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

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] How much to weigh the back of a plow truck
From: Dave C <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:19:22 -0800
Cc: shop-talk@Autox.Team.Net
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I think some tire chains would go a long way to solving the traction 
problem...unless you've already done that.  Dualies have notoriously bad 
traction in snow due to the large footprint leading to just sliding around.

On 1/10/2014 5:28 PM, wrote:
> OK, I have a GMC 3500 Duelie mason dump that I would like to use as a plow
> truck.
> 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
> part.
> 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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