False on all accounts.
This is what Meyers says: http://www.meyerproducts.com/service/faqs.asp
How do I know if my vehicle is recommended for a snow plowing application?
Only vehicles that have the vehicle manufacturer's snow plow prep package are
recommended for snow plowing. GM uses the "VYU" option code. Ford uses the "86M"
option code. Dodge uses the "AHH" or "AHD" option code. Snow plowing without the
original Snow Plow Preparation Package may damage your vehicle, and the added
weight to the equipment may impair the operation and control of the vehicle .
Snow plowing with a vehicle that the manufacturer does not recommend for that
purpose may void your new vehicle warranty. If your vehicle is not originally
equipped with the Snow Plow Package, additional parts may be necessary before
snow plowing. Owners of these vehicles should consult their dealers before
purchase or installation of such parts. CAUTION: the installation, on any
vehicle, of these parts is not a full substitute for the original equipment Snow
Plow Preparation Package.
I just built a F150 with the snow plow package on line.
Both Western and Meyers list mounts for the F150 as well as blades.
<MajorDomo@mailcity.com> wrote in message news:422636CB.9CAC7943@mailcity.com...
> The companies that sell plows, like Myers and Western will not
> install a plow ON any F150 that does not have the Twin I Beam
> suspension or on one with a manual transmission. Myers does
> offer a plow for the F150, but it not mounted on the truck. It
> is on a dolly connected to the front of the truck. Current
> models need to be at least an F250 to mount the plow ON the
> mike hunt
> TheKidd wrote:
>> Live in Mass. Lots of snow this winter and probably more coming.
>> I have a 450' long driveway and currently pay someone to plow the driveway
>> for me. He has a Small Chevy pickup.
>> I was thinking that in a year or two of buying a F150 and then purchase a
>> plow to do the driveway myself.
>> I talked to a couple of folks about it and they're steering me away from
>> using the F150, saying that the truck is not meant to be used as a plow due
>> to the "car-like" suspension in it. Well, not knowing much about all this I
>> wanted to get opinions from you folks.
>> I have to say that the smaller pickups I've seen with a plow are mostly
>> Chevy and Dodge. Any truth to the "car-like" suspension on an F150 not being
>> adequate for plowing?