Ok i'm probably nuts......but???????

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  1. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 585

    Ok go easy on me here!It's most likely a stupid idea...but is it possible?????I recently bought a 88 ford f-150.It has a 302 fuel injected engine.I know you would NEVER be able to plow snow with it (DUH!)But I was thinking.....If you beefed up the rear suspension and put ALOT of weight in the back.....Would you be able you use a rear plow???????Ok go easy on me!!!!!!!!
     
  2. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

    You can change that probably to certifiably ;) Just kidding! I have no idea what the answer is. One of the other guys will speak up I'm sure. Good luck.
     
  3. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 555

    my opinion is that you would still need four wheel drive
     
  4. diggerman

    diggerman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 702

    I didnt see the part about no 4x4, is it or not,if it is then sure,if not, I don't think so.No 4x4 and snow removal do not mix very well,weight and chains might work but why,it will be more hassel than its worth.
     
  5. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 585

    Ya 2wd!I know it was a stupid question but,hey!It was worth a try!
     
  6. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    If you got 4X4, then you can plow. I would suggest adding some sort of load boster to both the front and rear suspension. Only if it has the 3800 gvw front end, and was made between 80-96, you would probably be alright with out suspension mods if ya didn't have the $$. If ya got the money due the mods, if ya don't have 3800 front gvw do the mods.

    Geoff
     
  7. JCurtis

    JCurtis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 292

    Why would you buy a 2wd ford F150, and then ask this question? Are you considering only using the back plow to do all the work? What kind of plowing are you planning to do? Only residential?

    The optimum thing would be to sell the 150, buy a 4wd truck 3/4 or 1 ton put a plow on the fron and the back plow on the back.

    If you salt you will have to find a back plow that is compatiable with a spreader use ( Snowman ) aren't too many used ones around that I know of.

    Think about it!
     

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