2wd snow problem

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

  1. joslawn33

    joslawn33 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    I got the same tires on a 07 F250 powerstroke 4x4 except their 265s 2 wheel drive sucks bad in snow or mud dont get me wrong the front is heavy but damn its crazy.im putting maxis buckshot mudders on it just for winter keep the goodrich for summer.
  2. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,072

    ive got 500 in my half ton right now plus snow weight shes starting to sag
  3. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 620

    My 2wd 04 Ranger worked well with Blizzak snow tires and 300 pounds in the back.
    My 2wd 93 F150 worked well with BFG All Terrain tires in the back and at least 500 pounds.
    My 2wd 94 F250hd gets around o.k. with nearly 1000 pounds in the back. If a big storm is coming along I will shovel more snow in the back and then pack it down. Like mentioned above those "sand in a tube" will soak in moisture through the fabric and turn into a brick. I was delivering auto parts in a company truck, jumped on the brakes and one of them slid ahead and punched open the front wall on the pickups box and made it rub against the back of the cab and squeek. The safest way to add weight is to go and buy a bunch of water softener salt bags and keep the reciept. The bags are flexible. And when winter is over go back to where you bought them and return them or just put them in storage and use again next year. Just check for rips in them so they don't leak salt all over the bed.
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    A good set of siped snow tires and some weight is the only way to go. A mud tire siped helps with traction. If the snow is bad enough then snow chains.

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