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Mounting a different plow on the same truck?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by chtucker, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Just because it is fun to talk about equipment, not because I need/can afford it!:D

    Looking at the Ford Factory guidlines for attaching a plow to a superduty, they are pretty specific about where the frame attachments should go.

    If I was to ever get enough energy/time would there be a problem switching manufacturers? Right now I have a meyer 8.5 straight blade. What if I wanted to go with a Fisher V or a Blizzard?

    My fears are that with my luck the mounts would be ever so slightly different and the frame holes would be overlapping. I couldn't use the holes that the Meyer used.

    Anyone have any experience?
  2. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    The Fisher mount on a SD uses something like 8 bolts on each sideframe. The Meyer uses maybe 4.
  3. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834


    The Blizzard on 1999-current utilizes 3 bolts in the factory holes in the frame. NO DRILLING. I don't think you will over lap and cause more stress points to the frame.

    But, don't quote me on that.

    Hope I helped.;)
  4. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    On my Super Dutys, the two different plow subframes (Blizzard and Viking) utilize the same mounting points on the trucks. It seems the plow manufacturers follow the truck manufacturers guidelines.
  5. bgrover

    bgrover Member
    Messages: 49

    When I had my Boss installed on my '96 F250 the dealer said that on the newer trucks it takes 1/2 the time because the use the holes from the factory.