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TTB Ford

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by pathmaker, Nov 12, 2001.

  1. pathmaker

    pathmaker Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Not sure what TTB Ford means.
    Hopefully the driveways wont be to small being its an extende cab with a full size bed.
  2. 75

    75 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,382

    Pathmaker - TTB stands for Twin Traction Beam, Ford's name for the front end setup used in the F150/F250 series trucks. It's not as strong a setup as the solid axle used in the F350's, so that lighter plow is a good choice.

    7' blade does seem a bit narrow for a full-size truck, do you have any problems with your rear tires getting into the unplowed snow on a turn or curve?
  3. pathmaker

    pathmaker Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    well ???

    I just got this truck in the middle of summer
    and i just got this plow put on a few days ago
    and being there isnt any snow on the ground i cant answer that question as of yet do you think the long whell base will make that happen ?
  4. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    I hate to say this but yes. That size plow is going to be hard to plow with that long wheel base.
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    I dont think you have toworry about the TTB on that truck, 97 I think was the first year ford used A aras and torsion bars.
  6. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    Solid axle

    Where can I find a solid axle for a 97 F-250 with a TTB? I want to convert it to a solid axle has anyone performed this before?
  7. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Get an axle out of a F350 donor truck,it's pretty much a bolt in affair,if you get all the little stuff to go with it.
  8. SnowLane

    SnowLane Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    That 97 truck is a F250LD which uses a F150 frame. Ford only made the Light Duty from 1997-1999. Being that it is a F-150 Chasis it may be difficult to put on a solid axle.
  9. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    90Plow, I have everything you'll need for the conversion, with 3.55 gears. Drop me a line if you're interested.

    I assume we're talking about an F-250HD?
  10. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 739


    Pelican sorry for not responding. This is for my friendhe islooking for theequipment to convert his ford. He is interested, and how much were you looking to sell this for? You said its the whole setup, what does that include?
    Sorry for all the questions but thanks in advance