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'79 Chevy 3/4 ton

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Iowa, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Iowa

    Iowa Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 120

    I just bought a like new chevy 2500 crew cab...the mount and harness will go on it from my old GMC, but I was wondering one thing:

    i would like to make the new truck a back up, and use my '79 as the primary plow truck. while it is only a 2WD, i have an easy dump in the back that i could put 2 - 2.5 ton of something back there. is that much weight sufficient for traction or should i forget this idea???
  2. Ole Tower

    Ole Tower Senior Member
    from MAINE
    Messages: 210

    WE have several one tons w/ 2WD that DO a Good JOB Plowing OH don*t get Me Wrong? theres NO Doubt 4 WD is Better!--but-- Most plowers forget? when Your Plowing Your Trucks ON freshly Plowed Ground--& Plowig w/ Any thing?--Weight over the Rear wheels is a lot More Important than Most Think? as*the Basic Rule IS! the Weight in the Trucks BED should Be Equal? to the Plows Weight? & a Bit EXTRA never Hurts! Sand?--Salt?--or a Really Fat Lady? will DO the TRICK!--OleTower--