impossible...however I am sure it's not recommended without modifying the truck first. I run 8'6" V-plows on 3/4 ton diesels with no problems so I don't think the extra 8" is going to kill you either though...jmo
  5. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Exactly why I said X springs if its a diesel, since the engines much heavier. If its gas then some ballast in the rear should be plenty.

  6. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    in 05 ford redesigned the suspensions on their 250 and 350's. they upped the spring capacities raising the GVW. his truck has a higher GVW than a standard 250 depending on what package he bought.
    are the x code springs still used on the coil sprung front end?
  7. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    There are a lot of F250s out there running with Boss 9.2 V. I have a 1996 diesel with 9.2 on it for the past 9 years. Put timbrens on it.
  8. silvetouch

    silvetouch Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    Thanks. How much do Timbrens go for? Anyone in south east michigan know who installs them? thanks
  9. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    You got a computer, just type in Timbrens and you will find supplier and cost.They dont cost that much. And are very easy to install yourself.
  10. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I put a 9'2" Boss on an 87 chevy 3/4 ton. I bought new 3 leaf front springs for it. That seems to work well with about 800 lbs balast behind the fenderwells in the box. I wouldn't hang anymore plow on it than that though.
  11. TaylorMade

    TaylorMade Junior Member
    from MPLS
    Messages: 13

    We have 3 f250 we put timbrens on them Front and back all the plows are 9'2" we have with no problems.
  12. c.t. lawn care

    c.t. lawn care Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    i have an 02 250 diesel and i just got the 6000# cap. springs from ford... maybe the X spring, anyways even with the diesel engine it only drops about 1/2 in and i am running 9.2 poly v I think you will be fine with an 08 expecily if it has the plow prep.
  13. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    I know guys with light duty 2500 Chevys with 9'2" boss' on them. No probs that I know of.
  14. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    I have a 03 F350 6.0, with a 9.2V.....I know its up there but nothing too bad. next year i am doing air bags on all ends tho as I am adding a salter to the back. Just know its going to be heavy.
  15. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    i find that really hard to believe. i have a 2000 f-350 with 5200 lb. front end (stock f-350 leafs) and my truck doesnt squat much at all when i have my 9'2" poly up .

    Silvetouch- open your driver side door and look at the tag on the jam and see what your front end is rated for. i know the older superdutys were either 4800lbs. or 5200 lbs, like mine. also timbrens wouldnt be a bad idea, this is extremely possible to do for you, a little ballast wouldnt hurt either. let us know what you do.
  16. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    central parts warehouse has them for around 165...