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Edge wont push snow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by john r, Sep 29, 2001.

  1. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 256

    When I bought my 88 F350 it came with a meyer 7.5 plow. It also came with about an 8 inch suspension lift, dual shocks, helper springs, urathane bushings, more. Its a work truck so I liked the idea that it could carry more load and when necessary go through some real deep snow due to the added lift.
    Well it finally snowed and put the truck in service. Everything worked fine except when the the plow is left or right approx. 1 to 2 feett in from the outer edge doesn't contact the ground. The mount is standard to the frame. The only thing I could think of is due to the lift it has an effect on the outer edge. Has anyone seen this happen before? Thanks, John Reich
  2. Winterworks

    Winterworks PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 97

    The a-frame must be parallel to the ground. The plow was probably installed prior to the suspension lift. You will have to lower the plow mount.
  3. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Pat is right. Since the truck has been lifted 8", the plow mount needs to be lowered 8". Not only that, if the tires are larger than stock, which I would guess they are, then you need to compensate for that as well. Stock on that truck, I believe was about 31" tall. So if you are running say 36" tires, your plow frame needs to be lowered about 13".

    I have seen quite a few trucks with a custom lowered plow mount. They look funny, but work. Most of the guys that run them, remove the lower mount in the spring, and put it back on in the fall.

  4. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    In order for the plow to trip correctly is another reason to have the plow level. If not you could damaged the plow or the vehicle. I have done lowered mounts for lifted vehicles. Be sure to have the job done by a compentent welder. Avoid welding extensions to the A-frame. A strong extension should be added to the vehicle side.