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F-350 with Ambulance Package

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by TAUGC, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. TAUGC

    TAUGC Junior Member
    from 07094
    Messages: 2

    Hello I was wondering if anyone had any advice on putting a plow on a 1995 F350 with a ambulance package. Its a extemely heavy truck approx. GVW of 15k with dullie and heavy suspension packkage. Is this a feasbale appication.
  2. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,059

    So was it an ambulance before you got it? I know that anything w/o that package CANNOT be an ambulace. I don't see why one couldn't be a plow truck. Like you said it should have everything heavy duty seeing as ambulances have very hard lives. A 95 has been out of warranty for a while so what could it hurt. It is a heavy duty diesel truck so I'd do it, Good luck!!!
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2007
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    But is it 2 wheel drive?
  4. captfudd

    captfudd Member
    Messages: 88

    I manage a fleet of ambulances of which I have 2 1995 F350's 1 four wheel drive and 1 2 wheel drive they are without a doubt the 2 costliest vehicles we have to keep on the road

    The motor is great, but the transmissions suck they both have about 105,000 and have been totally rebuilt 2 times and if memory serves me correct the torque converters have been done on the 4 wheel drive unit 2 times.

    The rear suspension is crap, we have had to the spring shop etc

    In my 16 years of beeing in the plow business I wouldnt buy anything that was formerly an ambulance for the simple fact of reliability and cost of upkeep.
  5. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i guess we can add ambulances to the list with police cars on the never to buy list
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    It depends on the company too. Our Ambulances are kept repaired and serviced right up to the point they go on a flat bed and go bye - bye. They also use all OEM parts, rebuilt transmissions from FoMoCo, whole axle assemblies. Drums and rotors are never machined <---just replaced. They have 1or 2 transmissions sitting in the shipping cases waiting to be installed at all times.They have that job down pat!