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weight in the rear of the truck--How Much??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by hortboy, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. hortboy

    hortboy Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Guys ,

    I've never really paid much attention to weight in the rear of the truck always just new some was there and sometimes I struggled w/ not enough weight and other times it was good. I just bought a new Ford F250 w/ 8 foot fisher on it. How much weight do i actually need to have in the bed of the truck??
     
  2. typically its recommended to run at least 3/4 the weight of the plow. But if you have a salt spreader and salt in the bed, you usually outweight the plow easily. The point of the ballast is that the plow will lift some of the weight off the back of your truck and you'll lose some traction, adding the ballast takes care of this problem. You may find that just adding a couple hundred pounds would work for you.
     
  3. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    1/2 to 3/4 of the plow weight. More as you feel needed for traction and such.
     
  4. Mick

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

    If you have a regular cab and the 5.4 - 650lbs.

    You can go to the Fisher website, enter the vehicle configuration and it will tell you exactly. Click here and click on " start ematch":
    http://www.fisherplows.com/ematch.asp