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ya think 600lbs is enough??

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by kurtandshan, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. kurtandshan

    kurtandshan Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Just put 600lbs worth of tube sand between wheel wells and tailgate. Think its enough? Truck=2007 F250 Crewcab shortbox 5.4 gasser w/8'2Vxt. thanks for your thoughts.:salute:
  2. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 450

    should be good
  3. 07F-250V10

    07F-250V10 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    Yes perfect amount of weight. Thats how much i have in my truck
  4. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    I think 600lbs is plenty for that combination
  5. treesnsnow

    treesnsnow Member
    Messages: 79

    f250 diesel crew cab

    i have just about the same set up 8'4" sno way v blade crew cab short box 2006 f250 with 6000 lbs front springs with the 6.0l diesel how much for ballast i was thinking 650-700 first year plowing with this truck
  6. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    600 should be adequate for your setup
  7. Red02F250

    Red02F250 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    That's the same weight I have had in mine the last several years and its worked perfectly, even in 30"+ and breaking open unplowed roads. This year I've added a spreader, but no pushable events yet to see how the added weight handles.
  8. mustangman02232

    mustangman02232 Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    ive got a plastic pallet with a sheet of plywood and a big truck tire filled with sand for my truck, slide it in with forks and take it out when your done without shoveling
  9. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Should be plenty with a small plow and lightweight engine.
  10. kurtandshan

    kurtandshan Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    DOH!!!!! That hurts a little.....:cry:
  11. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I was just kiddin ya a little man :laughing:
  12. johnnysnok

    johnnysnok Member
    Messages: 46

    For the last 4 seasons i have been using the Shur Trax in the bed of my pick up and it works great! You can leave it in all winter or take it in and out. It is made so it can freeze, i throw a sheet of 1/4 plywood over the top of it so i can still throw stuff in the bed without having any problems.