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Im new here... maybe this isn't the right spot for this, sorry if it is. New to truck plowing, always used an ATV. Working on putting an older meyer plow on my woods truck ('05 f150) and i reallly Need to keep clearance as high as possible with the plow off. I'd like to go ahead and fab up a skid plate/crawler bumper that incorporates plow mounting ears and the pump support. Something like a big boy version of this...https://www.summitracing.com/parts/...A27CJQqpi9AAUpLxb1F0EBsoNox50FToaAiFmEALw_wcB.

Anyone done anything similar? Disadvantages of tucking the plow under the truck as much as possible?

Bonus points for roasting the noob for using a 1/2 ton to plow...
 

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Need to keep clearance as high as possible with the plow off.
Most plows need to have 12-16?? Of ground clearance to the center of mounting.
The plows' A frame needs to be as level as possible.
If you need height, might have to do custom custom fab.....or look into different options.
 

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If I am understanding you right, you want to move the plow mount further under the truck. You can't though. The mounts are invariably engineered to put the tower within a few inches of the bumper/grill/etc. Moving it back any further would result in either the plow not going on at all, or it would crash into the truck.
 

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Yes. It will be alot of custom fab. Maybe rmovable plow mount that pins into a custom skid plate err something.
If its gunna be that much work/time, its gunna be better and cheaper in the long run to just get a dedicated plow truck....imo
 

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If I am understanding you right, you want to move the plow mount further under the truck. You can't though. The mounts are invariably engineered to put the tower within a few inches of the bumper/grill/etc. Moving it back any further would result in either the plow not going on at all, or it would crash into the truck.
I was only going to move the a frame attachment closer to the axle, leave the plow out near the bumper or where the bumper used to be. So lift may be limited by the new angle even then , eh?
 

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K, actually nvm. You guys want a custom high clearance plow frame build thread on this forum? Or just have a moderator obliterate my account rn.
Sounds like you want your cake and eat it to.

Well sometimes you cant have that in a dual purpose truck.
You want high ground clearance.....
You wanna move back mounting points..

Well plow manufacturers design these mouths to work with dot and ntsa standards. Not many pple need to fab up different points of attachment, so not many answers here.
 

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"Hey op, wouldnt it be easier to buy a new f250 and a boss plow? Then you can keep your cool off road woods truck in the woods"

"Hey op, its really fun and an excellent use of time and energy to take the entire plow hoop and pump off when u wanna go in the woods "

"But why tho"


I suppose op should have specified more clearly, hes doing a custom skid plate mount and wants to know if its been done before. And if changing distance between the front axle and the ENTIRE PLOW ASSEMLY will affect anything with plow performance, as hes already made the clearance and obviously makes the truck more compact and takes leverage off the front end
 

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Sounds like you want your cake and eat it to.

Well sometimes you cant have that in a dual purpose truck.
You want high ground clearance.....
You wanna move back mounting points..

Well plow manufacturers design these mouths to work with dot and ntsa standards. Not many pple need to fab up different points of attachment, so not many answers here.
I asked if anyone wants that build thread here, so that MAYBE someone else could work off ops design when they have similar needs. This is an offroad truck, that doesnt need to meet any standards, other than it has to work, well. And if not, im not wasting my time uploading pics and doing write ups.
 

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Sounds like you want your cake and eat it to.

Well sometimes you cant have that in a dual purpose truck.
You want high ground clearance.....
You wanna move back mounting points..

Well plow manufacturers design these mouths to work with dot and ntsa standards. Not many pple need to fab up different points of attachment, so not many answers here.
And hells yes i want my cake and eat it too. I'll bake two.
 

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I asked if anyone wants that build thread here, so that MAYBE someone else could work off ops design when they have similar needs. This is an offroad truck, that doesnt need to meet any standards, other than it has to work, well. And if not, im not wasting my time uploading pics and doing write ups.
I don't see that anywhere in your posts. I thought you were asking for help/ideas in doing it.
 

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"Hey op, wouldnt it be easier to buy a new f250 and a boss plow? Then you can keep your cool off road woods truck in the woods"

"Hey op, its really fun and an excellent use of time and energy to take the entire plow hoop and pump off when u wanna go in the woods "

"But why tho"

I suppose op should have specified more clearly, hes doing a custom skid plate mount and wants to know if its been done before. And if changing distance between the front axle and the ENTIRE PLOW ASSEMLY will affect anything with plow performance, as hes already made the clearance and obviously makes the truck more compact and takes leverage off the front end
I'm all for watching a guy build his own.

What will the plow side look like?
Your going to have to have the plowframe
At the same orientation as a stock configuration

I home built a couple Custom plow frames you'll learn a lot your first couple times.
 

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I'm all for watching a guy build his own.

What will the plow side look like?
Your going to have to have the plowframe
At the same orientation as a stock configuration

I home built a couple Custom plow frames you'll learn a lot your first couple times.
Thank you sir, i am hoping to be able to keep the same orientation , the plow side will use the standard meyers a frame, blade, trip setup. Im adding wings to a 6' to make a 7'6" overall.
 
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