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Got Ballast?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by habart30, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. habart30

    habart30 Member
    Messages: 58

    I could not resist snapping a few shots of this truck. I'll just keep quiet..the pic speaks for itself.

    Feel free to add more pictures to this thread if any of you have similar encountersThumbs Up!


  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Very nice.

    Over-sized plow on too light of a truck, along with no ballast.

    My favorite form of ballast is the junker guys running around with a beat up truck and plow along with 2 yards worth of scrap in the back of the truck.

  3. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 814

    nothing out of the norm for a chevy is it?
  4. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Yeah theres always idiots running around and most of them are all running $20 strobe beacons that dont do a fing thing
  5. BOSSMAN21

    BOSSMAN21 Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Well as for this comment, a chevy holds weight a H*** of a lot better than any dodge. As for the picture, it looks like a half ton truck with a 8' Boss HD Tripedge plow, those were the heaviest 8' plows boss ever made, I think they were even heavier than the 8'2 boss power V. My step father owns one and it even looks heavier, idk what it is about them but they are alot heavier.
  6. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    My dads Dodge had the same plow, '02 1500, and it looked the same way, Just a little higher up though but it rode low with that plow on. Even with ballast. Probably could have used more, but we were lazy

    EDIT: and nice $10 strobe. Geeze, my truck is just for the blowers and sidewalk crew and I have more than that.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2012
  7. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    What's ballast?
  8. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    LOL, I see that all the time around here.
  9. 2low

    2low Member
    Messages: 56

    there is a 1500 chev in my town with a boss 8.5 v blade and the wing tips are 1/2 inch off the ground

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Keep dreaming. :rolleyes:
  11. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    That is a pretty ignorant statement. :rolleyes:

    As for the ballast if he put it in the bed the truck would be over GVWR oh wait it already is on the front axle :dizzy:
  12. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 352

    I have a picture for you, I'll try to get a shot of a K1500 I always see with an 8 foot Hiniker... Its always the Chevy's...
  13. habart30

    habart30 Member
    Messages: 58

    yeah snap a pic if you can, and your right It's always the Chevy's..90% of the time anyways.
  14. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    Mine holds pretty well... Taking the picture was tight but you can see the plow is raised...

    plow drop.jpg
  15. bigbadbrad

    bigbadbrad Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    well of course it does, it's lighter on the front-end with all that rust!! haha just joking with ya! th bed on my ford is starting to look like that too!
  16. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    Weight reduction, for higher top speed Thumbs Up You should see the box...:eek:
  17. H&HPropertyMait

    H&HPropertyMait Senior Member
    Messages: 558


    Front end drops 1/2" with a 9'2". 1 ton springs. doesn't drop at all in the rear with the 14' b&b. But yeah you take your IFS lol

  18. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    H&H, awesome truck. I want to put one together like that.Thumbs Up
  19. H&HPropertyMait

    H&HPropertyMait Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    Thank you sir! I have a truck thread and a headache rack thread, take a look if you get bored enough ;)
  20. habart30

    habart30 Member
    Messages: 58

    H&H...I see your from Mattawan. Funny because this picture was taken at the Citgo on the corner of Main street and Red Arrow! I live in Texas Corners. Keep an eye out for this truck..I'm sure you'll see him sooner or later!