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f350 4X2?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brandonk, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Brandonk

    Brandonk Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I have the chance to buy a f 350 dump truck for a good deal, but the truck is 2 wheel drive. I heard the traction is terrible plowing with these trucks? anyone have any experience with this? thanks
  2. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 498

    I wouldn't. I know people plow with 2wd. I try to plow in 2wd as much as I can to see what I can do, but I always need to throw it into 4wd. Even with a full sander. You will get stuck and it may be something silly like pushing too far into a pile on an ever so slight incline. Then you will wish for it.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    If it's a dually, then go for it. And also if you have no major inclines to plow.

    Otherwise, with my truck, it does extremely well as a 2wd.

  4. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    This topic has been brought up many times on this site. Do a search and you will have plenty of reading.List the specifics of this truck. SRW, DRW, single ,extended , crew??? There are a lot of factors involved. What will you be plowing? You will need lots and lots of weight in the dump.
  5. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    4x4 trucks in regular cab form are impossible to find here. I've thought about just getting a 4x2 F350 dually dump and putting a locker in the axle. I'd also carry a set of chains with me and/or having a set of studded snows on it. And of course throw in a ton or two of weight in the back.
  6. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    More like 3 or 4 ton in the back....
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Locker is the key. My posi locker works like a charm.

  8. Brandonk

    Brandonk Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    The truck is a 2006 6.0 reg cab with a grain body dump, i would be putting an 8 ft straight blade boss and 2 yard v box spreader in it. Most of my properties are flat and I would be in my other truck close (all my contracts are within 5 miles of each other) by which is 4x4 if the dump got stuck. The main reason im considering this is just because of the good deal and it will be used for landscape work to
  9. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    An 8 foot blade will not clear the rear wheels good enough and it sounds like it may be long with a grain body on it. Get a 9 footer or put some wings on the 8.
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Then go for it, you won't be disappointed, just slightly perturbed every now and then.

  11. Brandonk

    Brandonk Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    yeah i'm going to be putting wings on the 8 footer, thanks guys for the help. i'll be sure to throw some pics up if I buy it.
  12. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 852

    buy it!!!! we use a 2wd and plow roads with it, driveways, parking lots, hills etc. i put 2500 lbs of sand in it and give it hell. i have a 8ft with wings boss straight on it. it has posi traction. it is fantastic. it gets a little dicey if you get into heavy heavy snow but otherwise your fine. with a spreader you'll be fine as long as your loaded.
  13. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    This pic was sitting in my photobucket album. I got it off the net a long time ago for some reason. Plenty of people certainly use 4x2 duallys.