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Default 05 F150 with 7' Hiniker Plow.... Need front higher!

Hello everyone. I'm new here and looking for some advice. I'm the maintenance supervisor here at our Jail where I live and my company truck that I drive every day is a 2005 F150 with the 5.4l I was in to Lawn and Landscape for years before I took this job 10yrs ago. Anyway, our Sheriff wanted me to purchase a plow for the truck so that we didn't have to contract out our Jail parking lots anymore. I tried advising him that hanging a plow on that 1/2ton truck wasn't the best idea, but would work. I ended up purchasing a 7'wide Hiniker plow. That's all I ever used with past work and love their stuff.


So my question. This truck with the plow on the front sags pretty bad in the front end. I have to pull up on small ramps I built to remove the plow so that I can get it high enough to get the stand down.


I was wondering if a leveling kit in the front end of some sort would help with bringing that front end up? I don't envision having this truck forever, but for the time that we do have it I would like to try and bring the front end up.


Any suggestions on what I can do would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


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Hello everyone. I'm new here and looking for some advice. I'm the maintenance supervisor here at our Jail where I live and my company truck that I drive every day is a 2005 F150 with the 5.4l I was in to Lawn and Landscape for years before I took this job 10yrs ago. Anyway, our Sheriff wanted me to purchase a plow for the truck so that we didn't have to contract out our Jail parking lots anymore. I tried advising him that hanging a plow on that 1/2ton truck wasn't the best idea, but would work. I ended up purchasing a 7'wide Hiniker plow. That's all I ever used with past work and love their stuff.


So my question. This truck with the plow on the front sags pretty bad in the front end. I have to pull up on small ramps I built to remove the plow so that I can get it high enough to get the stand down.


I was wondering if a leveling kit in the front end of some sort would help with bringing that front end up? I don't envision having this truck forever, but for the time that we do have it I would like to try and bring the front end up.


Any suggestions on what I can do would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


Kyle

Yes...funny you mention this as I bought a front "level" kit for my other truck for just this reason...plow. The maker actually markets the kit I bought as a fix for what you are describing. Its a 1 inch lift for the front and gives that little bit of lift needed.

Its made by Daystar...Item Number: KF09115BK

Ford 04-14 F150 Daystar 1" Budget Boost


You can of course go higher if you want to a 2 or 2.5 inch.
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Awesome! I appreciate the quick reply!! I'm just stuck at to how much I should lift it up. That plow is actually the 7.5' model and my manual says that the plow weighs 732lbs. I don't know that that includes the weight of the bracket that's always mounted to the truck or not. I will try and take a picture later today after I hook the plow up since we're expecting snow tonight.


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Here is a picture of the truck with the plow off, and then a picture with the plow on and lifted up to show how much it sags the front. Just looking for some opinions on what can be done to help rectify this situation.


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you might want to go with a 2" level with that much sag. It'll level out the truck nicely when it's off and should make the sag a little more manageable. Just my 0.02
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