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ford excursion Diesel who has used this for plowing

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by DAZ982500, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. DAZ982500

    DAZ982500 Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Anyone plow with this type of suv it is a diesel by the way.no plow on it what type of plow would be suitable for this truck.I have a western midweight plow, on 02 chevy that could be swaped out.Any other thoughts on this as a purchase. I am looking at it as a family/work/pull trailer side of things.DAVE
  2. miltonplower

    miltonplower Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 160

    you should be fine because i believe the excursions have 250 front ends and the mid weight will look good on it (i say yes)
  3. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645


    I had a 01 Ford Excursion with the 7.3L PSD, made for a good plow truck. I had a 7.5' RD Fisher MM1


  4. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    Blizzard Plows...!!!
  5. fordpsd

    fordpsd Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    The guy i sub for has a diesel excursion. He has a boss v plow on it and it seems to handle it fine.
  6. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I was thinking about this just the other day, wouldnt it be a long set up and have major blind spot's?

    I like the idea of it because it could be a family rig when not plowing
  7. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    No more blind spots than a 6 wheel dump or truck with a cap on it. I thought about that set up. but the damm things were so expensive with the 7.3 and had to many miles on most of them. I was going to make it a daily driver. This was back in 05 when I was looking for a new truck. All the nice ones were just to far out of range and I dont think any had a plow prep package. So warranty was going to be an issue
  8. noble@esitrucks

    noble@esitrucks Member
    from 20181
    Messages: 92

    actually the excursion is an awesome set up. it tracks very well in the snow and pushes like crazy. as said before the front end is like a superduty model. I don't think you would disappointed.
  9. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    One of my subs runs a V-10 Excursion with a 7.5' Hiniker. I watched this thing push during a 12" snow & it was a tank, no probs pushing. He doesn't care for the blind spots but overall he really likes it.
  10. towpro570

    towpro570 Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    i think a western would look goodxysport
  11. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 718

    doesnt it need a plow prep package?
  12. noble@esitrucks

    noble@esitrucks Member
    from 20181
    Messages: 92

    i dont think they make a snow plow prep package for an excursion.
    no it doesnt need one
  13. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 718

    i know they didnt make one...my moms says right in the owners manual do not plow lol. doesnt it need a different fan or tranny cooler?
  14. noble@esitrucks

    noble@esitrucks Member
    from 20181
    Messages: 92

    the couple of guys around didnt do anything special. they just put it on and went. tranny cooler would definitely help if its 4r100 tranny.
  15. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Why would it?
  16. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    I was told by a couple of installers that the excursion wasnt rated for a plow, it would exceed the axle rating....LOL
  17. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 718

    I dont know, the owners manual states in bold letters, not equipped or designed for a plow lol. Plus i thought you needed a tranny cooler? i guess if its equipped to tow then it would do the same as a plow. What ablout the front end gvw, my f250 came with the lighter front end, but it was made with a plow prep package? kinda odd
  18. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    I have a 2001 ford excursion with the 6.8 and 4:30 gears with a 8' ultra mount western pro plow and this will be my 3rd winter with it on and it plows exellant! I have no complaints. of course it has more blind spots than a truck, but if it is your daily driver, you are use to it.

  19. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    all of the 7.3 ones NEED to have a 6.0 tranny cooler put on them if you want to keep that tranny happy plowing IMO

    otherwise, plow away.
  20. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 718

    See i knew it lol:bluebounc