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Bronco Plowing

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Dodgeguy4x4, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. Dodgeguy4x4

    Dodgeguy4x4 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Hey Everyone I was wondering I just got a 1988 Ford Bronco With a rebuilt 351w and a newer 3-speed c6 trans I was wonder if thats a good setup for a 7'-6" western and if anyone plows with a Bronco Like this and how It well it works for them. Thanks

  2. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

  3. Ice Scream

    Ice Scream Member
    Messages: 82

    They work good, just add some timbrens or airbags to the front. Make sure you have a good trans cooler on it. Otherwise for plowing it should work good.
  4. snatchal

    snatchal Member
    Messages: 31

    I miss my Bronco

    Back in 1983 I bought a 78 full sized bronco. (it had a straight front axle:D )
    I put an 8 foot western pro-plow on it. I built 2 foot wings for each side.(no one had ever seen wings around here at that point) I went to the Ford garage and ordered the heaviest set of front coil springs made for a full size ford.
    Put a set of leaf springs on the back off of a 3/4 ton van. Kept about 500 pounds of ballast in the back. That thing was great for plowing. I could turn in small areas with the short wheel base. The only problem was it ate up a lot of U-joints.
  5. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    I had a 79 Bronco with a 7'6" Western. No timbrens or bags. Didn't have ballast either. Was my first year plowing and my first plow truck. That truck was AWESOME!!! That thing would turn around in a phone booth! :nod: I highly recommend them.

    Sold it only because I got a screaming deal on an 88 F150 that I plowed with for 6 years. Yup, a 1/2 ton for 6 years. And that includes the blizzard of 1999 when we got 21" of snow in one night.