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45 Mph

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Joel B., Jan 9, 2003.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    How many of you really don't go over 45 MPH with your plows? Be honest. I think I would be run over if I only went 45 MPH on some of the freeways!

    Thank you,

    Joel B.
     
  2. OffRoadPlow

    OffRoadPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    I have yet to see a plow go that slow unless it's posted or white out conditions.
    Um, yeah, sure, Just like it says in the manual. It would be wrong to go faster right? To make myself feel better on the Highway, I just pretend that I started an automotive conga (sp?) line, and it's all one big happy highway party.... :D
     
  3. MLB

    MLB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    right here

    temp gauge starts climbing if I go any faster.
     
  4. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

    I think 80 is about my limit with the plow on.
     
  5. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    i cruise 60-65 without the temp gauge moving at all
     
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    i cruise 65-70 mph no problem with the plow on. truck runs at the same temp. of course no way do i do that during a snowstorm, but when roads are dry i definately go over 45mph
     
  7. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
    from U.S.A.
    Messages: 1,106

    What MDB said. Mike :waving:
     
  8. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I don't go over 45 mph (on purpose, anyway) with the 1/2 ton. At 50, the temp will start climbing. I have started using a trick I learned on here, though. I keep the blade closer to the ground and the truck doesn't heat up as much.
     
  9. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Mick, I found on my old Chevy it would run cooler if the blade was angled instead of straight.
     
  10. greenquestlawn

    greenquestlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    yep I cruise at normal highway speeds unless its snowing real hard. The tem gauge does not move.
     
  11. Sno

    Sno Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Yep, knuckles get a bit white if I try anything over 80.

    No temp problems.

    I do slow it down in the snow, cant afford to loose it.
     
  12. Grshppr

    Grshppr Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I always obey the "don't go over 45mph" rule. I have to.... the old truck won't go faster than 30.
     
  13. SIMONE'S LAWNS SERVICE

    SIMONE'S LAWNS SERVICE Member
    Messages: 63

    I try to stay off of the major highways with my blade on, but when I do I don't have any problems keeping up with traffic-no temp. problems whatsoever-it must just depend on the truck.
     
  14. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn Member
    Messages: 67

    Two things ...
    First, how many of you that are claiming no TEMP movement are running diesels? Diesels usually do not heat up, and if they do, they will actually run better and more efficiently.
    Second, I have a 351 "Windsor" with a C-6 Ford tranny (no overdrive) and 410 gears ... I am at 3000 RPM at about 62 MPH.
    If I do not keep my blade low and angled, I will and DO heat up quick!
     
  15. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    My 03 Ram has no temp problems with the V blade up well past the speed limit. It has the Hemi gas motor.
     
  16. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    mines a diesel.
     
  17. greenquestlawn

    greenquestlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Mine is a gas 2000 f-250sd 5.4L
     
  18. long0

    long0 Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    Chevy here - 8.1 with the Allison. The only temp increase I see when running down the highway is the tranny temp. It does not get overly hot, just warmer than with out the plow.

    I try and keep it under 65, but sometimes find myself pushing over that.

    Anybody that does not slow down when it is snowing is just asking for trouble.

    Andy
     
  19. OffRoadPlow

    OffRoadPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    Gas... oops, excuse me, I mean my truck is Gas Powered. *snif* Sorry about that guys...:eek:
     
  20. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

    Gas 2500 Ram.