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how much balast??

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by rob_cook2001, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I just purchased a new truck and am having my plow installed Tuesday.. just wondering how much ballast you guys think I should use. I could get by with none but it's sure nice to be able to plow in 2wd. I was thinking 500-600 lbs... 2013 f350 reg cab srw with a 6.2 gas. Boss 9.2 dxt.
     
  2. larryhd

    larryhd Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 213

    600 will work good thats what i run in my trucks.
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Thats what they make 4 wheel drive for ,lock in and go,no weight needed.
     
  4. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I prefer 6-800 lbs in the back, balancing a 9.2V.
     
  5. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    I run about 600 to 800lb, it works great in that range and only need 4wd when its icy or wet heavy snow,
     
  6. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I have a 2 yd v-box and 75 gallon liquid tank in back.
    I still use 4x4 pretty often.