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Air-Flo Snow plows???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by EliteJ, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. EliteJ

    EliteJ Member
    Messages: 30

    anyone have info on these plows? Good or bad let me know!

    Thanks
     
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    never heard of it
     
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I had heard of Air-Flo spreaders but not plows. So I looked it up and they are making plows now. They make trip edge and trip blade plows. They make the full trip in 7.5' and 8' widths and the trip edge comes in 8' and 9' widths. The Quik-Latch mounting system looks pretty good IMO. The trip edge blade is set up almost identical to an HD Fisher blade. Go to http://air-flo.com/product.cfm?id=02D3EF49-BAB0-8FB8-74319A54BA8DB3BA for more info.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2010
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    They've been around a couple years, nice mounting system, all stainless steel moldboard, very small dealer network.
     
  5. EliteJ

    EliteJ Member
    Messages: 30

    There seems to be about $1000 less than anything else in Sothern Ontario. Just dont know what to buy I have had Meyers plows and now it is time for a change.
     
  6. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    mounts almost exactally like the curtis minus the hydrolic jack the curtis has.
     
  7. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    They're badass. Had they released the V plow as they were supposed to, one would be on my truck. My buddie just got his preseason order in a couple of weeks ago and the first install was on a 2011 Ram. Very nice.
     
  8. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
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    How are the hydro's? Pretty quick or ?
     
  9. ddb maine

    ddb maine Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    "The Dual Chain lift is an added safety feature and will enable the blade to float when plowing on an uneven surface. The dual chain also allows the operator to stack snow higher."

    Oh really? Wouldn't this be larger angular travel at the pivot point? Don't see how adding a second chain would cause you to be able to STACK HIGHER THAN EVER BEFORE!!!!!!!!
    I do believe all of the manufacturer sites use the same gentleman for all their videos. And an identical script, "easier, faster, smoother, more efficient, more rugged" Although there must be some truth to Air-flo's video as the "driver" is so comfortable plowing in slacks and a cable-knit sweater... nice loafers bud

    sorry, rant over. :waving:
     
  10. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
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    Yeah.........it's pretty much the identical pump/cyls as a Western Ultra. Infact, moldboard, quadrant, etc is all identical.
     
  11. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
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    keep that quiet, Western will sue them next. lol

    From what i have seen they are nice plows. you can buy a snow dogg for about the same money and snow dogg has a bigger dealer network though.
     
  12. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
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    Lol I agree......BUT looking at the 2 side by side, the Snow Dogg in no way compares in durability IMO.....nothing against Snow Dogg. Mounting far surpasses that of the Snow Dogg too. Give a Snow Dogg 1 season and theres no dismounting it without a BFH and a prying device of some sort, and the removable trailer style jack is not only a PIA, but a joke. Not to mention the moldboards on the Airflows are completely stainless, not just a skin.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2010
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Air-Flow's trip edge mold board is identical to the HD Fisher's mold board.

    Fisher Blade.jpg

    Air-Flow Blade.jpg
     
  14. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    yea it is..
     
  15. gtstang462002

    gtstang462002 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    Could they be another Douglas Dynamics company or one that they have a vested interest in possibly?
     
  16. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I wish Douglas Dynamics would buy Air-Flow so they could take Air-Flow's Quik-Latch mounting system and put it on the Fisher plows and call it the Minute Mount 3.
     
  17. gtstang462002

    gtstang462002 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    Lol, I bet there is a vested interest that isn't publicly known. That would explain the identical moldboard structure and lack of lawsuits.
     
  18. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    If you took Air-Flows mounting sistem and combined it with Fisher head gear it would make an awsome plow IMO. They way the Air-Flow head gear is now it don't look that good to me.
     
  19. gtstang462002

    gtstang462002 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    It kinda reminds me of the old school meyers plows.
     
  20. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
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    Yeah I kid you not, the regular full trip mold boards and quadrants are identical to Uni/Ultra plows. Literally identical. To the point where I plan to price the stainless boards for my rehab Unimounts. They bolt right up. I'm sure DD is involved one way or the other. Otherwise ther'd be a lawsuit.