I relize i will not see any snow in my are till december but I am trying to get a handle on my expenses so id greatly apreciate any help! I own a 2000 f-250 extended cab without a snow plow prep package. (I did not plan on using this truck for plowing when i bought it) Is it safe to install a plow on this truck? all super duties have a transmission cooler standard on them but my concern is with the front axle rating. Most guys I know have plow trucks without "snow plow prep" packages and do just fine.... I guess im just a bit paranoid about this truck. One of the local plow dealers said he would not even install a plow on my truck because of its lack of the snow plow prep package. Im sure I can find somone willing to. I want to know whether I should budget now for a 3,000 plow to put on this truck or whether I should budget for a 10,000 used plow truck. Also I am considering the purchase of a toro dingo for landscape instalations and wandering how they preform with a plow. Any body ever do snow removal with a dingo? Id like to kill 2 birds with one stone if im going to spend 15 grand for this machine. I did a search on both of these issues but didnt find anything conclusive. Thanks for your help!