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post #1 of 13 Old 10-24-2012, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Snow plowing with a 6.0

Any one know of any issue's with plowing snow with a 04 F 350 with a 6.0. My only thought was power for the FICM while running the plow. I haven't heard of any issue's, any one in here heard of anything?
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My buddy's 6.0 has done great plowing. Of course it is going to see more wear and tear but he changes the trans fluid a lot during the winter as well as the oil more often. He did have to do head gaskets but hey that's just being a 6.0 Maybe that was due to running xtreme street while plowing with two yards of sand in the spreader lol. Do you have plow prep? The only thing to note would be having the stiffer springs as well as an upgraded fan clutch.

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Thanks for the reply! I don't know about the plow prep but the plow was put on when the truck was new but was only on the truck a couple times over the year's. The fan clutch was changed at one point. I have a super chips tuner, probably would be a good idea to run the tow safe tune and changing the oil more often would be a good idea. I don't do a lot of commercial plowing any way, two to four hrs max per storm. Should be OK!
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Only plowed the one storm last winter with my 6.0. Had an 8' pro plus on it, ran like a champ! My fuel economy actually went up since I wasn't driving like a ****. Drove 4 hours highway time with it on too and plowed an entire street. No problems whatsoever


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I wonder what a plow up front would do to those of us w/ BPD oil cooler ??

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I wonder what a plow up front would do to those of us w/ BPD oil cooler ??
I ran my 550 last year plowing and my EOT never exceed 190's. thats after 24+ hours of running straight. plow up is a bit different. when its down its fine.

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My old man plows.with a 6.0. I would reccomend high output alt. Or at least an overdrive alt pulley.

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High output alt or dual alts like I had are definitely a plus


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My truck has a powerbastards 220amp alt on it and snow plow pre fan clutch on it. as well as an extra leaf up front.

Truck hold my plow great. barely drops more then 1/2inch with the plow up.

As far as plow. just be smart, allow the truck to stop before shift, unless you like doing transmission swaps. good fresh fluids make a world of a difference. my trans fluid has 5k on it right now. ill change it again in 10k. Always let it to spend some time cooling off after a run.

These trucks love to work. keep them healthy and they will do great. Cant wait to start pushing this season. last season was a weak one for us.

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My 6.0 is a snow plowing SOB

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