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Question for the pro's

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by robo01, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. robo01

    robo01 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I was using that quickmatch for a western what does the ballast mean?
  2. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    its the counter weight used to offset the weight of the plow on front , u put the ballast as far back as u can between the rear axle and tailgate
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    Ballast is how much weight in the bed. Some guys go buy what the dealer says and some guys put about the same weight in the bed as what the plow weighs. I have about 700-800lbs in the bed of my truck for a 7.6ft western pro w/ wings.
  4. robo01

    robo01 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    so it said i needed 500 pounds but i carry that around in icemelt anyways so would that do? and what are timberns or how ever you say them?
  5. robo01

    robo01 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    ok i just did some research on the timbrens and i have a question. Are they a very strong rubber and how do they help your truck from saggin dont understand.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    what do you do if you use all your melt then? I would keep some extra ballast weight separate from your melt that you use throughout your day.

    From the website:
    Timbren hollow rubber springs are mounted between the truck frame and the axle. They do not take the place of the existing leaf spring, but work in conjunction with it, to improve the ride of your truck and to protect springs against overloading.

    Timbren Ride Control products enhance a vehicle's empty ride quality, while providing protection against overloading, road shock, bottoming out, sway and broken springs. Timbren Front axle kits prevent front end nose diving. Together, these features provide a smooth, level ride, even with heavy loads.
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    I have timbrens and I love them..even with the plow off.