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How much weight should I add to my 2009 2500?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by racingnplowin, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. racingnplowin

    racingnplowin Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I have a 2009 2500 with the 6.0L v8. Just wondering how much weight I could put in the bed to get better traction?
  2. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 745

    How much weight are you hanging off the front? I'd put at least 4-500lbs behind the rear axle.
  3. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    800 or so pounds right against the tailgate.
  4. Dchambers1

    Dchambers1 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I have a 2010 2500 Hd with the 6.0 CrewCab and have a SnowDogg EX-80 mounted on it, this plow weighs about 800 with the mount. I installed Timbrens and put 5 turns on t-bars put 900 lbs against the tailgate. and she rides almost perfect now
  5. racingnplowin

    racingnplowin Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I have a four door with a 6.5 foot bed and a Boss 8'' super duty plow. I went to Home Depot today to get some tube sand but of course they were sold out. Any other recommendations that can wet and still be able to taken out of the bed easily?
  6. carkey351

    carkey351 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    I use bag salt -have almost 1000lbs stacked against the tailgate and strapped down. works great -plus you have something to through down for traction/ or melt ice.
  7. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I personally run with about 1800 pounds of bagged salt. Two rows behind the axle. I however salt each lot as I go, so by the end of the route, I am about out of salt. If it's a heavy wet snow, I will plow all the lots, and go back through to salt afterwards, so I don't loose my counter weight.
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    More weight = easier plowing.

    I would start with at least 1000 lbs on that truck.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    when thinking of ballast you also have to take into account how you will be able to get a bloer in the truck if needed