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Re: Put a snow plow on a F-150 4x4 withan ecoboost 6 cyl. engine

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jdemaris

09-17-2013 05:24:31
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Why not? I don't believe the concerns about the cooling, electric steering, or weight.

Cooling? I assume you plow your snow in the winter, not summer? If the Ford has enough air flow to stay cool at a red light on a hot summer day, I suspect plowing snow in the winter will be fine.

Electric steering? Snow plow or not -steering doesn't take much strain when you're moving and snow adds some "slip."

Weight? Lots of 1/2 ton rigs around with snow plows. My best plow truck is a 1983 Chevy K5 diesel Blazer. 1/2 ton and short. Handier then any of my bigger trucks since it's so short. I don't drive around all year with a plow dangling from the front. I take it off when not used.

When I'm at my other place in northern Michigan - my plow truck is a 1995 Ford F150 with a 4.9 liter straight-six and E40D. Been a plow rig since new (for private use) and has 70K miles on it. Only had two repairs since new. New oil pan (old one rusted out) and universal joints dried out in the rear driveshaft. I find it hard to believe a new Ford F150 Ecoboost cannot do what a 1995 F150 can do.

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mkirsch

09-17-2013 12:22:09
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 Re: Put a snow plow on a F-150 4x4 withan ecoboost 6 cyl. en in reply to jdemaris, 09-17-2013 05:24:31  
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This is a TWIN TURBO Ecoboost Ford F150.

There is a big air scoop in the middle of the front bumper that feeds air to the intercooler. Notice how some of the new Fords on the road have the license plate off to one side? That's not a fashion statement.

It's CRITICAL that the airflow to that intercooler is not blocked in any way, shape or form. They run the engine very very lean to get the fuel economy, and everything that goes into the engine needs to be as cold as possible to keep the engine from melting down.

If you just put the plow on, plowed your driveway, and took the plow off, I would say "No problem!" too.

If you plan on driving around with the plow on the truck all winter long, I would not do it.

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Mike M

09-17-2013 05:41:39
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 Re: Put a snow plow on a F-150 4x4 withan ecoboost 6 cyl. engine in reply to jdemaris, 09-17-2013 05:24:31  
70 K on it in forward and how many in reverse ? LOL



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