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f350 sturdy enough?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by PJPlowin', Oct 4, 2005.

  1. PJPlowin'

    PJPlowin' Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 5

    I just picked up a '99 F350 Powerstroke dually 4x4. I am wondering if anyone has put a 9.5' V-plow on a truck like this. It has engine mods so pushing the snow does not worry me. Will the front suspension hold the weight? Do I need to beef it up?

  2. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    Do a search first before asking,this has been talked about many many times.There are guys on here that have them on there 250 pickups.I'm not trying to be a d**k but i was asked to price out plowing 8 miles of private roads,did a search and found my answers :cool: It gets boring with the same ?s being asked week after week
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    I doubt you will have a problem. We've had a 9'2" on out Dodge 3500 for over 10 years with what I would consider normal wear and tear. This is a V10, however.

    We are changing some plows around and will be putting our 9'6" Fisher on our F350 SRW, so we'll find out at the same time as you. I will probably install Timbrens to help out.
  4. Team_Yamaha

    Team_Yamaha Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    My father has 9.5' plows on 2 of his F350 4X4 CC DRW, 7.3L PSD. All that he did to his trucks was to put an extra leaf up front. He hasn't had any problems. I have been thinking about an 8611 Blizzard for my 05 F-350 FX4 SC DRW 6.0L PSD.
  5. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    PJP it depends on what the front spring code is. I think a dually shouild handle a 9'6" plow easily. But the snow plow package from Ford uses "X" code front springs.
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    You have to go at least 9 1/2 wide just to cover the tire width when the plow is angled.
  7. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    I use a Boss 9'2" Poly Vee on my 01 F250, so you should have no problem on your F350.

    Just some thought. :)
  8. lawnboy30

    lawnboy30 Member
    Messages: 53

    plow size.

    Consider what you will be plowing, in some parking lots, you would want to go with an 8-1/2 ft. plow, if there will be cars parked there round the clock. With a dually 350 or 3500 all you need is an 8-1/2 ft and it will cover the rear wheels even when you are turning with plow angled.

    9-1/2 will be good for large open parking lots, streets, but that is it.