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What size blade do I need?

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by snowhappy, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. snowhappy

    snowhappy Member
    Messages: 47

    I have a 2003 f250. Can I use a 7.6 plow blade? Or will it be too short
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,676

    I wouldn't go any smaller than 8' for reg cab. 8 1/2' for crew cab. Would prefer bigger but those would be my minimums.
  3. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 944

    8ft at the minimum
  4. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 594

    I had an 8, and felt it was too short for a ssupercab short bed, but it was doable if you didn't have anything to big or windy (turns)
  5. JeepCoMJ

    JeepCoMJ Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    I'd say get 8.5 foot to be happy.
  6. TGS Inc.

    TGS Inc. Senior Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 569

    Small blade...

    You can physically use the 7.5 and not have the tires hit the plowed areas but as everyone stated above, why not get the biggest blade you can. If you have a deal on the 7.5 take it but I would be looking at an 8' minimum.
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    8 minimum 8.5 better. You will not be happy with a 7.5
  8. Fourtrax250R

    Fourtrax250R Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    agreed.. running 8.5 Lot pro on one of my 2006 f-250 pkup, and I have an 8 foot western pro plus on my other 2006 f-350 pkup and I Like the 8.5 much better, especially when turning. ussmileyflag
  9. snowhappy

    snowhappy Member
    Messages: 47

    My choices 7.6 or 9'. Thank u every one for the feed back. Guess I go with the 9'. Love this site
  10. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,676

    Check local laws, some states require permit for anything over 102", not that I believe it is strictly enforced anywhere.