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7.6 western weight?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by meborder, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. meborder

    meborder Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I've got an old cable driven 7.6' Western plow. Anyone have a clue how much this old dog weighs?

    I've searched the manuals and all i can find is that it recommends 500-700 lbs of balast.

    Right now, i've got about 750 lbs of balast behind the rear wheels, and it seems like it is enough to level the truck out, but i was just curious how much the actual plow weighs.

  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Think should be ok I knew one time but thats been 15 yrs ago +
    What are you driving that you need a balast for a 7.5 plow
    What I would do go to feed mill and put on there scales
  3. meborder

    meborder Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    It's on an 83 3/4 ton chevy. It probably would have been fine without balast, but it had problems backing up any kind of hill in 2wd, especially on grass or hay.

    Figgured i have pallets, concrete test cylinders, and sand bags ... no reason not to have balast. :)

    to be honest, i'm not sure which plow it is.

    It is either a standard to which someone added a spring
    or it is a pro that doesn't have the center shock absorber.


    it does sit somewhat nose-down without the balast.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011