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00 3500 Front End

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Fin, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Fin

    Fin Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I recently purchased a 00 3500 Dually. It came with Boss 8'6" Plow.

    Is there anything I should/could do to help the front suspension handle the weight of this plow. Or something to help reduce the wear and tear from carrying the plow?

    Thanks
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,592

    Timbrens would be a good idea.
    Remember to remove your plow when not in use.
    Travel at lower speeds when you have the plow attached to the truck.
    Use counter weight/ ballast.
     
  3. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    All of the above and air bags for the rear.

    Good Luck Mike
     
  4. Fin

    Fin Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I thought about timbrens , but have been told they are more for a "shock load" like when you push into a pile.

    I can see where a counter weight or rear ballast would help to "even out" the load. It has a dump bed on it now but is being replaced with a flatbed so some weight will need to be added.

    How are you using the air bags in this situation?

    I appreciate the replys. Thanks for your help.
     
  5. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I'd put timbrens on, it helps the added weight of the plow. When Raised the truck wont sag as much. I've always run timbrens and ballast.