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I just wanted to add that I used to plow years ago and remember paying $ 2,500.00 for a NEW Meyers plow including installation. Since when did they feel they could charge these outrageous prices for the same product.
I have always found plowing to be a huge pain in the stones, once I plowed for 22 hours straight without sleep. Now I crank up my big ariens blower and do the driveway whenever I feel like it. Usually 2 days after it snows lol. After all I do have 4 wheel drive.
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I wouldn't buy anything in the price range you want to spend. You will end up with junk!
Thats why I'm looking at a loan. I seen some nice trucks for 11-$16,000. I think I'm going to take the drive to look at the 2005 f350. If we get no snow for another month I can buy it in cash. lol.
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I was thinking about plowing until I got the estimates for plow equip starting at $ 4,800 minimum.
The plow places are riduclous with their prices and install fees. I was considering buying the blade separate since theres nice ones for cheap. So I called the shops they wanted $1400 for the truck side with no plow and another $500 for install. I did find one shop with a used fisher for $2500 installed. The only problem is the only truck I like from a private seller is a 2004 f350 for $8000. So its only $500 less then the dealer with the 2005 with a boss plow.

I'm not even to worried about the loan no more since I can pay it off before spring comes.
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The plow places are riduclous with their prices and install fees.
Has anyone installed a plow? How difficult is it and what equipment would you need to do it?
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Has anyone installed a plow? How difficult is it and what equipment would you need to do it?
I have never installed a plow or even needed one. But a quick google search leads me to believe I could install one with little to no problem.

They are fairly simple in operation. If you are mechanically inclined with a bit of experience I doubt it would be bad. I think the problem for some people would be a place to do the work/ lack of tools. Installing in your driveway may be intimidating.
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It seems involved but I am sure if someone wanted to do this themselves, they could.



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So I been searching all over for a truck. I bought a 94 f350 dump with the 7.3 but it overheated on the way home. So I returned it!

I see a lot of 5.4 but my buddy says there not good for heavy work.

I stopped looking for trucks with plows because there beat.

I did find a 04 f250 with the 6.0 diesel for 8,399. I know ford had some problems with this engine but it seems to be hit or miss. What you think? Go for the 6.0 or take a chance on the underpowered 5.4? I really do need the fuel economy. This seems to be the best bang for buck.

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I did find a 04 f250 with the 6.0 diesel for 8,399. I know ford had some problems with this engine but it seems to be hit or miss. What you think? Go for the 6.0 or take a chance on the underpowered 5.4?
Have you driven the 6.0? How do you feel it is operating?

A lot of members seem to not be fans of the diesel engine for pickups. Especially in the colder climates, but maybe it will be alright for you.
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Have you driven the 6.0? How do you feel it is operating?

A lot of members seem to not be fans of the diesel engine for pickups. Especially in the colder climates, but maybe it will be alright for you.
I havent looked at it yet. Its a bit out of the ways. I'm more worried about the problems blowing head bolts and egr coolers then starting.
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How much more snow are you expecting this year? I wish you luck finding a good used truck, I don't think people get rid of them if they are still good LOL.
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How much more snow are you expecting this year? I wish you luck finding a good used truck, I don't think people get rid of them if they are still good LOL.
shouldnt get to much more snow but I'm to dependent on a sub. Right now this guy doesnt show and my reputation is on the line.

I was going to hold off on installing the plow. I figure I can find a sweet deal on a v when the season is over.

I need this truck to replace my 1/2 ton. The truck is underpowered and never gave me the mpg being overworked like that. So I need a good power/fuel combo for this upcoming season. I have a dump truck thats plenty powerful that get 5-8 mpg and I obviously dont want to use it for mowing.

I read some horror stories with the 6.0 powerstroke but also found others perfectly happy. So I was curious if anyone here had any luck with them.
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