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Re: [Shop-talk] How much to weigh the back of a plow truck

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] How much to weigh the back of a plow truck
From: Bill Gilroy <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:59:51 -0800 FILETIME=[3F805380:01CF0E79]
Back when I lived in NJ most plow rigs had a load of sand or salt and a

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Subject: [Shop-talk] How much to weigh the back of a plow truck

OK, I have a GMC 3500 Duelie mason dump that I would like to use as a plow

I have a "Great Bear" plow (LIGHT duty ONLY) that is already hooked up to
it.  The truck is only rear wheel drive.

It works great for plowing, until it losses traction.  I'm figuring if I
can put enough weight in the back, it would fix the problem for the most

Once I know HOW much weight I need, I plan to make a concrete block that
has forklift holes so I can load it in and out easily.

But how do I figure out how much weight I need?  Any ideas?

Also, am I on the wrong track?  Will the weight fix it?  Is two wheel
drive (well, 4 wheel if you count the duelies) not ever going to work?

 I have a pair of duelie snow chains for it, but I can't drive down the
road on them.

Note:  I'm not looking to do this as a business. I just want to plow out
myself, my neighbors, tenants, and my parents.

Thanks in advance

Eric P
"Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational
being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory." Ralph
Waldo Emerson

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