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Re: Boss V snow plow and Spreader Price

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Dick2

05-29-2013 01:14:25
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There aren't many manufacturers of tailgate spreaders anymore. Get that one sandblasted and repainted, then advertise it.

Those Boss plows look too heavy for most front axles. Put one of those on a Ford and you will go through front wheel bearings pretty fast.




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Ken Macfarlane

05-29-2013 06:10:13
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 Re: Boss V snow plow and Spreader Price in reply to Dick2, 05-29-2013 01:14:25  
Not really, the superduties love having a boss v up front. You're thinking of the chev independent front ends, just can't take a heavy plow without wearing out their front ends early.



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Dick2

05-29-2013 11:24:51
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 Re: Boss V snow plow and Spreader Price in reply to Ken Macfarlane, 05-29-2013 06:10:13  
In the 70's & 80's, it was the Ford's that shucked out wheel bearings when a heavy plow was mounted on them. As far as I know, the early 90's were still doing that. Did Ford correct that problem after I retired in 1997?



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ericlb

06-01-2013 06:06:21
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 Re: Boss V snow plow and Spreader Price in reply to Dick2, 05-29-2013 11:24:51  
i dont know i did everything wrong with a 94 ford and a plow,it was taken to a truck equipment dealer for the plow instalation, this was a 1/2 ton! truck, they not only installed the plow from front to back but the truck itself, got front air springs so it could be adjusted for plow, or no plow, and the rear got a extra pair of leaves added, i ran the truck 160,000 miles in the mountains then sold it when my new job at the time would no longer allow me time to use the snow plow, never had a front end problem, and i was expecting one the whole time

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ericlb

06-01-2013 06:07:24
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 Re: Boss V snow plow and Spreader Price in reply to ericlb, 06-01-2013 06:06:21  
i might alo sadd the cost of that whole setup back in the late 90's [ 94 model truck] was a little over 4 grand



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sflem849

05-29-2013 17:32:06
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 Re: Boss V snow plow and Spreader Price in reply to Dick2, 05-29-2013 11:24:51  
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The solid Ford axles fair a lot better than the IFS GMs. Actually, you voided the warranty of any 3/4 or 1 ton vehicle up until 2012(ish). (This was internet talk so it could be off. I never verified it myself)



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Ken Macfarlane

05-30-2013 04:46:00
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 Re: Boss V snow plow and Spreader Price in reply to sflem849, 05-29-2013 17:32:06  
Before the superduty the high pinion Dana 60 front end on the F350's was fine, nothing spectacular. The Dana 50 IFS mess wasn't the best but I've never been around one personally.

The 99 and up superduties use a different Dana 50 and Dana 60 (All Dana 60 since 2002 but the outers are the same on both anyways) The newer 50/60 has some issues with seals and needle bearings due to people and even dealers thinking they are maintenance free due to the sealed unit wheel bearings but other than that they are rugged units.

The Chevy 2500HD/3500 4wd IFS up until the last couple of years, most brands of plow were too heavy and you really had to have something like a sander behind the rear axle or you exceeded your front axle weight. Even still they eat through ball joints, bushings, idlers arms and tie rods ends like crazy when wearing a plow. Friend had two landscaping companies which do snow removal in the winter with a half dozen 2500/3500's and he loves the nice ride of the chevs. Over and over the sealed ball joints went first, so in go lifetime greaseables that last a bit longer but at least have warrantee and bolts instead of rivits so they change out faster.

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