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weight needed?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Dan Massey, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. Dan Massey

    Dan Massey Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    How much weight should i put in th ebed of my truck to plow? I have a F150 8' box and a 6'8" sno way plow. I did order timbrens and they will be here thursday. Thanks for the advice.
     
  2. StillwaterMNBoy

    StillwaterMNBoy Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    More than you think...

    I would put approximately a 1000 lbs of weight in the back or your mother-in-law... whichever weighs more.

    :nono:
     
  3. avalancheplow

    avalancheplow Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    you don't need 1000lbs! I don't run any most of the time and if I do its only like 400lbs
     
  4. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    Most cases you should only need to run something like half the total weight of the plow... 1000lbs for that little snow way is overkill.
     
  5. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149

    I wouldn't go anymore than 400lbs too.
     
  6. jpunlimited

    jpunlimited Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    lever and pivot

    think of your vehicle as a lever and the front wheels as the pivot. a 600lb plow and an 8 foot lever should be less than 400lbs but you want a little extra for traction. my final answer is 400lbs. or you can do what I did: just keep putting it in until it looks balanced then test drive.
     
  7. Dan Massey

    Dan Massey Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks for tha advice all my mother in law appreciates it.