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plow vehicle question

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by plowwannab2003, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. plowwannab2003

    plowwannab2003 Member
    Messages: 36

    I have a 2002 Ford F-250 5.4L extended cab with an 8 ft bed but theres one thing...its only a 4x2. would anyone recommend plowing with that type of vehicle? I would greatly appreciate some feedback
    Thnx - Steve-o

    View attachment 1992explorer and 2002 f-250 002.jpg
  2. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    You could probably fet away with putting a smaller 7 1/2 foot blade on it and a ton of balast in the bed. You will be limited as to how much snow you can push. If you have a lot of straight runs it will be o.k. Not for driveways or small parking lots though.
  3. Foxfire

    Foxfire Senior Member
    Messages: 153


    4*4 All the way, 2*4 willNOT get the job done
  4. Team_Yamaha

    Team_Yamaha Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    It can be done, I almost always plow in 2wd if the storm is less 6". You will have to run atleast 2,000 lbs in the bed at all times. I usually have about 5,000-7,000 lbs (including sander) in the rear of mine.
  5. Hummerslawncare

    Hummerslawncare Member
    from Mass.
    Messages: 51

    2 wd ?

  6. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    Re: 2 wd ?

    The spelling...
    Illiteracy at its finest!:rolleyes:

    The message...
    Insolence at its very best:rolleyes:
  7. vector6

    vector6 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    the plowsite.com spelling police need a pay increase


    PARTSMGR Member
    Messages: 32


    Ok. Here is the final word on this. 4x2 is ok to plow with for anything over a 1 ton vehicle. Most of the municipalities use 2 wheel drive trucks (FORD C7000 and such vehicles)to plow- they have large sanders in them and they weigh alot. This is the only feasible way to plow with 2wd. Some of the 1 ton trucks with the sanders can get away with 2WD. The regular trucks don't have enough weight in them to do this - and if you put the weight in them that is required to get ample traction- you'll break the rear end. The front wheels on a 4WD truck gives the vehicle alot of traction when in 4wd. So take this advice and purchase a 4WD.
  9. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Wouldn't even think about it!:eek:
  10. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    One of my first plow trucks was a 76 Chevy c20 2wd. It would plow fine provided I put about 1500lbs in the back. Thinking about it even though the rear springs were made for the weight, I still ended up wearing tires and suspension out prematurely.Now I run all 4x4's but keep the truck in 2wd until the going gets tough.
  11. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    DO NOT RUN 2 WHEEL DRIVE i dont give a arats a$$ what any one else says your looking for problems.the truck is not made for a plow period.it will overheat.it will get stuck.it will break.get the point
  12. plowwannab2003

    plowwannab2003 Member
    Messages: 36

    wow you people are really against plowing with 2 wheel drive. i got the point after the first three people. so thanx for the replys ...and yeah i do get the point jerk.(easthavenplower):realmad:
  13. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    jerk i wasnt talking bad about you i was simply trying to get my point to these other guys that say its ok.nothing against you i should have stated thatsorry
  14. plowwannab2003

    plowwannab2003 Member
    Messages: 36

    sayin its alright to plow wit 2 wheel drive? cuz it said that i would break down...over heat...and it can't handle a plow period.yeah i did get the point. and i didn't get the plow
  15. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    no its bad to plow but these other guys will tell you its ok and rhat aggravates me for the reason that you didnt know and asked and they will steer you in the wrong direction its not the first time your better off not getting plow trust me again i wasnt talking bad to you so again i appologise for the confusion
  16. plowwannab2003

    plowwannab2003 Member
    Messages: 36

    aight thanx for appoligizing and i didn't get the plow.
  17. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
    Messages: 431

  18. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    why did you even bother to bring this back to the top?