Is a plow prep package required on 2019 F350?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by maelawncare, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
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    Bought a new F350 this spring with the 6.2l and couldn't find one with a plow prep to save my life. Looked for 2 months before I gave up and bought the one I have now.

    I'm looking to put a wideout xl on it, and it technically isn't supposed to work it on it based on the front end weight rating without the prep package. But the plow only weighs 60lbs more than the non-xl wideout.

    I've run old school blizzards, 4 of them, for the last 16 years with trucks that dont have any plow prep with no issues. And them suckers weigh over 1100lbs each. Just not used to or well versed in the newer trucks. My last newest truck was 2008 chevy.
     
  2. seville009

    seville009 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CNY
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    Shouldn’t be an issue. Worst case you can upgrade your springs, etc later on if you think it’s necessary.
     
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    I ran mvp3 with wings on my 2017 f250 Platinum without the package. Its only 1150lbs.

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  4. Tom.S Snow Removal

    Tom.S Snow Removal Member
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    I mean it looks like you're plowing flat-ground so you shouldn't have an issue
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Doesn't everyone plow flat ground?
     
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  6. Hydromaster

    Hydromaster PlowSite.com Addict
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    If only there was a way to get more traction..
     
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  7. Tom.S Snow Removal

    Tom.S Snow Removal Member
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    99% of my plowing is on steep hills mountains.
     
  8. Tom.S Snow Removal

    Tom.S Snow Removal Member
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    yes we have to plow up hill up here in the mountains. Flat Brown plowing is a privilege I do it in 2 wheel drive it's very fun then you could run a 12-foot blade
     
  9. Hydromaster

    Hydromaster PlowSite.com Addict
    from 406
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    K

    What mtns are we talking about and were is “up here”?
     
  10. Tom.S Snow Removal

    Tom.S Snow Removal Member
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    The white mountains
     
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    But the pavement is flat...you are plowing on an incline, but the surface is flat.
     
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  12. Tom.S Snow Removal

    Tom.S Snow Removal Member
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    All dirt driveways and dirt roads up here for the most part. And I do apologize for being so stupid last night with my unnecessary comments!!
     
  13. Tom.S Snow Removal

    Tom.S Snow Removal Member
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  14. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
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    White Mtns…..pfffft they're rolling hills with a quarter of the snowfall compared to what's ootwest.:nod:
     
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  15. Tom.S Snow Removal

    Tom.S Snow Removal Member
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  16. Tom.S Snow Removal

    Tom.S Snow Removal Member
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    Hey not being confrontational at all but. But do you guys get a lot of powder snow? And do all your dirt roads and driveways pack in with 4 inches of ice? Again I'm literally just curious not confrontational
     
  17. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
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    Powder snow, yes except early in the season (October) and later in the season from April to June.
    Shady side roads/drives is where ice is an issue when it starts to warm up due to thaw/freeze cycles. Coal dust/chips is the preferred material to use for melting ice. Most people don't plow dirt drives until 5-6" has accumulated.

    I spent a lot of time in my younger days around North Conway and Wolfboro and have a good idea of what winters are like there.
    Snow is heavy most of the time.
    Ice Storms are fairly frequent.
    Not much sun in the winter.
    Some roads and drives are nothing more than wide game trails that weave around the hills.
     
  18. Tom.S Snow Removal

    Tom.S Snow Removal Member
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    Nice that's cool thanks for getting back me . I'd love to go out west in the winter . But just can't go on vacation in plow season
     
  19. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    Ford IFS on the super duty's works well but lacks any traction.
     
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