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ford 2000 f250 frame?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by wiggit, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. wiggit

    wiggit Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    i was told that if you put a plow on a 2000 f250 that it will tear the frame from use . is this true? and if so what would i need to do before i install the plow?
  2. J29

    J29 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    F250 Frames

    My local highway department has several F250s super dutys that they plow with. They all have 8' Fisher MMs and have no special packages other than the factory plow prep package. None have had any frame problems that I have heard from my buddy who works for them. All do heavy plowing on city streets.
  3. wrtenterprises

    wrtenterprises Member
    Messages: 73

    I have had a plow on my 2000 F-250 x-cab for 5 years now. I have yet to notice anything like you mention. The plow is an 8' Western Poly pro.......
  4. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    If you use any truck hard enough, something will happen to the frame. Haven't heard anything about your urban legend though.
  5. zapster

    zapster Member
    Messages: 34

    the only thing you need to keep an eye on is the oil pan

    they do rust out rather quickly :cry:

  6. wiggit

    wiggit Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    thanks for the help. i think my friend was jellious or just being a fart. thanks again your answers have put my thoughts to rest.
  7. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    On the 250--you may run into a wieght problem for the gvw of the front axle-you exceed the safe rating--this is probably what your friend is talking about!-- the dealers of the plows will set you straight---if you have a diesel you will need to upgrade the suspension. If you have a 5.4 you should be all set(they will probably sell you a 7.5')--It has to do with the extra wieght over the front axle! best of luck!
  8. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    Your friend does not know what he/she is talking about.
    The 2000 4x4 F250 and F350 both have the same axles, springs, transmissions, transfer cases, engines and frames. Check the door jamb sticker, it will have a section for springs. My2000 F350 RC LWB has the plow pkg. as well as the trailer tow pkg. the spring code on the door jamb sticker is XB. First letter is the front spring code the second letter is the rear spring code. I would highly recommend the x-code front springs (same as F450 front springs), these are the ones that come with the plow package. Now back in 2000 Ford did not offer the plow package on a PSD in anything longer then a SC, SWB due the the front axle weight.
    The plow dealer is the last place i would go to to find out if the suspension can handle a given plow. All they care about is selling a plow. They have no warranty for the chassis or drivetrain to worry about. If it sits a little low after the install they get to charge you for some fancy bump stops for the truck to ride on. (timbrens):rolleyes: My truck has had a Western 8'6" pro plow since it was new. Absolutely no sagging and no timbrens.
  9. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I thought 99 and 00 250 and single wheel 350 used the Dana 50 front axle and all 350 dually used the dana 60. 01 and up all 350 used the 60.
  10. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    Yes it is true that the SRW trucks and the DRW trucks had different front axles. I am not positive when the D60 came in but I believe it was later then 01, more like 04. But within the context of this conversation, and to make a fair comparison it is assumed we are talking about SRW, and D50 front axles due to the truck in question is a 2000 F250.
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    Don't believe everything you hear, sort of like the internet or the media.
  12. greenscapes inc

    greenscapes inc Member
    from utah
    Messages: 72

    They started putting in the dana 60 is 03 on SWR Fords
  13. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    He might have a f250 LD not a f250 superduty.
  14. J29

    J29 Senior Member
    Messages: 171


    I believe that 1999 was the last year that Ford used the F250 badging for its light series truck. In 2000, to try and eliminate confusion, they simply called it an F150 with the "7700" payload package. Even those could be had with the plow prep. package and I have seen many 150 "7700"s with plows on them. I know a local landscaping company that has 2 of them and plows comercially with 7'6" Fisher RD's. To be fair, I should put that I don't know of any problems they may have had with them though. J.