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Help Getting truck plow ready for the season

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Itsdoubletime, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Itsdoubletime

    Itsdoubletime Member
    Messages: 40

    Hi am new to the business I have a 2000 ford f250 super duty I am just wondering if someone can mayb give me a complete check list of everything I should go over to make sure my truck is ready for the season . Or any upgrades I might want to do to the leaf springs shocks or any thing else for that matter just want to take every precaution I can to avoid breaking down any insight would be helpfull thanks sincerely
  2. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Ball joints, brakes, belts, hoses, tires, bearings, alternator, batteries, fuses, wiring, fluids changed-this includes the drivetrain, shocks, springs, spring shackles, plow lights, trip springs, hydraulic hoses, cutting edges, electrical connections, plow controls, tow strap/chain, work beacons, a few spare parts for your truck and plow and a few tools to install them. That ought to keep you busy for a few days and all of that needs to be done before the snow flies. Fortunately its only July and you've got a few months in case you need to buy parts. Good luck!
  3. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    Ball joints, ball joints, ball joints. Oh did I say ball joints. Also Front hub/bearing assembly, front axle U-joints (get the spicer ones from Jeffs Graveyard parts) SPL 55-3x with no zerk (stronger) if you replace them.
    Front sway bar end link bushings.
    Check all driveshaft U-joints. The front driveshaft likes to rust.
    You did not state what you have for an engine.