Whats The Best Plow And Salter For A F-150?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kunjal2009, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. kunjal2009

    kunjal2009 LawnSite Member
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    Whats The Best Plow And Salter For A F-150?

    I have been looking at the blizzard plows like the 8000 lt and the tailgate salter but needed help on figuring it out, so any other recommendation
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011
  2. Guzzo856

    Guzzo856 LawnSite Senior Member
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    dont even bother throwing a v box salt spreader on a 1/2 ton. You will really mess up your suspension. Look at a salt dogg tailgate spreader for your truck
     
  3. MOHUSTLER

    MOHUSTLER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    On the F150 we have installed a hand full of blizzard 8000LT's and they have worked great so far. As far as tailgate spreaders, there are many to choose from. I have had good luck with the Snow Ex brands. A sp575 will hold 8-10 bags and does a good job.
     
  4. kunjal2009

    kunjal2009 LawnSite Member
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    wont you think the salt dog would do the same damage to you f-150 because its still on your tailgate ??
     
  5. C & T Landscaping

    C & T Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    A V-box spreader and tailgate spreader are way different. A V-box is good for large open areas as it holds normally 2 CU. YD. A tailgate spreader will hold (Salt Dogg) about 11 CU FT. Doing a simple calculation- 11 (cu feet) = 0.407407407 cu yards. So their is considerably a lower amount of weight on the rear axle and tailgate. I would recommend at least a F-250 or 2500 with an upgraded suspension. So, no I don't think it would do the same.
     
  6. C & T Landscaping

    C & T Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    And did you list your employees in your signature? I see 95' 5foot11 Matthew Ward My Boss So I take it his name is Matthew Ward, he was born in '95 and is 5'11"?
     
  7. tstutz

    tstutz LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
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    im curios about the same thing c & t. Weird to list your boss and employee stats on a signature. Never seen that before. Well enough with the OT things. I would be afraid of putting a plow on a 1/2 ton pickup. Hard on those trannys and front ends.
     
  8. Guzzo856

    Guzzo856 LawnSite Senior Member
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    right now with a full hopper im running about 5000 lbs in my bed:dizzy: i could never imagine doing that in a 1/2 ton, its to much for my truck as it is.
     
  9. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am speechless when it comes to that signature. As for a plow and sander, 7'6'' plow, i would recommend a meyer because they're a bit lighter and will reduce wear on the front end. Sander go with the snowex 575, works great and would work with your truck
     
  10. MOHUSTLER

    MOHUSTLER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    As a salt spreader dealer, DO NOT put a V box in an F150. They simply just cant handle that much weight. I have seen F250's really squat with a Vbox. But you can get a nice mid sized tailgate spreader and be just fine.
     

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