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New here and need some advice.

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by plow/truck, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. plow/truck

    plow/truck Member
    Messages: 57

    Hello everyone from New Mexico.
    I’m looking to upgrade our plow rig. I currently have a Western Pro Plow on a ’73 Ford F250 4wd long bed. It’s a great running truck, but it’s a nightmare to drive, because it’s so long & has no power steering plus it’s a 5 speed.
    This truck belongs to the community (I’m currently President) and we are considering putting power steering on our truck, or getting something different.

    We have an opportunity to get a ’96 Ford Bronco for a decent t price but Western doesn’t list a mount for our plow on it. Is the bronco not a very good plow rig? We plow a small community 40 homes and do the driveways too.
    If the Bronco is not good choice what is?
  2. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I would say you'll have more dependability with a 96 over a 73, though they made trucks like tanks back then! As for the Bronco question... many of us have run short wheelbase pickups & Tahoes. I don't have a bad thing to say about that size truck -- think about it, it's on a 1/2 ton platform, you get a short wheelbase great for driveways. Not being a Western guy, I can't answer about the mounting system. Most installers are pretty good about making things work with any vehicles. Good luck!