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  • F550 Getting Stuck

    We seemed to have fixed the problem with our F550 Brush Truck getting stuck. We have put a 2" suspension lift and a 3" body lift on the cab. Went with 20" wheels and 40" Continental MPT 80 22 ply tires. The truck is a deisel so we increased the horse power and low end torque. I know other people are having this problem. This has worked well for us.
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    Parts suppliers

    Anyone know where to find off the shelf stuff to accomplish a job like this? We have a 1999 F550 in need of this treatment.

    RT

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    • #3
      sharp looking rig
      I would venture to say though, that if you take it off road, sooner or later it will get stuck (even a dozer)
      "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a terrible warning."

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        That is one of the sweetest looking rigs ive seen yet. Im a big fan of the Ford chassis for brush rigs, even though im not a for man. Does it have a turbo?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by AltaCa View Post
          Anyone know where to find off the shelf stuff to accomplish a job like this? We have a 1999 F550 in need of this treatment.

          RT
          If you find shop specializing in off road, they will have various items.... or you can buy the components online.
          IACOJ
          Stopping controlled burning DOES NOT stop the burning, only the control!
          http://www.wy.blm.gov/fireuse/fums.htm

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          • #6
            Looks like it was built to ride the front bumper?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jpdesilets1972 View Post
              sharp looking rig
              I would venture to say though, that if you take it off road, sooner or later it will get stuck (even a dozer)
              Yes it has gotten stuck, but only when there was no bottom to grab. And yes our dozer got stuck trying to get it out.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by zackman1801 View Post
                That is one of the sweetest looking rigs ive seen yet. Im a big fan of the Ford chassis for brush rigs, even though im not a for man. Does it have a turbo?
                Yes it does. We installed a BullyDog system and increased the horse power by 70hp. This gave us the low end power that we needed.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AltaCa View Post
                  Anyone know where to find off the shelf stuff to accomplish a job like this? We have a 1999 F550 in need of this treatment.

                  RT
                  We got the suspension lift from Precission Tank, a company that builds fertilzer trucks. We had a local shop put the body lift on it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BDVFD784 View Post
                    Looks like it was built to ride the front bumper?
                    Yes. It does look like it. But it is a "stationary work platform."

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                    • #11
                      thats one nice rig

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ChiefJug View Post
                        Yes. It does look like it. But it is a "stationary work platform."


                        Sounds sorta like when we had a patient that was very drunk and decided to fight my crew. In my report, I put that "we placed the patient prone on the ground".

                        Good looking rig. Were the lifts in order to make room for the bigger tires, or did you have problems with high-centering it?
                        Bryan Beall
                        Silver City, Oklahoma USA

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