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2wd plowing?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by ercrvs24, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. ercrvs24

    ercrvs24 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Anyone plow with a 2wd truck? I thought the idea was crazy, but I have no experiance and I keep seeing 2wd trucks in my area with plows that are for sale. Thanx for any input.
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

  3. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    You see alot of duelly 2 wheelers with blades and a ton of ballast. They do okay just dont plan on turning with a load of snow on your blade or doing loading docks or inclines. Other wise they can work okay.
  4. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    my friend never uses 4 wheel drive in his f350 dump truck dually with sander
  5. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    most of the time im in 2wd when i plow .
    still , i would NEVER use a 2wd truck for plowing though.
    you get stuck more often and in the heavy snow it seems like my truck just doesn't want to push the snow untill i kick in 4wd .
  6. TriCountySnow

    TriCountySnow Member
    Messages: 34

    2wd no way

    i understand the logic behide your question but 2wd trucks just dont have the trackion of a 4wd truck, you would be better of to pay a little bit more for something that you could do docks with and inclines. by no means trashes 2wd trucks though we have 2 f350 dumps that are 2wd but we only use them for salting, have plow just in case but dont recommend it.
  7. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    Last year doing parking lot it is about 4am been up a long time. Anyway was going from one place to next in 2 wheel drive when i get to lot go to plowing just cant seem to push it far so i would back of and take smaller bits. (Like i said been up for quit a while) anyway i happen to look down and notice i'm in 2 wheel drive. Put that baby in 4x4 ah no problms now. If there wasn't a thin film of ice i could have done it in 2 wheel drive but that ice killed me. So yes with good tires and lots of ballast you can plow in 2 wheel drive. But nowhere near as easily as with 4x4.