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Plow angle on lifted F250

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by MosesR, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. MosesR

    MosesR Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I would like to put a leveling kit on my 99 F250 regular cab. The rear sits 4.5 inches higher than the front and I want to add 3 inches to the front for better appearance. A add a leaf leveling kit would also add support to hold up the plow. My question is would the plow angle off and cause problems? I heard that it may cause it to trip too easily.

    Thanks :mechanic:
  2. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 358

    From what I understand, YES, you are correct. the A-frame should sit parallel to the ground as possible.
  3. geer hed

    geer hed Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    Yeh it can cause it to trip more easily, cause the cutting edge to ware out sooner, and if you hit something can act as a polevault.
  4. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    the amount of lift on the truck makes no difference as long as the plow "A" frame sits level.
    you will need to make a set of drop brackets to lower the plow attachment point on the truck, and maybe a set of gusset braces to stiffen the lower mount.
    there is a guy here in town that plows with a blazer that is lifted 12 inches and runs 40 inch tires. it plows fine now that i helped him get the plow angle set properly.
  5. MosesR

    MosesR Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    That is partly the reason I want to lift the truck, the plow bracket sits so low that I am afraid I will bottom out on rough ground (first truck with a plow, personal use). I also use it for hauling firewood, hay, checking on cattle, etc. Here in the Ozarks, one can’t drive more than five feet without an elevation change. I suppose if I left the Meyer bracket on the truck alone and added the “drop” (or rise in this case) to the “A” frame that would work. We don’t get a lot of snow around here but when we do I can be very hard to get in and out. The plow won’t get a lot of hrs on it, I just want it to last a very long time.

    Thanks for all of the advice!:salute:
  6. MosesR

    MosesR Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    By the way, I measured the clearance of the plow bracket on the truck. It is 7.5 inches from the ground with an empty bed. Here is the leveling kit that I want to use. It is a 3' "Max Lift"

  7. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    in the summer, i take the drop brackets and lower plow mount off my 88. the only thing i leave on is the top mount. i leave the frame brackets on, and remove the 4 bolts that hold the lower plow attachment point.
  8. sikkradd

    sikkradd Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I have a 99 F-250 with a 4 inch suspension lift on 35's, and a Meyer 8 ft plow, didnt notice it tripping anymore without drop brackets but it caused the plow blade to sit unlevel when angled, and didnt scrape to the ground, i found some scrap 3x5x3/8 angle at work and welded it right to the bottom of the frame and it makes the a frame level. Plow stays flat while angled and does a prefect job again. Had everything powdercoated this year looks factory fresh and works great now.
  9. MosesR

    MosesR Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Thanks for the info. This makes me feel better about lifting the truck. I guess I will have to wait and see what happens with the angle issue.