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How to check if truck had plow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by TerrForms, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. TerrForms

    TerrForms Member
    Messages: 80

    Looking at buying a ford f350 4x4 used. Any way to tell if the previous owner had a plow on it? What should I look for? This truck is about 180 miles away and the dealer said he didn't know.
  2. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    I would imagine there would be some holes in the frame in the front.
  3. In2toys

    In2toys Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Look for wear marks or fresh paint on the frame. Look for holes in the dash or cab area where a controller might have been mounted. Best bet would be the wear marks though...
  4. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    Yup, that should be a dead give away.
  5. mansf123

    mansf123 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 817

    if the bumper is cut where the mounts go
  6. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    or if there is alot RUST under truck. from road salt.. :nod:
  7. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    That would come just as easily from just driving around.

    And what others said, look for wear marks and such on the frame, or a cut out or missing air dam (plastic piece under the bumper). Most trucks these days don't need holes drilled in the frame for plows, they come with them from the factory, so that isn't a dead giveaway.
  8. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    painted frame were the mount was, random hole in fire wall for wiring, holes in dash and floor were the controler might have been mounted, valance cut for the mount to clear, alot of rust underneath the truck.