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C plow on 2500 HD

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by milkie62, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. milkie62

    milkie62 Senior Member
    from Troy,NY
    Messages: 231

    Is the 8 foot C plow too heavy for a 2500HD Chevy with only 300 lbs of ballast ? I say that because I keep 2 small snowblowers in the truck bed and nothing else.
     
  2. Leland Lawn

    Leland Lawn Member
    Messages: 35

    I plow with a 9' C plow, and I'd say that 300lbs is a little bit of a light load in the rear. I carry around 1000lbs of gravel as ballast and I sit level. That plow weighs over 800lbs, so you'll probably loose some traction in the rear.
     
  3. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,061

    Ballast is weight BEHIND your rear axle. There's no way you're putting a thousand pounds of gravel behind your rear axle. You've got weight, but not ballast.
     
  4. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    I assume this is not a real question:dizzy:
     
  5. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    Don't know, but a 8' c-plow can go on a 2500, 300# ballast though... throw in a few pails of sand as close to tailgate as you can along with your snowblowers & strap it all down.
     
  6. milkie62

    milkie62 Senior Member
    from Troy,NY
    Messages: 231

    I am worried since when I drop off the snowblowers for my guys I have no weight in the back.And then I would hate to have to have some weight located so I can pick it up.May just have to go with a std 8 foot trip plow and forget about all the newer ones.Up till now I have only had experience with mostly 8 foot western pro plows.
     
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I know one guy use his bed for blowers/stuff. So he mount his ballast under the truck where his spare tire is with tractor weights spare tire is in the bed
     
  8. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,061

    That's not a bad idea at all! But I do wonder just how much weight you can add. I'm guessing not much.
     
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    He has about 5 100lb tractor weights under it He wielded a bar between the frame and lift weights up bolt them in place

    I don't run a ballast I have Steel flatbeds on my trucks
     
  10. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    I dont use snowblowers so.... but I do got 8 5gal buckets full of all my diff deicing products(60-80#ea) as well as I got 2 aluminum billets/blocks, one for each side, they fit perfect across box & weigh about 75# each. One cheap way is pour a few bags of readymix concrete into a few containers you can strap down & then you got ballast that will last for $20.
     
  11. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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  12. milkie62

    milkie62 Senior Member
    from Troy,NY
    Messages: 231

     
  13. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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  14. milkie62

    milkie62 Senior Member
    from Troy,NY
    Messages: 231

    Hope you are referring to a Deroit Locker since that is the only true locker.
     
  15. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    yep, I didn't install it was in it when I bought the truck
    Truck had a dump on it First owner swap that out put a heavy flat bed. Has
    F450 springs in the rear rides like lumber wagon when it is empty
     
  16. milkie62

    milkie62 Senior Member
    from Troy,NY
    Messages: 231

    A Detroit is the cats a$$ in mud and snow.They suck on ice though.Gotta decide quick what I am getting .Will have to compare the weight of my old 8.5 foot fisher.Then compare the fisher V plow to the weight of the C plow.Would like to have a plow with something different instead of just a straight plow.Just need to come up with an idea for some weight behind the wheels.
     
  17. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    How much ballast you need ?
    You could build you a pipe bumper and fill it up with concrete
    Use 2 6'' pipe or make fit in the hitch

    I know I wont plow with a straight plow on a truck any more after running my 9.6 MVP since 09.

    Yes ice isn't fun with the locker But if Im on a hill backing up sure works then on ice
    I wish the locker would work like my tractor When you have the tractor in all 4 wheels lock when you turn it unlock till you straighten up then locks back in
     
  18. milkie62

    milkie62 Senior Member
    from Troy,NY
    Messages: 231

    After finally finding my Fisher and western brochures,the C-plow is in the same weight category.I was worried that the C-plow was alot heavier.
     
  19. Laszlo Almasi

    Laszlo Almasi Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    This is the same location I've got planned for my weight and dual battery setup.
     
  20. Laszlo Almasi

    Laszlo Almasi Senior Member
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