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Plow and Diesel

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Upscale, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Upscale

    Upscale Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I had heard that some diesel trucks can't have a plow installed because of weight problems. Has anyone heard anything like this. I am in the market for a used 2007 F350, but if it can't hold a plow, I don't want to purchase. Any help would be great!
  2. Lil STX Ford

    Lil STX Ford Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    2006 F250 6.0 Powerstroke with Bully dog power pup and a 760# Curtis SnoPro 3000, works nice :)

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2009
  3. Lil STX Ford

    Lil STX Ford Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    @ work on a lil storm

  4. Upscale

    Upscale Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Great! Do you know if there are any limitations to the size of plow that can be used?
  5. BTB

    BTB Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I have two powerstroke Fords, with Fisher 8' HD's - OBS - so I'm sure the specs would be different than for a newer model.

    Try this link, it should tell you what would be applicable for a specific truck.


    Nothing like the smell of freshly fallen snow & Diesel! :nod:

  6. Lil STX Ford

    Lil STX Ford Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    Money has no limits lol... I only do a few drives, but mainly used it to do the shop's lot when the tractor didn't get to it, we got 24/hr deliveries coming in, so it's sort of a paid for backup. Plow is 7 1/2 with flaps on sides and on top, added Firestone air springs up front so it don't hit hard on our roads. Where I'm from plow trucks aren't really best options with snow accumulations, so basically it's loaders and blowers...

    Last year I ran this plow on a F150 small 8, and worked fine, all I added was timbren's in front...

    The diesel is awesome on pushing, will go until the blade lifts and truck climbs the bank...

  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    It just depends on whether or not you want/need to be completely legal.
  8. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    Look at the Front GAWR on the driver's door spec tag. A truck with the plow package will have a 6000lb Front GAWR if it's a diesel.

    The front end of my 07 diesel w/o a plow is 4930lbs so I'm still under 6000lbs with my 9'2" Boss Power-V XT on the front.
  9. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,577

    I had a 2005 6.0 with a Western 8'6" MVP plus on it. The truck did not have plow prep. Never had any problems beside i had the snow plow fan clutch installed on the truck cause it would run warm when i went down the highway for more the 15 miles.
  10. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    We (my partner) have 2 SRW F350 diesels, 04's. One with a Blizzard 810, and the other with an 8611.

    Plowin machines.
  11. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    H20 just installed the 8'2" Boss on my 06 F250 diesel I love it
  12. salt dogg

    salt dogg Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 117

    i run a nine foot xblade 08 ford f350 srw crew cab with 6.4 i love it works great. if you look on the fisher ematch it says that you can run up to nine foot xblade.

  13. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    14:89 diesel plow truck
    wins races , goes to work and pushes large amounts of white stuff

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  14. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    Last edited: Dec 15, 2009
  15. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    legal ??? on plow size ??? 11 ft . max with wings ....wouldn't one say ?:salute:

    thats like attaching 15 chutes on a front loader shooting "uphill"

    some folk just love to see themself post or pose .
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2009
  16. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Is that why you have 3 posts in a row?
  17. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    diesel with plow

    According to most plow manufacturers chevy diesels can't take a plow due to front weight ratings. I believe this is because chevy runs IFS. I know many people that have them because, like said in a previous post, money talks. Ford still has a straight axle and can, for the most part, carry any plow you want.
  18. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    A Frod F350 diesel can easily carry a good size plow. A diesel engine is significantly heavier than a gas engine, which is why some people say you can't put a plow on a diesel. But "everyone" does it. It may exceed the front axle weight rating and your dealer may refuse to cover repairs under warranty.
  19. JPLTrucking

    JPLTrucking Member
    Messages: 64

    Here's my 2002 F-350 with an 8' Fisher. After plowing with a diesel, I'll never go back to gas. Love this truck.

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  20. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    i ran a wideout (one of the heaviest 1000lbs) on a 05 ,6.0psd. no problems at all .its now on my 08 6.4 psd

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