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sander on 2002 f-250 4x2

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by plowwannab2003, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. plowwannab2003

    plowwannab2003 Member
    Messages: 36

    i want to get into the "snow business" but can not put a plow on my truck because it is not 4 wheel drive. how well would i do putting a sander on the back with some good snow tires and some tire chains? im thinking i wouldn't do to well but i might be wrong.i need some way to bring in some extra cash so i can pay for this truck.any info would help.thnx. :confused:
     
  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,846

    trade it in on for a 4x4 with a plow instead of putting 4k on something thats not gonna work to well
     
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Fully agree with Chris. I've tried almost every trick to use 2wd just to see if I can. Does ok on level and straight, but any incline and it's done.
     
  4. bgingras

    bgingras Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    Get a 4x4. I live in the same city as you, we have nothing but HILLS! Truthfully, you would possibly end up like some of the guys I had to drive around that were stuck last winter!
     
  5. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    The only way you could survive is to have posi-traction or a locker rear end.If You stay away from hills and off camber situations. But if someone plows it first for you, you stay on near level ground, or plowed , with the above modifications you can survive. If you pay attention to conditions . You would be the after it's done salt truck/sander. Forget doing unplowed areas. But also remember salt trucks go out every time it freezes so you have more work then a plow truck does!
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2004
  6. plowwannab2003

    plowwannab2003 Member
    Messages: 36

    thnx for the replys. i would only be doing plowed driveways for my buddy after he plows them anyway.
     
  7. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,846

    better hope it has a big gvw and you invest in chains or you will be spining ur wheels