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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Moose's Mowing, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Messages: 198

    What's everyone using for ballast in a pick up?
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    salt and a spreader
  3. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Just sandbags
  4. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    What happened to this thread????? I was hoping for some more laughs......
  5. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Seriously? Deleting & editing the posts? They were hilarious
  6. forbidden

    forbidden Senior Member
    Messages: 392

    10kg bags of ice melt (lots), full jerry cans of fuel (diesel, regular, mix), spare trailer tires, spare bobcat tires chains, cinches, jack, tools, single stage blower, shovels, chippers, blowpacks. Darn full in the back of my truck in winter.
  7. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    I use concrete
  8. snowremoval4les

    snowremoval4les Member
    Messages: 95

    Sandbags and 50lb bags of salt is my route
  9. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    I'm putting three or four bobcat demo tires into mine.
  10. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    200 gals of fuel and my tool box
  11. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    1 ton of granite boulders.

    In what used to be the back seat of my YJ.
  12. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    I've got 3 middle aged homeless overweight bums. I tell them we're going to Starbucks. Hop in!!!
    (this will be deleted in 5,4,3,2,1)
  13. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    I made mine out of 8" square stock and filled them up with stone and caped the ends and put a handle each one is 65# I have 7of them. They fit perfect across the back of my. Blazer
  14. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Last year I had 5 stripers in my crewcab, worked well until until I hit the strobe lights and kick on the jams...... I never realized how heavy winter clothes are.....

  15. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    when i had my sanoma i put a bunch of snow in the back of it. just think 15 lbs per shovel full. 25 shovels. 375 lbs.

    as far as my plow truck. iv got a newer truck. dont relaly need any since they have used up all my payload with a needlessly heavier truck..... mad fase.
  16. sdaigh

    sdaigh Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    old railroad rail cut to managable chunks and welded together into 2 blocks (one for each side behind wheel wells). this year i built metal boxes to contain and hide them, just need to get the mounting done so they can't move around back there.
  17. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    plane old sand bags, plus if i get lightly stuck i have a traction aid
  18. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Rear plow on the pick ups, salter on the dumps
  19. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    2 ton material
  20. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    Flatbed, 2 sets of tire chains, 60gal of fuel, spare parts and tools, should be a little over 9k in plow dress, seems to be plenty