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Weight in the back of the truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Erik1981, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Erik1981

    Erik1981 Member
    from MN
    Messages: 55

    I have a 2014 FORD f250 lariat super crew with a Boss 8'2" Power Vxt poly on the front. How much weight should I have in the back of the truck to achieve optimal traction?
  2. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 877

    I put about 800lb of tube sand in mine - 2006 F350 CC with 8.5' MVP and wings.
  3. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 537

    Go to the Boos Snow Plow forum and do a product selector. Enter the information and when you go to view your choice. Down the page will give you the estimated ballast for your setup.
  4. Erik1981

    Erik1981 Member
    from MN
    Messages: 55

    Boss website says 158lbs... That's why I asked the question. It just doesn't seem like it would be enough. Or what do you guys think?
  5. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    If you place the weight behind the axle, I usually go with the equivalent to the weight of the plow and frame assembly.
  6. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    500 lbs is plenty with a crew cab. Single cab, 800 to 900 lbs.
  7. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 537

    The 158lbs recommend by Boss is to overcome the extra weight on the front of your vehicle. Additional weight maybe needed to increase traction. Start with 400lbs and adjust from there.
  8. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    800 sounds good to me
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    450lb static load and about 1500lb in liquid, barely use 4x4 with my 250/350 trucks.
  10. ss502gmc

    ss502gmc Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    Before I had a spreader I still always carried a 1/2 yard of salt sand mix "about 2000lbs" in the bed and rarely used 4x4 in my 2500hd. Handled like a dream
  11. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    4400 here ..............
  12. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    I usually have 1000 plus tools and a blower. The weight needs to be against the tailgate though. That is with a 9'2
  13. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    I run a 9.2dxt with wings on my 13 regular cab.. I just put my weight in today. 760lbs.. would use another 3-500 but I haul my skid around almost every storm.
  14. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    You're dragging a trailer around while plowing? Must be a ***** to back up? :waving:
  15. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,251

    What he said.
  16. Erik1981

    Erik1981 Member
    from MN
    Messages: 55

    This is what I had planned on and will do, I was just surprised by the 158lbs the boss website stated