Originally Posted by ducaticorse
Fresh contract came through and I've decided to throw a plow on my old F600. Found one today complete with plates and wiring for real short money.
This is a RWD dump truck with old school military lug style rear tires. I'm wondering how much weight I'm going to need in the back for proper traction. I will also be using this truck for trucking snow so Id like the weight to be easily removable by bobcat. Was thinking of palatalizing cinder blocks or something to that effect if need be.
How much in LBS would you suggest?
If you have a couple of old big tires around use those. Tractor tires work great.
Fill with concrete and insert 3 big u-hooks so you can lift in and out with a chain.
Should maybe even use a plate at the end of the u-hooks so when it cures hard there is no chance of them popping out when lifting.
Depending on tire size you use that should be plenty of weight and are easy to put in/take out and last for years.