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Got Stuck!

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by kawahl101, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. kawahl101

    kawahl101 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I have a new F350 King Rranch with a new Boss VXT 8.2' plow. I have approximately 9000 miles on the truck and this is the first time I have plowed with it. I have approximately 600 lbs in the back over the rear axle. I plowed with it for the first time last evening and got stuck twice plowing my 1800' driveway, in the driveway with not much in front of the plow. I don't want to get new tires but seem to think that is going to be the answer. I have the factory Wrangler 20" on the truck. Any and all thoughts/recomendations are appreciated.
  2. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    dumb question but was your 4WD working properly??
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    ats is a good tire, 600 over is good behind is better.are u geting stuck in the /\ mode or \/
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Work the snow to the sides first then you can go back and straighten your driveway out.

    Let me guess you have a dirt driveway and it's not frozen yet.
  5. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    that would be my first question too
  6. kawahl101

    kawahl101 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Waht I love about this forum is that there are no stupid questions or else everyone would be calling me stupid! Truck was in 4wd low both times. Once plow was in the scoop and the other was in V with just a little snow in front.
  7. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    add another 600 pounds in back of the bed, it'll probably help some. I have 1100 pounds of salt in the back of my duramax right now. Did you lock your hubs in?
  8. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    he should have vaccum hubs take a pic of the driveway And plow in 4 hi see if that works better. Alot of fords wont even go in to 4lo with out being in neutral at a dead stop.
  9. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    What is your cab/engine set up. You need atleast 1000 lbs for starters. Next, never plow in low, that could be your next problem. 4 wheel high only. If you are still getting stuck, then its time for tires.
  10. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Why never plow in LOW?

    Plowing in low will keep you from smoking a tranny in some cases!
  11. Easy

    Easy Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Your best bet is to lock the hubs in. Sometimes the vac. locks will come out, or not work at all. Also, at times they will unlock when shifted into reverse. That is what the dealer told me about my F250 a while back.
    My dealer also recommended I plow in low range, said it was better for the tranny.
  12. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    There is absolutley nothing wrong with plowing in Low Range, if you know what you are doing.

    I think the new fords have nice fat tires, correct? They suck in the snow, I hate them. Your best bet would be to try and find some narrower tires, but you might have to drop down in wheel size to accomplish that.

  13. kawahl101

    kawahl101 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I have the hubs locked and have tried both 4 low and high. I'm convinced after using it the Last few days that it's either weight or tires. I have a water bladder in the back and will have to use something else!
  14. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Dually or SRW? Diesel?

    What do you mean by "stuck"? How stuck?
  15. Chaos

    Chaos Member
    Messages: 53

    Tires might be a good idea, but maybe your technique was wrong.

    First pass should be with plow on an angle to windrow, then take about 1/2 the plow with each pass if there's alot of snow.

    Weight should be on or just BEHIND the rear axle. Never in front (recues efficiency of counterbalance)

    It might just have been too much ice under the tires. Other than chains/studs, not much you can do about that.

    Don't give up!
  16. hinikersnowplow

    hinikersnowplow Member
    from on aol
    Messages: 53

    any one plowing snow in 4 low will be using more fuel no matter what if you watch your fuel gauge it will be dropping down to empty in no time
  17. pkenn

    pkenn Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    General grabber at2.....un-real snow tire....check the ratings on tire rack.... It goes anywhere,and eats up ice...e rated