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got a new ride!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by biga, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. biga

    biga Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    ok here it is...
    97 f-250 got the truck last week installed the spreader yesterday and got the plow installed today.
    all i need now is the snow!!!!!

    truck pic.jpg
  2. biga

    biga Junior Member
    Messages: 8


  3. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Nice:D that set-up ROCKS:drinkup:
  4. biga

    biga Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    one more.........

  5. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Nice looking truck, and I really like the plow. It looks like you could use some help in the front end maybe some add-a-leafs or something.
  6. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    yeah thats a lot of # on that split front axle
  7. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    i have that same truck in a 1993. i am telling you that truck WILL NOTlast a full season plowing. you have the ttb front end. it is not meant for that kind of weight. a 8ft plow is pushing the limits of that front end. sorry to be the barrer of bad news....
  8. biga

    biga Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    this truck actually has 1 ton axles on it but i'm still going to do 1 more leaf and timbrens.
  9. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    dana 60's you mean? if so the truck will be fine. looking at the pictures it looks like the front wheels are caving in?
  10. rob1325

    rob1325 Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    I also had a split axle ford 250 for plowing back in the day, but had 7.5 Fisher on it and thought that was to much for it. You may have some issues with that plow on that truck. I would of put it on if it was a 350 straight axle.
  11. My76f250

    My76f250 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    front end

    These guys are right i have an 89 f-250 with a 4" lift and that same crap front end. lemme tell you its endless problems. i mean im only carryin a 7'6" pro unimount but still. hey good luck:drinkup: :yow!:
  12. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    I had a 93 f250 hd with the ttb. I hung a 8' conventional set up on it and the suspension dropped 3/4"at the most when the pump was put on and the blade up.

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    looks good.....
  14. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 419

    Same problem here, sorry to tell you.

    That is the TTB you can tell from the pics.

    Find yourself a Dana 60, its a bolt on change over. Only problem is it will ruin you $1000 plus for the axle.

    With that plow you are sure to break first heavy storm.
  15. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    Don't even think of plowing with that, as everyone else mentioned, that is trouble waiting to happen with the weight. I had two guys that were my back up plowers last year and when I needed one, I selected the wrong one cause he had a BOSS 8'6 on exact same truck even color, LOL, and his front end took a sh*t on the first job I sent him on, ( with only 31000k on it ) so my second back up guy had to leave his job to help with towing. I don't think those trucks were made for plows, why mess around with changing front ends and all that, if your in a position to do something different I would, just my .02 cent worth.

    All you can do is benefit from everyone's experiences here, I'm not sure if your new to the plowing indusrty or not but these guys here have saved my little butt several times when I started.

    Best of luck to you my friend.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2005
  16. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    Used plow! The way to go! :drinkup:
  17. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    If you maintain your frontend you won't have issues. Check to make sure the axle u-joints are all in good shape, and all the steering components are in good shape. I would def add a add a leaf as you will have a lot of tire wear if not. Grease and maintain and you won't have problems, it will just be more upkeep for you. I beat the **** out of my frontend (half ton) all summer and then beat it with the plow in the winter with 35" tires and the only thing i usually have a prob with are wheel bearings because of so much water in them at the size of the tires.
  18. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 419

    I plowed 2 storms with my 8' Fisher on a F250 with timbrens and it near ripped the front end out, cracked all kinds of things.

    I have been plowing for 10 years, and had at least a dozen different trucks.

    Also it will play hell on your steering box that I assume already has play in it.

    Here is the truck I had....

  19. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    what are those two squares on the plow in the first 2 pics that arn't there in the 3rd pic?
  20. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 419

    The wings extract, making the plow wider.

    The 3rd pic the wings are closed.