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How much ballest should I use?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Scenic Lawnscape, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I have a 01 dodge with a cummins diesel 8 foot box extended cab, with a 7 1/2 western pro?

    How much should I have in the back?


  2. KCLawnTamer

    KCLawnTamer Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 53

    About 400-500 pounds would make it handle pretty nice...
  3. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481


    I was guessing 600# So I think I will split the difference and go 500#
  4. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    According to Westerns website you should be using 570 lbs., so you were pretty close.
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    At least 600 and in case you get stuck the more sand/salt you carry the better off you are to get out.
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    600lb of sand would work good, and if you get stuck the more sand and salt you have the eisier it will be to get out.