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Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by rjnjr1019, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. rjnjr1019

    rjnjr1019 Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Im putting a 7.5 snow dogg on my dodge ex cab 1500 how much weight would i need to put in the bed of my truck? the plow weights 460lbs
     
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    It all depends on how heavy the snow is. 200lb or 300lb would probably be good.
     
  3. rjnjr1019

    rjnjr1019 Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    thanks you very much
     
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    No probablem. Good luck.:D
     
  5. g.moore

    g.moore Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I would start around 300lbs and go up from there. I ended up at 600lbs for my 2500 and 8' Sno Way. With 300lbs going down the 30% grade from our house the rear end tried to pass me. I kept adding weight in 50lb incriments until the rear end stayed behind me, but on the '64 International I only have a 50lb suicide tank and 2 deep cycle's in the bed and it does fine. Every truck is different.