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Flatbed Weight

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mikemike0409, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Mikemike0409

    Mikemike0409 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Im looking for ideas of something i can put on my flatbed to counter weight the western wideout i have. Im not planning on salting this year so a salt spreader is not really an option.
  2. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Do a search with the term "ballast". Lots of reading.
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    2x2x6' concrete block worked pretty good for me.

  4. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,053

    A couple 300#'s from the local tavern would work....... or theirs steel plates, concrete block and sand bags depending on what you have to load/unload with.
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Couple/few heifers are always a good for a overnight push.
  6. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    That mafia block scares me plus I wouldn't like the height.

    We use rows of sand bags and just make bracing out of 2x6 to keep them low for better viability.

    I'd use what's cost effective and as condensed as possible -
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    It's better then stack of plywood......or a hoe

    (Well usually there isn't anything wrong with a hoe and the back)
  8. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,577

    That second shot, the truck looks like it's in PAIN.
  9. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,778

    That's how you burn the paint off the deck before repainting where I come from...lots of life left.
  10. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    I wasn't to concerned about it moving with 2 straps and it sitting on a rubber mat. As far as the height, I can't see anything over my transfer tank/ toolbox combo anyway. It's like having a spreader in the bed, you get used to using your side mirrors only.
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    I agree, I don't know many who uses that mirror.