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Moving Fisher Set up From 84 to 88 Ford

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Woodman, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. Woodman

    Woodman PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 14

    I have a old Fisher setup (8' with belt driven hydraulics) on an '84 F250 and am considering a transfer of the setup to an '88 F250. I vaguely remember that it's not a direct swap, but don't know what hardware changes are required. Any insights?


  2. tvpierce

    tvpierce Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209


    Check out this link:


    It takes you to the Fisher site where they still provide manuals and tech support for their older units. (I have a Fisher belt-driven system on my '85 Jeep CJ) Man, Fisher is a great company!!!

    It looks like you can pull up the install instructions for both model trucks. That should help a bunch.

    Good luck.

    Jeff Pierce
  3. Woodman

    Woodman PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 14

    Thanks for the quick reply - exactly what I needed! Some day I'll make into the '90s.


    PS. I love the CJ series of Jeeps - I learned to drive on 1980 CJ7 and my Dad and I restored a 1965 CJ5. Dad still has it. I finally let my sister drive it this summer (20 yrs after we finished the restoration).
  4. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 419

    Woodman.... I did exactly the same thing. The push plates are the same except the small bracket that connects to the front of the bumper, this won't line up on the 88. I cut mine out and had to trim a little to fit it around the 88 bumper, was easy to do. I never ended up making another connection point to the bumper and never had a problem. As for the pump bracket and pulleys, you will need to check out that site and compare, chances are even if they are the same engine you will need different brackes because one is carb. and the newer is fuel injected. Any other specific questions please feel free to email me, good luck.
  5. Woodman

    Woodman PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 14

    Thanks ksland - I appreciate the heads up on the brackets/pulleys. Those issues can be a pain, but generally are not 'showstoppers'.

    Best Regards,