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F-650 for plowing?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Brian Young, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Would a F-650 make a good plow truck. I am entertaining a bid thats coming up in a couple seasons (I know its a ways out yet) that requires a 5ton truck and found a couple F650's that are in great shape and was wondering if they would make goo trucks or not.
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We have several fords,350s up to 800s, a few older ones that still run everyday.
  3. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    I'd mount a 5 yard salter on a F-650. In small areas a truck that size can be tedious & oversized. Unless ur going to use it for landscape season, why not get a compact loader/pusher combo instead?
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    We would be plowing roads
  5. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i plowed a very large parking lot with one about 14 years ago. it had central hydos i would put 5-7 ton of salt in it and it would go anywere. also had a 10 foot flink on the front end. we only used it for 3 places but they were all big and open lots were i could just go in circles.
  6. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    Couple of townships around here fun 650's and 750's with front plows and some with side plows. seem to be holding up for municipal plowing so I would think they would work just as fine for you. On the plus side you can often buy an F-650 with a plow and less miles than you can buy an F-550 with no plow for so more money stays in your pocket.
  7. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    I use a GMC 6500 with a 10' plow. Real similar truck. It plow's like a dream. Got to use them in wide open lots but they dont stop!!!!
  8. plowking15

    plowking15 Member
    Messages: 91

    I run a F-550 it has a 7.3 and is a dog. In the 650,I would get the Cat if still available. Auto trans might take more torque to run then the standard. I have the standard,last truck blew a few transmissions. If the truck has a plow and sander,you know it's going to be heavy. I work for a municipal highway dept. plowking
  9. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    To each his own, but I like the f650, not a speed demon by any means. What kind of prices are you finding? I'm leaving for Florida in two weeks to pick up a f650 dump for $8900, has cummings, 50,000 miles, dump. Lots of cheap trucks down there and in Texas.

    Sound like you need a chip or programmer
  10. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    we use a f750 10' muni blade (fisher) and a 4 yard Smith SS salter, works great.
  11. phillyplowking1

    phillyplowking1 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    i run abunch of them awsome trucks i have one 650 powerstroke and new 750 cat both with a meyers and the rest are 650s with cat automatics one has a 10' western and the rest have 10' boss v plows on them . I have them set up with central hydros and under tailgate spreaders . one is a chipper truck with a v plow we put a couple pallets of calcium in the back, shovels and snowblowers . kepts everything nice and dry.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2010