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plowing with a dump truck..

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by chevy$men, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. chevy$men

    chevy$men Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    does anybody plow with a 1 ton dump truck 2wd if so how is it????
  2. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    theres some people out there that do it. A slong as you load it up with weight in the back with good tires and are plowing on flat ground you should be alright. wouldny plow residentials with a 2wd
  3. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,976

    Do a search, you can read on and on for pages about this :drinkup:
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,196

    I have done it with 2 different trucks. 1 was a 1999 3500HD with the 19.5 wheels and the other a 2003 3500. Both did extremely well. With the 03 we ran a 9'6" Fisher V and a 8' spreader on the back. The 99 we ran a 9' Western with a 10' spreader. I would do it again for sure. The only thing I will add is these trucks are part of a fleet. There is always someone around to pull them if they get stuck. They will plow flat ground without any problems. Most snowfalls here are under 6" but we get the odd one that might be 10".
  5. chevy$men

    chevy$men Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Ok thanks guys i just bought two dump truck and was worried about plowing with them...
  6. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Plowed last season w/a 1984 c-30 mason dump 2wd. Trk has a spreader and even without material it did just fine. However I added BFG's all terrain t/a's and did better.
  7. chevy$men

    chevy$men Senior Member
    Messages: 119

  8. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    lots of threads about this already, I personally only use 4wd as a last ditch effort anyway, but we do have a 1ton dump with a 9ft plow on that has never been stuck (knock on wood), its also usually loaded down with salt.