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What blade would you recommend for Ford Expedition.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by raider, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. raider

    raider Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 10

    I have a 2002 Ford Expedition 4x4 that I would like to put a snow blade on this winter. I use this for my summer business and thought I would put it to work in winter a little. I have 3 apartments lined up already and a few more possible.Mostly I want it to do my two long farm lanes here at home. I do not want to over extend myself as this is not a full time gig for me. I have some experience with truck and plow, a lot of experience with tractors and skids with plows. Also, what kind of things should I be looking at to "build up" my front end and suspension? My brother tells me fords have weak front ends in his experience so I would be interested in your thoughts on this as well.
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    snow way makes very light plows, yes some fords have weak front ends, not sure which yrs on the expiditon

    honestly, a truck would be better suited for the work, due to the visiblity . and if this is a side thing for you , to me it sounds like you have too much work possibly, i dont know the size of those apartments

    i plow a few different complexes, and they require, Night time drive lane cleaning, and then coming back after 9AM to plow the spots when ppl have left, and cars moved,

    i would be sure you have that kind of time on your hands, with your full time job, thats a good way to work urself into a bad situation, and lawsuits
  3. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Yeah look for a sno-way that make blades for your set-up, there is a rep from sno-way on here toby. He will have all the info for you.:salute:
  4. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    An F-250 SuperDuty.

    Oh. You said blade........:D
  5. raider

    raider Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 10

    These apartments are kind of small, not large areas. All should be easy to push with plenty of open area to pile. As far as time goes, I have plenty of time, just have been used to winters off. The main reason I don't want to take much on is I would rather concentrate on doing a good job with these being my first commercial plowing jobs. I usually do my own two farm lanes and some driveways for friends and family. I have an old pick-up with a plow, but I want to use that as back-up and use the expedition (already owned by my business) through this season, and if all goes well I will be getting a new pick-up in the spring anyway.
  6. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

  7. raider

    raider Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 10

    I don't think there is a snowway dealer close to me.
  8. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

  9. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    raider.....if you are in north Iowa there is a dealer in Mason City and the dealer I have been using is in Albert Lea, Minn. Kevin Kendrick is a great dealer in Kansas City, Mo too