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TopKick 2WD plowing?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by merrimacmill, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Is anyone here plowing with a two wheel drive Top Kick? How does it work with some weight in the back? I know all you old timers out there always used to plow with 2wd, but I never have, so I'm wondering how it would work. I have the opportunity to get my hands on a 2wd 5500 at a good price, and am trying to decide if I'd do alright with it and a 9 foot straight blade.
  2. lawnkale

    lawnkale Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 155

    i have a 07 4500 dump. its 2 wheel drive with a 10'v-box spreader with a 10' boss straight blade. its plows just fine.
  3. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    With some weight in the box it will do just fine. actually, it will do great. thats a tough truck to plow with, can push a lot.
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,249

    9' is too small, go with a 10' and load it up.
  5. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Yeah get a 10 footer. We have a few and they work fine. They are pretty nimble for such a large truck
  6. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I plowed all last year with a 2wd 3500hd flatbed with no weight added. You just have to be smart, I got hung up once because the blade slid over a pile but i was able to work it out and get unhooked without help.