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Ihave a 2012 ford f150 with out a plow package ive been told…

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Ihave a 2012 ford...

Ihave a 2012 ford f150 with out a plow package ive been told not to put a plow on it what problems will I encounter if I do

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?

No problems yet plow is installed but im told I may have problems with the electric assisted steering due to to much draw on the battery

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?

All is fine right not battery good no leaks.concerned abt after I use it for several hrs

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No that's it

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Ford Mechanic: CTFordTech, Ford Technician replied 7 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: CTFordTech, Ford Technician replied 7 months ago

How do you plan on using the plow? For residential/personal use or for business use?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
personal use. no more than 2 hrs at a time.
Ford Mechanic: CTFordTech, Ford Technician replied 7 months ago

Thank you. And were you told why you should not put a plow on your truck?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
ford doesn't recommend it
Ford Mechanic: CTFordTech, Ford Technician replied 7 months ago

Yes, Ford does not recommend for commercial use because the trucks are just not built for the abuse, but for residential use, you will be ok plowing. Also being an F150 and you said you just want to use it for residential use, you can purchase a light duty plow. I wouldn't go putting a 8' steel plow on the truck. They make smaller 5-6' plows that will work just fine for the F150.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
thankyou
Ford Mechanic: CTFordTech, Ford Technician replied 7 months ago

Your welcome. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.

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