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how to go about this

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by fastcarz3, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. fastcarz3

    fastcarz3 Member
    Messages: 34

    ok heres my deal i have an 05 f250 2wd truck that i wanna put a plow on actually im gonna. the truck is mainly used in the spring summer n fall as a matter of fact i just started it up this morning after sitting for the last 2 1/2 weeks. This truck sits with insurance and current registration goin to waste. Ive read and searched plenty about the risks of using a 2wd for plowing. This truck will be used in one decent sized lot with an expierenced driver with an 07 f350 psd backing it up. this lot is a paid per inch so its not an hourly thing i think having the truck in there will get me out faster then having just the one. I understand sum will say go buy a cheap pos beater but thats outta the question as i have knowhere to store it and it cant sit on site and i do not wanna make insurance payments. In my search ive found timbrens for the front. ive talked to 4 people 2said itd work 2 said it wouldnt. im looking to see if anyones running a setup like this or has knowledge to help me get this setup goin. i am preferably looking to use a western bc the rest of the trucks are running them. any help would be great
     
  2. karseneau012500

    karseneau012500 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Plowing in two wheel drive can be done… I try to plow as much as I can for as long as I can in two wheel. But once I start slipping I quickly go in to four wheel. Time is Money... I would hate to be fighting the truck especially if you have heavy wet snow. If you’re going to do it I would recommend a LOT of ballest and brand new tires.
     
  3. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    Ballast is the key, load that rear end with as much weight as you can (safely). Also, new, very grippy tires, and buy a set of chains to keep with you.

    I had to plow with 2wd when my 4wd went out during a storm. It's not easy, especially with sloping driveways, but it's possible.
     
  4. Andy N.

    Andy N. Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    Ballast, new tires and use capital letters and punctuation in your posts....took me an hour to get through that, not to mention the spelling.
     
  5. fastcarz3

    fastcarz3 Member
    Messages: 34

    i forgot to mention the lot is completly flat too. The truck actually has a new set of tires on it with less then 500miles. i already reasearched the risks of plowing with a 2wd im just looking now how to get a plow installed onto the truck
     
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Look at he plow manufacturer websites and see if they list a plow mount for your truck.
    If not find a GOOD fabricator and maybe he can make a mount. (Not recommended)
    Carry a tow strap too. You WILL get stuck at some point.