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Front Axle Weight Issue

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Chris-R, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Chris-R

    Chris-R Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    I bought a little Toyota Tacoma crew cab and want to put a plow on it. Today I weighed the truck and the front axle. I found that I only have 277 lbs. to go before I max out my front axle weight rating. I was looking at some small light plows like the Fisher Homesteader, Blizzard 680LT, or a Curtis HomePro but all of them weigh somewhere in the 400 lb. range. I'm no expert but if I put enough ballast behind the rear wheels, will I get enough weight re-distribution so that I am within spec? What do you think?
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    yes thats correct in theory ,

    heres a few problems,

    if the plow is that light weight , id be willing to bet it will have a hard time scrapping snow... it migth just float over it
    , so i would be interested in a snowway with DP to counter it

    you will not be able to hit anything hard as a result of a homeowner style plow

    which brings me to my next question , what do you intead on plowing with it?
  3. Chris-R

    Chris-R Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    I'm going to plow just a few driveways with it. Nothing big.