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Leaf springs

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by dgerke, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. dgerke

    dgerke Member
    Messages: 54

    Good morning all ,have a question I have a 92 F250 with a western 8ft Strait blade.
    the front leafs are stock and look a little concave with plow on it .is this normal or should I add a leaf or bags to comp the weight of plow? Also how much weight should i use for ballast in my 8ft box to help with traction? thanks for any input
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I'd start with at least 500 lbs of ballast, as far back in the bed as possible.

    I don't have any input on the arch of the front springs. Some (Ford) guys say the Ford springs will hold up a bulldozer :laughing:
  3. geer hed

    geer hed Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    Your saying that the springs are concave, just so I know were looking at it the same thing, the springs look as though they are arched the wrong way correct. If so YES that is the way they are supposed to be. I have seen several F-250s with front leafs like this.
  4. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Does your front tires look like this? / \

    Then time for new heavy duty leaf spring. Those leaf springs don't last FOREVER they do wear out from age and plow.
  5. dgerke

    dgerke Member
    Messages: 54

    The front leafs have a slight bow down when plow is mounted was considering adding bags tor extra support ? any thoughts:mechanic:
  6. jo2fst4u

    jo2fst4u Member
    Messages: 98

  7. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Mill, my tires look like this / \ :D