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blizzard, blazer and ballast ??

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by itchyfishnv, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. itchyfishnv

    itchyfishnv Member
    Messages: 45

    Just wondering what people use for ballast in SUV's? I'd rather not throw bags of sand in the event they rip making my trunk a beach. I have cargo tie downs, So I can tie some any solid objects down. Currently running a blizzard 720 straight blade. It weighs about 370 lbs. I have timbrens on the front, and it still sags pretty bad (not as bad as before). I've cranked up the torsions before but destroyed my front end costing me a lot of money to have it repaired so i'd rather not crank em again and go through the same thing.
  2. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    I plow in a 89 K5 Blazer with a Sno-Way. Being a lite weight plow the front end isn't as stressed at our other trucks with the steel plows.
  3. tmgcboiler

    tmgcboiler Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Try using some old tractor weights in the back.
  4. 92XT

    92XT Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    any truck pushing needs ballast to push effectively. there is a big difference.
  5. itchyfishnv

    itchyfishnv Member
    Messages: 45

    well getting rid of my plow and getting a poly is out of the question.. so since sand bags are big commodities around here since the first ice storm, I ended up just getting a plastic tote box and 4-80lb bags of cement and putting them in the trunk. works great. raises the front about 2 inches.