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Does anyone plow with a Ford FX4?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by recon1924, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. recon1924

    recon1924 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    In the past, I've been plowing with a 1998 2500K Chevy 4X4 with a Western 8' blade. I'm thinking of selling that truck and getting my wife a car. I drive a Ford FX4 for work and I'm wondering how I would do putting a fiberglass plow on that and plowing my father-in-law's restaurant parking lot. We average about 3 inches a snowfall, with the snow sometimes being a bit slushy. Does anyone use this set up or does anyone have any advice? The 1998 Chevy only has 55,200 miles on it, but it's getting up there in age, and I'm not sure I want to put any repair money into it.
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2009
  2. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Is this an F-150 or F-250 Fx4? It doesn't really matter, but the 250 would be nicer to plow with. It's a little more heavy duty.
  3. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    My 350 is an FX4.
  4. whiteford06

    whiteford06 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I plow with my FX4 F350 and it works just fine what year is it
  5. recon1924

    recon1924 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    it's actualy a ford ranger FX4..
  6. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Well that's a pretty small truck. But it can be done. Make sure you plow with the storm. You probably won't be able to plow 8" with a Ranger. Maybe not even 4". Don't know for sure. I would get a bigger truck.
  7. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    I thought you were a Western guy... Here you are promoting Fisher :p
  8. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Oh boy! I shoulda said "Plowing ahead of the storm" lol. At least I wasn't promoting Boss....:rolleyes::p Besides Fisher is alright.
  9. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Who manufactures fiberglass plows?
  10. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    I plowed 15" with my 99 Ranger didnt want to but I was at work for the storm. It took me a little extra time to get through it. Like everyone said plow with the storm and you will be fine.
  11. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    Rangers do the best that they can for their size. A good operator can plow a roadway with them, you don't want to plow parking lots with them. They take 3 times as long for normal driveways as well, but are great for townhome drives. They problem with them isn't the ranger, but the plow that goes on the ranger is to light... which is sort of the problem with the ranger.
  12. 7879fordplower

    7879fordplower Member
    Messages: 49

    I'd keep the Chevy,55,000 miles is nothing on these trucks. I have a 99 k2500 4x4 that just turned 191,000 miles and all i've done to it is a water pump, starter and alternator other than normal stuff like oil changes, brakes, and tires.