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Ford's 4.9L "Big Six" for plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by AB Lawn Care, Nov 17, 2000.

  1. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care Member
    Messages: 93

    I was reading the thread in the ford forum.And was interested in the fact that the 4.9L has more torque that the 302.Does anyone know if that engine is strong enough to plow snow????Has anyone used that engine for plowing?????
  2. DaveO

    DaveO PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Ma.
    Messages: 299

    300ci six

    That's what my Ford has. Also has the granny gear 4spd. Pushes snow excellent, decent on gas. Has a ton of torque down low. It's NO race truck , but it sure pushes snow, tows weight real well.


    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    I've got two of them, and really love 'em. You won't gain much on gas, I get maybe two or three more mpg with the 300 over the 351, but it is something. The best part of the 300 is its longevity. They are bulletproof. Lots of pushing power for snow as well.
  4. Lazer

    Lazer Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    All of our (gas) trucks plow in low range. Add that to the fact we do driveways and commercial and most of the commercial work is done with loaders. I'm fully convinced I'd be plenty happy plowing with a 6 cylinder.

    BTW: The 300 has more torque than the 302 because of fewer cylinders. Whenever you add cylinders you need to add CI to get your torque.
  5. Skookum

    Skookum Member
    Messages: 59

    Those Ford 6's are great for low end torque. They will pull and push like a tractor.
  6. landscaper3

    landscaper3 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    I agree with all the 300/6 is a better motor.