I will soon be having a new westren installed and was wondering how you guys transport them home...The dealer is about a hour and a half away. Do you guys just have it mounted on the front or put in the back?
What are you transporting it with? How big is the cooling system (plow or towing rated)? I don't transport our's on the front of the truck in weather above 80 degrees. Even if the cooling system is big enough to not overheat the engine the transmission could suffer a serious overheat (do you have a tranny temp guage?).
I have used an engine hoist/cherry picker to lift it into the back of the box. It takes a little creative chaining to get it picked up and not scratch too much paint. If you have a new truck I would also set it on a heavy piece of cardboard or plywood so you wont scratch the box floor and maybe even some heavy blankets or carpet on the wheel houses.
Just be sure to take your time and maybe even a little help from a buddy.
EGGY...Just mount it on the truck and drive it home!
I did......didn't want to scratch up my new paint or
bedliner. Just keep an eye on the temp. guage !
BTW; What size did you get ? Straight or V ?
What kind of truck do you have ?
Goood luck and welcome to plow site !
You found the RIGHT place.....geo
Its a ford f250 the plow is a western ultra mount. The dealer told me just to mount it to the front turn it to one side as far as it will go and head home.......I dont have means of getting it out of the bed of the truck.....