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2wd snow problem

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rosarioslawncutters, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. rosarioslawncutters

    rosarioslawncutters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    hi..

    i have a 89 extended cab 2wd with 235/75/16 BG GOODRICH TIRES M+S BUT MY TRUCK SUCKS IN THE SNOW..IS ADDING WEIGHT HELPS? IF YES HOW MUCH WEIGHT? THE TRUCK IS A 2500 3/4..I SHOULD OF GOTTEN A 4 WHEEL DRIVE BUT I AM JUST STARTING MY LAWN CARE BIZ AND FOR $400 THAT I PAYED FOR THE TRUCK WHO CAN COMPLAIN...

    THANKS

    GOD BLESS AMERICA
     
  2. SchnabelLawnCare

    SchnabelLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 709

    I've added 100lbs to the bed of my Chevy S10. Good tread also helps on the tires.
     
  3. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    The 100lbs or whatever you get from the sandbags or whatever is totally pointless. Just makes for solid frozen 50lb flying missiles in the bed of your truck when you slam on the brakes. You need a lot more weight that what can reasonably be put in there. Just gotta deal with it or dont drive until roads are clear.
     
  4. OrganicsMaine

    OrganicsMaine LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    If you really want good traction, you should put at least 1k# in that thing, if possible, at or behind the rear wheels
     
  5. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    yeah load it up. experiment with different amount of weights to see what works best for you
     
  6. BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C

    BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 440

    Tire chains ? or snow tires in the rear should help...
     
  7. OrganicsMaine

    OrganicsMaine LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    Still need a lot of weight!:weightlifter:
     
  8. ProcsLC

    ProcsLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 132

    Being from NY we know all about snow and 2 wheel drive trucks!

    The best advice is go to home depot, buy (12) 70lb sand bags... Then, go to the lumber section and buy 2 8" wide boards to make a box within your truck, if you have a bedliner there will already bee side slots molded into them so you can just cut the boards across and drop them in. Then make a full row of 6 and double stack them over the wheel wells... Make sure your tires are properly inflated (usually 35psi) This will assist you with driving in the snow...
     
  9. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    Its amazing what 200 pounds can do and don't forget to fill up before a snow storm. A full tank weighs alot more than a half tank.
     
  10. wannabamower

    wannabamower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    If you don't want to buy sandbags you can use fire wood. I have a 02 ext cab GMC 2wd I start filling it up until it starts to sag. It gets around pretty good.
     

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