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2wd 4500 owners come on in!!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by matts lawncare, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. matts lawncare

    matts lawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    ok so i have a 4500 dump truck that i am thinking about using for plowing we do not run a large salt spreader so it will be somthing else in the bed for ballast so basically my question is if i have the proper amount of weight in the bed will this truck do well plowing on for the most part flat ground
     
  2. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    Should do fine with good rubber and alot of ballast weight.
     
  3. pinepointe

    pinepointe Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    great plow truck

    I have plowed with a 2wd international dump truck for 4 or 5 years. I put 3 tons of gravel in the bed and i carry a good heavy set of chains and blocks
     
  4. pinepointe

    pinepointe Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    oh by the way we are pushing a 10.5 ft myer commerical plow
     
  5. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    Having chains available to put on the truck will make a huge difference. As long as you're not traveling at high speeds, the chains should help alot in big storms. If you're not familiar with putting them on, do a couple practice runs. It isn't fun putting them on in a storm for the first time.
     
  6. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    chians might not be legal in indiana.
     
  7. matts lawncare

    matts lawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    i dont think they are here for the most part i try not to do dumb things while plowing i have plowed the last three years with a 3500 2wd and never got stuck so hopefully this will work well too we are already purchasing another truck and a second one is out of the question right now so hopefully the 4500 will work well thanks to all that posted
     
  8. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    I have 3 4500's. All have Western 9' pro plus plows. They work GREAT. Your high up and have great visibility. On the flat bed we put 2 tons of angle stone (no limestone) and it worked good. you just have to put these trucks on the right lot. Lowes, strip malls and big lots . A bubby of mine put a big v blade on his and it only lasted a year. You realy need a strong big plow for them, .:bluebounc :bluebounc
     
  9. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    You mean the blade failed after a year? Wow!
     
  10. matts lawncare

    matts lawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    thanx alot that exactly the response i was looking for and yes the pro plus is i belive the only way to go i have a 8ft on a 2500 which i bought for one of our drives to use and i ended up takin that and giving him the boss v with the back drag and the wings it really makes life easy and ya as far as the plowing goes it will be a few large stoarge facilities and then some town house comuntites but just the road not the drives
     
  11. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Yep, the plow was broke more than up and running. I dont remember if it was a Boss or western. Last year he put a Pro plus on it and welded up the V and uses it as a back up
     
  12. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I have customers pushing 10 foot Snoways with 4500 chevys with great success.