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ballast

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by ppkgmsy, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. ppkgmsy

    ppkgmsy Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 73

    I know the topic of ballast has been discussed to death, and this may be a dumb question anyway, but here goes. I plow my 400ft driveway with a 98 Chevy 3/4 ton. I load about 500lbs of sand bags in the rear of the bed, primarilly over the wheel wells. I was thinking, though, that the accumulated snow that falls into the bed must weigh a lot, maybe a couple hundred pounds? Would the snow suffice as ballast?
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,617

    Put your counterweight back behind the rear wheels ,
    by the tale-gate.

    Ballast? are you afraid of capsizing?





    yea, i had to.:laughing::waving:
     
  3. ppkgmsy

    ppkgmsy Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 73

    If she capsizes, the Captain must go down with the ship,
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Couple hundred pounds of snow for ballest, Yea no.
    Behind the wheels as was said.
     
  5. ppkgmsy

    ppkgmsy Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 73

    Thanks, guys.