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F550 plow and wing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Catskill Plowin, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Hello, I've just found your site,my first post. I'm getting a new Ford F550 6.0 Auto., I'm looking for a wing like the ones on bigger trucks. It's mounted on the passinger side, seperate from the main plow. I've went on Goggle and found some sites for larger wings but not exactly what I've been looking for.Thanks
  2. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Its called a sidewing.
  3. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
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  4. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Skip the side wing, if your buying a F 550 go to an Upfitter that does muni trucks, and get an Everest plow and wing.

  5. looks kind of light

    Not exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a front mounted tower to raise up the wing to knock the tops off of a bank.Like that you can get into the pass. side door. But it doesn't look heavy enough .Thanks
  6. GeoffD

    Do you have a link?
  7. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
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  8. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Scroll down for the pics.
  9. Thanks QMVA for the links. In the posts I found the link for www.hpfairfield.com I think he has the set up I'm looking for.
  10. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    i agree with geoffd go with an uplifter, that truck will do fine with it. sidewing is good but too small and light in this case:nod:
  11. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    I thought that side-wing was going to offer a bigger side-wing specifically for the f450 and f550. I believe it was going to be 18 " longer. :D :D
  12. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Everest does not have a website that works. However any truck upfitter that does muni trucks will be able to point you in the right direction. What state are you in?

    Skip the sidewing, it will not last on a F 550

  13. NYRookie

    NYRookie Member
    Messages: 41

    I don't know how far you are from Albany, but try Arrowhead Equipment in Colonie. They put on my last 2 plows and they do some big stuff. They also do bodies, sanders and other stuff.
  14. Side wing

    GeoffD that link I found hpfairfeild.com is in "New England" some where.They have Everest plows and wings,I send for info. I agree,that sidewing is to light for the work I do . NYRookie I'll look for your guy in Colonie,thats about two hours north of me.What do you think of your X-plow?Thanks
  15. JElmWin

    JElmWin Senior Member
    Messages: 232


    If Arrowhead is 2 hours north then Bonesteel in Kingston should be closer. You might also want to check out dealers in Poughkeepsie.
    If you do decide to travel to Albany skip Arrowhead and go to T&T/Body King in Latham. If you want reasons I've got dozens from many of their former customers. Nothing I wish to post but I'd be happy to P.M. them to you.
  16. Side wing

    JElmWin, Bonsteel is about an hour from me,would be better for me also.I know they have Fisher Plows , do they have bigger stuff? Any web site?Thanks
  17. JElmWin

    JElmWin Senior Member
    Messages: 232

  18. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    My employer does a lot of Business with HP Fairfield, however there closest branch to you is in Mass. Long story short they have very high quality work, and a great sales team.

  19. sidewing

    sidewing Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Hi Catskill Plowin:

    If you don't mind, I would add my 2 cents to your wing decision.

    FYI, I work for Sidewing, so have a clear bias in that direction. I have also seen, and admire, both H.P. Fairfield and Everest's products. They both make excellent wings, and are great companies.

    When you are looking at wings, I think you need to look at the following:
    - cost
    - complexity (of installation and operation)
    - ease of removal
    - front axle weights and forces

    In particular, and for the size of truck you are looking at, the last point should be critical. There is no question that a front-mounted wing will push a lot of snow. However, on an F550 it is a lot of additional weight to load onto the front axle. Typically this combination will put the truck a thousand pounds or more over its front axle limits. And, you have some 14-16 feet of blades pushing sideways, often very hard, against your 2 front tires and suspension.

    One of the areas we run up against in selling Sidewing is that people have tried to use wings before on lighter-duty trucks. In almost every case, they loved the wing but couldn't stand the constant front-end maintenance the extra weight and forces caused. Sidewing solves this problem by balancing both the weight of the plows and the forces through the entire truck.

    Both Arrowhead and Bonesteel either have installed Sidewing or have a demo truck now, and can show you the differences between a front-mounted wing and Sidewing. That should give you a pretty good base to make an informed decision.

    Kind regards,

    Reg McGuire
    Sidewing Snowplows
  20. UpstateDzlGuy

    UpstateDzlGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    How would the SideWing mount to a truck with a dump body or flat deck? I know that the front mount wings do not interfere with the bed area.