View Full Version : Plowing with 2 wheel drive

12-31-2009, 02:25 PM
Does anyone plow with a 2 wheel drive truck? Im looking at an F450 flatbed and was wondering if I would be able to get around in the snow. We don't get a ton of snow, but I do use my 4 wheel drive on my Ram 2500 when I go to shovel for customers. Would weight on the rear get me through the snow and would I be able to plow with it? Thanks.

South Florida Lawns
12-31-2009, 04:44 PM
They did it all the time up in michigan, my house was in a neighborhood that was managed by a small plow company with 3 international dump trucks. They were all 2wheel drive with salt in the beds and tire chains.

Just put a azz ton of weight on the back of your truck and get chains.

Gravel Rat
12-31-2009, 06:19 PM
The only way your going to plow is having the duals chained up and that means all 4 tires. My F-450 goes no where in the snow with no weight on the deck. Even with 3000lbs right over the tires it is just enough traction.

Put chains on you can go in the snow be chainless not a good idea.

12-31-2009, 06:27 PM
No chains here. I might stick with what I got. The F450 is a 6.0 diesel, not the 7.3 I thought it was.

12-31-2009, 07:58 PM
I run an 06' f550 with 4 yard salter and a 9ft stright blade. I only run in two wheel i don't even lock the hubs. weight is important but it must be combined with good tires. With my original continetal tires I could barelu plow in 2wd. I know have michelins and they are great.

Gravel Rat
12-31-2009, 11:08 PM
The Michelins that replaced the XZD can't remember the model number but they have lots of sipes they are good in the snow. Expensive tires we here in Canada are looking at 340 dollars a tire for the 225s.