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Older Western Plow question

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Jgramlich, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Jgramlich

    Jgramlich Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    I want to put an 8 foot blade on my 91 Bronco that currently has a 7.5 blade. The plow set up is one of the older conventional mounts (Only the blade comes off).

    Can the motor and pump handle it? Will the blade still fit in the mount? Is this a bad idea?

    As always, thanks.
  2. RMHSR

    RMHSR Member
    Messages: 49

    If your pump handles the 7.5 with ease then it should handle an 8 foot with out problems. If your pump is slow to lift or struggles then maybe it is getting weak and you would regret it otherwise shouldn't be a problem. As far as the truck, keep in mind the Bronco is a half ton. You will probably have to enhance the front suspension and keep the extra weight in mind and add some ballast to the rear end. As far as the bracket, you will have to have a blade of the same era to fit. Doesn't mean that something couldn't be retro fitted to make it work.
  3. Jgramlich

    Jgramlich Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Thanks - And yeah, I've already gotten to work on the suspension. It dips a little bit with the 7.5 but I'm beefing up the front end.