2ton plow truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by sirsweatsalot, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. sirsweatsalot

    sirsweatsalot LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 296

    i was wondering if you use or have seen a 2ton two wheel drive dump truck used as a plow truck?
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    What brand or type of 2 ton truck do you mean a F-550 Ford or a older 1600 International or F-600 Ford ?

    Most medium duty plow trucks are 2wheel drive they run a snow rated drive tire and use chains when neccessary plus they carry a good load of salt or sand in the box. A truck this size is really meant for doing large areas and roads where you are going in one direction and your not trying to do alot of manuevering.

    I worked with the local highways dept and they told me once you got the momentum going don't stop if you stop you will be stuck I never did get to plow snow.

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