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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by IA snoman, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    I have a question about balast. What do you guys do if or when you are hauling a snoblower. I have a different plow this year and i can tell that additional weight would be nice. However, I have picked up some accounts where a snoblower is necessary. I don't want to waste my time moving stuff around just to get snoblower out. Ideas?
  2. Dan Massey

    Dan Massey Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I use a 4x8 sheet of 3/16" diamond plate. A bit expensive but is reusable, and make getting things in and out a breeze. Some manufactures do make a sort of jigsaw puzzle of weights that lies flat in your bed. I am not sure of the price or supplier but, I'm sure one of these knowledgeable members will.
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    I hired a sub contractor to snow-blow.. It is a waste of a plow truck to have it sit while you snow-blow. you can make more than enough to pay the sub by keeping your plow trucks plowing. you just get all sweaty snow-blowing, then you jump back in your truck, the windows fog up and your all wet (not a good thing)..leave it to the professional snowblowers...
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    P.S I don't like to get out of the truck :nono:
  5. go plow

    go plow Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    in my truck i made a frame that looks like an H i put in between my wheel wells and inside that i put one of those plastic totes, then i fill that with salt/sand, i think its about 500lb or more and it still leaves enough room between the plastic tub and the tailgate for a snowblower... hope that helps you!!! LET IT SNOW !!!!
  6. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    I do something somewhat simular with sand bags and a wood base frame that is always in there in winter and I have room for stacked salt and blower too when needed.
  7. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Either a pallet of rock salt or ice melt is always in the back towards the cab. Plenty of room left for the blower and spreader. :)
  8. skmodmsl

    skmodmsl Member
    Messages: 43

    My plow is a little on the heavy side also. I carry two blowers in the truck. I use precast concrete patio blocks. They lie flat in the bed of the truck and donot take up much space. This way I have room for both blowers and shovels.