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i need advice for my 1999 f250

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by mzamboli, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. mzamboli

    mzamboli Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Hello every one i need help, i have a 1999 f250 with a front axle weight of 4000 lbs , but western said for me to get a 8' ft pro plow series 2, it needs to be rated at 4400 lbs, dose any one know if its the axle? or can i just get some beefy leaf springs?? i truck is in really nice shape i don't want to destroy this truck i just want to work it ?! I am trying to expand my plowing this year, and have 2 trucks running, if anyone can help that would be great thanks much!!
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Maybe try the Ford fourm.
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    This fourm is foR posting pics,
    As mentioned try the ford section below..

    this sure happens a lot, maybe leading off with the fluff pic section isn't the way to go?.

    Maybe a mod will be by and move your question to the ford section for you.

    And welcome to plow site:waving:
  4. immortal.ben

    immortal.ben Member
    Messages: 65

    If you are having the dealer install the plow, they may not do it no matter what modifications you do to the truck. There is a lot of liability for them if they do not follow manufacturers numbers. You may need to get a smaller plow.

    If you are installing the plow yourself, you need to think about your own liability if you get in an accident.

    The axle rating and leaf spring ratings are two different things. Axle ratings vary due to ring gear sizes, axle shafts, and maybe even bearings, depending on your particular axle. Springs are an easy thing to swap or modify, but if your axle shaft snaps because of too much weight, then the springs did you no good.

    In reality, the 400lbs is likely well within the actual capacity of the axle, but you have to decide how much risk you are willing to take on by "overloading" your axle.

    Do you have the HD or the Super Duty? There was a mid-year model change in 1999.
  5. mzamboli

    mzamboli Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    its the super duty,, but thanks for the quick response every one i will also try the ford form , thanks!!!
  6. Hopalong

    Hopalong Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I ran into this issue when I tried to get the plow mounted on my 2008 f250. However I maintain a fleet of ford trucks for the city and borough, everything from rangers to f550's. I rebuild ALOT Front ends. The parts are all the same between f250 and f350. When you call the parts store to order axle u-joint and ball joints they don't ask what weight rating your truck has. When you call and ask for suspension parts they do. I put a set of coil-rite air springs in my truck and the dealer happily installed the plow. Only reason I didnt install it was due to the fact I just got out of the hospital, was too busy, and they gave a little bit of a deal on the install.
  7. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    ahhhhh NO

    for one thing, the 99 F250 had a dana 50 front axle, and the 99 F350 had a dana 60 front axle.
    there are parts that are different between the F250 and the F350.
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Yes sir, the F250, 99 thru 03 (I think 03) used the 50.
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Only difference would be the brakes.
    Single rear wheel vers dually.
    Fine thread lug nuts, vers course.