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Plow truck overheating problem

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by outdoordynamics, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. outdoordynamics

    outdoordynamics LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    My 1996 f250 overheats when driving with my plow up. I replaced the radiator,thermostat,fan cluch and added an aux electric fan and nothing seems to work. Any suggestion would be greatly apprieciated.
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    When you drive with the plow on the air can't reach the radiator drop the plow a little and it should work.
    After you read this jump over to www.plowsite.com the winter half of this forum and see you there!
  3. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    I just asked this same Q over at plowsite earlier today. Mine is a 91 F250 with a 8' western. I have to run my plow all the way to the left and about 2" off the ground to keep the temp at 3/4. I still need help also.

  4. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,733

    LOL FORD, you have to Flip Over & Read Directions first. JK :D

    Angle the plow to one side and that should help the airflow aslo.
  5. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    I have an older 250 and had to replace the fan shrout.
  6. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    try running a 160* thermostat. I might be doing that on mine.
  7. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    I wish I could remember exactly what its called, but i've seen a plexi-glass air deflector that mounts on the top of the hood, and angles up and out probably 10", thus it deflects air over the radiator. I saw one in some magazine (can't remember which one) plus I noticed they sell them at the Western dealer. It seemed kind of expensive considering what it is, as I recall they were $200.00, but i'm sure it would solve the problem.
  8. outdoordynamics

    outdoordynamics LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I've tried the keeping the blade low and angling it. Tried a homemade air foil deflector and still no help. In the past when I ran a chevy I never had that problem. My diesel loves it when I drive with a blade on though
  9. The Rookie

    The Rookie LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    Internal head problems such as blown gasket or a crack could cause an overheating condition.
  10. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    dont run the plow so high...if this doesnt fix it then install and aftermarket fan to help cool it down in there wire it too a switch and then you wont have a problem

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