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is the 8611 good for a ford

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by westernboy16, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. westernboy16

    westernboy16 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    is the 8611 good for a ford f-350 with the 7.3 diesel srw for residental and commercial plowing
  2. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    My guess is it would be a little big for some driveways.
  3. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    i have the 8611 on my ford f550 and it fits perfect. for your truck i would purchase either a 810 or a 8611lopro, the regular 8611 will be to heavy
  4. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    the 8611 is for trucks that have a 18,000 gvw or larger you would need
    a f 550. or do spring work to the truck that you have hope this helps you
    if you need any more info e-mail me at rkujawa2@aol.com
  5. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 476

    I wouldn't put in an F350 with out beefing the front end up first. I have a 810 on a 2 wheel drive F450 seems to work out well. The 8611 might be a little much for a 350 and the driveways.

  6. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    You need a Blizzard 8611LP. Thats what I am getting for my F-350 dump.

    If the F-350 is a single rear wheel, I would just go with a regular 810. You need the 8611lp for the F-350 dually to cover the wheel tracks when the blade is retracked.
  7. mr.plow

    mr.plow Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 44

    Same here but I have an 05 XLT with a extra heavy front spring pkg, and I can tell you that the front of the truck feels it everytime you lift up the plow! also the weight of the 8611 when driving would be unsafe for any truck that does'nt have a 2000-3000 pound dmp box on the back tires or equivelant weight.:nono:
  8. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    I will say this much, it will move some snow.. Thats for sure!
  9. EIB

    EIB Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    8611LP Works fine on my 03 F350 PSD CC. When the 8611 is in the compact position it's the same width as my old Western MVP. No problem for drives. I wouldn't put the full size 8611 on it.