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How much weight to add???

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by chevy914494, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. chevy914494

    chevy914494 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    1/2 ton 85 chevy with a 2 inch lift and a 7.5 fisher MM. How much weight should I add in the bed if any????
  2. ScottPA

    ScottPA Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 170

    Enough that your rear wheels don't spin, but not so much that your burning fuel by the barrel. 500#'s is usually a good starting point.
  3. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    depends...... 4x4? ..... yes, ive seen guys with 4x2's with a blade on..... they just run tons of ballast and it gets the job done on the flats....

    i dunno man, like the previous post said.... until your wheels dont spin and you're not spending more of fuel than what you're making......
  4. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    500 Pounds....
  5. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    500 pounds back by the tailgate. Though I find a 900 pound spreader with 4000 pounds of sand salt works pretty good too.
  6. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Welcome to Plow Site.
    One Rule of thumb is to bring the front end of your truck back to were is was before raising the plow.

    Good Luck plowing
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    As much if not more then the plow weighs.
  8. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

  9. chevy914494

    chevy914494 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Thanks guys...yes it is a 4x4...I think im gonna start with 500 see how that goes.. I dont want to kill my gas tank because im gonna be a sub for a local guy doing commercial lots so i dont want to put my entire pay towards gas
  10. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    When I sub i get paid for gas and hourly