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2WD more "snow worthy"

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by d8on27@msn.com, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. d8on27@msn.com

    d8on27@msn.com Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 21

    I do residentials with snowblowers only, no blade. Have 2 4WD trucks and a 2WD S10 that I was hoping to use as a backup. Besides weight what can I do to help this truck get around in the snow?
     
  2. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    haul snowblowers with it or trade it in for a 4x4
     
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Why don't you just put a plow on one of the 4wd?
     
  4. bharry20

    bharry20 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    make sure you have decent tires on the back and weight is about all you can do. maybe a little help from above.:angel:
     
  5. Saltydawg

    Saltydawg Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Studded tires an option in Iowa?
     
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Push the 2WD with one of the 4WD's. J/K
    Weight, good tires and some salt for when you do get stuck.
     
  7. snowandgo

    snowandgo Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Get narrower tires. That will help as well.
     
  8. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Trade it for a 4x4 quad J/K lots of ballast
     
  9. red07gsxr

    red07gsxr Senior Member
    from meriden
    Messages: 256

    good tires, alot of weight, and put a winch on it. then you would be set
     
  10. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Mine wasn't too bad with a decent set of snow tires, a positraction unit, and lots of ballast.

    That being said, however, I don't think I would ever have plowed with it... you would need a ton of ballast to even have half a chance, and remember it is only a 7.5 or 7.625" rear axle under there... so don't over do it.