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Think this guy needs ballast?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by IMAGE, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,737

    I saw this truck running around the other day. Notice he is in scoop mode, I'm guessing he rubs bad in V mode.


    I also saw this bus in the ditch, sucks to be him!

  2. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Looks like he needs to tighten up the Tbars as well.
  3. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    yup..and i bet that helps cool off the truck!!!!:dizzy:
  4. jjtmarineb2

    jjtmarineb2 Member
    Messages: 79

    He should keep it in straight mode. That way it puts the weight closer to the truck without worrying about rubbing in V mode.
  5. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Or he could of just bought a Ford....:drinkup:
  6. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Oh, are all four tires supposed to be on the ground? I thought doubling the front tires contact patch made up for eliminating the rears. Same difference, right?:dizzy:
  7. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    HE should have bought a ford wouldnt sag a bit!
  8. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    I agree should of bought a ford!!!!
  9. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    I wouldn't ride with his like that why you never know that leaf spring on that will break then truck's front will hit road.

    He should buy heavy duty leaf spring plus put 800 pounds on rear.

    For that bus it look very serious stuck. I think it can pull out with 3 f350 with 4x4 would do that because bus's rear end is actual on ditch which make hardest to pull bus out ditch.
  10. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    That truck does not have leaf springs in the front. It is an independent front suspension and uses torsion bars. If he cranks the keys in the torsion bars tightening them up the truck will hold weight better. Also 500-800lbs of weight by the tailgate would help quite a bit.
  11. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    HAHA you guys think thats bad...youll have to use your imagination with this one cause i didnt have my camera on me and i dont think i would have been able to get a pic anyways i was way to dumbfounded

    2 days ago coming home from some shopping i see this huge 9 ft Boss V plow in straight mode coming at me, and it was an older style probly RT2, but it was mounted on a new style CREW CAB FLARESIDE F150...this baby was hurtin :cry: i think the front fenders were rubbin the tires! i should have turned around and chased him down to take a picture with my cell phone
  12. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    That bus is a tour group sledding together :drinkup::drinkup:
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    He probably is just tired and forgot to put his wings back. It wouldn't drag if he put them back, I don't run ballast in my trucks and my t-bars are turned up very little. You guys are right though, he should have bought a Ford and then life would be perfect.
  14. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    I would never plow with it saggin like that!
  15. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    imagine how responsive it is when coming up to curbs :eek:, the truck has to squat 7 inches before the plow even moves
  16. Miles Marine

    Miles Marine Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    he just needs a real truck to hold up that nice plow!
  17. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,737

    We havent had a big plowable event here in 2 weeks, (not since 5 days before this picture), there was a dusting that morning and light drifting, but nothing that would require so much work as to miss much sleep.

    I dont know if he was out cleaning up some drifting somewhere, or if he was just moving his plow accross town, but it sure looked funny!
  18. lawnmasters2006

    lawnmasters2006 Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    wouldnt let the mother in law drive a ford,an i cant stand her...:gunsfiring:
  19. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Maybe it wasn't even his plow....maybe it belonged to a friend with a "real truck" that was in the shop the day it snowed getting the coil packs or turbo replaced...:D
  20. SnowMP

    SnowMP Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Please end this thread! I'm going to pee my pants!!!