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weight?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by CNYScapes, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    How much weight do you guys keep in the back of your trucks for plowing? And how much is too much? Sometimes I have a whole pallet of rock salt in the back. Oh Ya, I have a 2001 chevy 2500hd. So include what type truck too!
     
  2. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    HEY SCAPES........Where ya been? Ya missed our meet
    up last Sunday in Clay !
    Bill aka CNY Prop Serv and Joe 3131 and his bro in law
    and the wives and kids attended ! FUN...FUN!
    Check out the pics in the Networking thread !

    I have a box made up of double 2x10s mounted between
    my wheel wells. I have 10 tube sands with a milk crate
    inbetween with chains and spare goodies. So I figure
    500lbs. I have them strapped down with cinch straps
    so they don't move either!
    I have a tonneau cover so everything is covered and dry!

    It brings the nose up some for more ground clearance!
    These new GMs are LOW!.................geo:drinkup:

    BTW....If your looking for sub work call On-Site in B'Ville ny.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2003
  3. Got Snow

    Got Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    i keep around 600-800 lbs of rock salt in a couple of large plastic bins that sit in front of the tailgate, behind the wheel wells. i have a F350 with an 8' speedcast plow.
     
  4. Little Jay

    Little Jay Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    '02 chevy 2500hd 8 ft western
    650 lb backblade
     
  5. CPSS

    CPSS Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    Do a search, this was just discussed last month in depth.
     
  6. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Sonjaab, Ive been too busy with leaf cleanup to get on here, sorry I missed an opportunity to network with the local guys. Maybe some other time.