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Recommendation of Front Mount Hitch Receiver on a 1998 Ford Expedition 4-Wheel Drive for a Snow Plow

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Im looking to buy a front receiver hitch foe my 98 ford expedition 4 wheel drive with factory tow hooks. you have 2 models, a Curt and a Drawtite. in your opinion what one is the best. I intend to use it for a snow plow. Thanks for your time.

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Looking at the installation between the front mount hitches that fit your 1998 Ford Expedition, the Curt, part # 31049, installs much higher where the license plate is normally mounted. The benfit is more ground clearance but you'll need to relocate your license plate using part # C31002. Also, on your Expedition that seems like an extremely high mounting point for a snow plow.

The Draw-Tite, part # 65025, installs quite a bit lower, sitting under the front bumper and fascia. This takes away some of the ground clearance but I believe would be a better location for your plow.

So, in my opinion, unless you really want the high mounting point for that much ground clearance I would go with the Draw-Tite.

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