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Need help getting a plow

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by jmrinaudo, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. jmrinaudo

    jmrinaudo Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a 02 F-250 supercab with the V10 in it and want to know if i'm better off to get a 8' or 8 1/2' plow. Also would the 8 1/2' be to heavy for the truck.
    Thanks Jason
  2. SnowStooge3

    SnowStooge3 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I know the guys at ryder truck rental have a f-250 superduty regular cab with a 8 1/2' plow on.(service truck). They tell me it makes the rearend so light they cant keep it from sliding,especially going around corners. This is what they tell me, I myself don't know personally.
  3. plowed

    plowed Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    Go as wide as you can, I would put a 9' on it. As for the rear end being light, add about 1,000 lbs of ballast and it'll be fine.
  4. SnowStooge3

    SnowStooge3 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I did forget to mention they have a big aircompressor in the back, mounted forward towards the cab.
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I have 02 F250 w8.2 vplow love it great for plowing get the hand held control i don't use any weight in the back i've had no problem with it.
  6. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Well almost everyone on here will say blizzard 810. Which is a 10' wide plow. So 8.5 is not too heavy.
  7. infineon954

    infineon954 Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    What are you using the plow to do? Driveways? Commercial lots? I have an 8' In both applications it works fine. I already had to change out bushings in the front end twice. Therefore, any plow that is bigger means more weight and abuse on the front end. I wish Ford would make there Super Dutys actually "Super Duty".