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New guy in central NY

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Hiwire, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. Hiwire

    Hiwire Member
    Messages: 76

    Ive been reading the posts here for several weeks but finally decided to join in and register. I am near syracuse NY and plow with a 2000 150. Its the #7700 gvw model which is really the pre97 F250 (before they all became SD's). Its the only F150 that Ford will not void the warranty if you add a plow. I dont plow much, mostly my own long drive and a couple neighbors. I nave noticed that typical from sag and have just ordered a set of timbrens. I hope they do what you guys say. It sounds like the solution. I got them for 146 inc shipping from BSAOhio. I will keep an eye open here most days and keep up on the latest info and products. Nice to meet ya'll
    Ray Lowe
    Lafayette, NY
  2. ilhmt

    ilhmt Member
    Messages: 70

    Hi and welcome to Plowsite.

    One other thing you might want to consider is adding "ballast" to the truck bed. Anywhere from 300 to 500 pounds will help a lot with front end sag and traction.
  3. Hiwire

    Hiwire Member
    Messages: 76

    This will be my 3rd season plowing with the truck. The first year I didnt use much ballast. Last year I carried about 300# and she would go through about anything and pushed the deep stuff pretty well. I may up it a little this year to #350. She has the limited slip axle. I think that makes a big difference. With the plow prep package and the 5.4L it seems like a nice setup for medium duty use. Sure not like those 350SD's but reliable and capable.
  4. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    you will be happier with the timbrens youll see i to was a sceptic until i put them on
  5. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    welcome to plowsite:waving:
  6. Joe3113

    Joe3113 Member
    Messages: 44

    Hiwire when you get a chance you should checkout the networking forum on this site. There are a few of us in your area that get together to help each other out. When you respond to the post leave a phone# or email so we can contact you.
  7. thannigan

    thannigan Member
    Messages: 44

    I'm also new

    Hey- I'm also new here on the forum. I had one question, how can i post pictures?