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Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by KDB33, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. KDB33

    KDB33 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I just put a 8'6" ss xtreme v on my '07 Chevy 2500hd cc with the Duramax. Since this plow is not recommended gor this truck Fisher's website will not let me put it into the ballast calculator. Can anyone tell me how much ballast I should be using. Since the plow with mount is about 1000#'s im guessing I want 1000#'s of ballast.
  2. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    You got it , 1 k lbs behind the rear wheeles..
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    800-1000 lbs as far aft as possible. Just make sure its well secured so when that trip edge fails you don't have a half on of crap headed for the back of your head
  4. PR Fect

    PR Fect Member
    Messages: 53

    That seems like allot of weight. My door decal on a reg cab 98 K3500 reads 460lbs. The truck has a Boss 8'2'' V plow.
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Try it. You'll like it.
  6. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    I run about 800lbs, You will find that you won't need to use 4 wheel drive as much,
  7. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,806

    Anywhere from 800-1000lbs, as stated before, keep it as far behind the rear axles as possible.