As plow season approaches, I am trying to think of the most helpful hints or tricks I can give you to help ensure a successful winter. One of the first things that comes to mind is beefing up your suspension. Snow plows can weigh heavy on the fronts of some trucks, just as salt can weigh down the back. Now I know that most of the plow trucks out there pull double duty in the off season, so we don’t want to change too much about the truck. Of of the easiest things to add to the truck to help with the load are Timbrens.
The Timbren SES Kit, suspension enhancement system, is the most common thing we use here in our shop to help eleviate some of the sagging in a truck or SUV. Timbrens are a rubber cushion, or donut, that absorbs road shocks and adjusts to uneven or heavy loads. Sound simple? That is because it is. They are easy to install with basic automotive knowledge. There is no drilling, no air lines to connect, or compressors to worry about either. They are available for almost any make and model of truck, and you can add them to the front, rear, or both. The ride is not effected at all. Perfect for the truck that you drive all the time and plow with when needed. You never know that cushion is there until you need it, and boom, there it is. No more sagging truck.
Now I am recommending Timbrens for plowing, but by no means is that the only time they come in handy. They are great for trucks that haul a gooseneck, 5th wheel, or travel trailer too. If you have a dump insert in the back for hauling mulch or stone, this will help deal with the sag. The possibilites are endless with these. All things to consider when you weigh in your options for alleviating the sag when carrying a havy load on your truck.
Until next time…….happy towing!