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Anyone ever seen this plow before

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by NEUSWEDE, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    I was going through sites and found this plow by frink though someone might be intered in it. The plow is a board that can be bent to channel snow like the interstate plows. It can go to either side using hydralics which is pretty sweet. If it can bend like that makes me question how durable it is. But if you do streets or long driveways fast it should throw the snow better. The picture below shows it.
    just figured I would share my find
    Dylan

    frink2.jpg
     
  2. badranman

    badranman Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    Count me out!
     
  3. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Looks like trouble in river city.
     
  4. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    I've seen it on their site, but never in action. Is sort of strange.
     
  5. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    I don't want it just wanted to see if anyone

    actually had it. I think I would rather shovel than use that. It would save me money but not time.
    Dylan
     
  6. capnkel

    capnkel Junior Member
    from Saco
    Messages: 20

    One of the city trucks here had one on a couple years ago,interesting design,cant say that i have seen it since,maybe it got scrapped,next time i see the city guys i will ask them.
     
  7. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    The Comwell CT public works has those plows on the big dump trucks.I dont know repair wise, but they clean up the roads great.Ill try to get some pics next time i see one in action.
     
  8. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    SEEN IT !...........I have a summer place up the street from
    the old Frink factory in Clayton NY.
    I used to hang in the bar across the street!

    They closed up a few years ago and were bought out by Everest
    plows and taken to Canada.

    Frink had one of the earliest quick mount plows avail. for
    pickups. Western sorta copied it !......geo
     
  9. PROPJCKEY

    PROPJCKEY Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    what is that made out of rubber? how does that look after sitting three or four summers in the heat?....can you say dry rot!
    -Doc-:nono:
     
  10. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    DOC......The moldboard was made outta some flexible
    poly material...................geo
     
  11. PROPJCKEY

    PROPJCKEY Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    yeah, rubber!
    -Doc-
     
  12. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    How does it work in the extreme cold?
     
  13. litle green guy

    litle green guy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    the moldboard is probly the same type of material that the weatern and meyer poly plows are made of. I don't realy think dryrot would be an issue with poly. The plow way have some other issues though, it's hard to tell by just looking a little picture.
     
  14. lakeeffect

    lakeeffect Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    Have seen it before, it is a poly blade, Frink plows were made about 30 miles from me and were the best in the business, then they were bought out moved to Canada, employees , most of whom had 25-30+ years there were told dont bother come to work tommorow, no severance pay no nothing, just a boot out the door!! For that reason alone I would not even look at a new Frink.
    Frink was an innovator in plow design and 95% of highway plows in this area were frinks. they had a poly plow in the 70's, a quick-tach plow many years before any others.
    as far as highway plows, I beleive Viking which are built up here in Harrisville NY are the top of the line and have gained a big market share since Frink closed its doors.
     
  15. kc8mxa

    kc8mxa Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    ohio turnpike has some also
    nice because they plow snow out of both lanes
     
  16. Landscape80

    Landscape80 Senior Member
    Messages: 167

    can you say waste of money?

    If that thing 'bends' to look like that, can you imagine what it would do if you tried to push a sizeable pile of snow.
    -SMASH!- I don't beat my trucks by any means, but if you had 2ft like we did last year, you'd have to push some big piles...:D

    Chris
     
  17. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    It kinda looks like it is permanently bent like that. Like a snow "thrower" and not so much a snow "plow". Like the high speed thrower plows on the hwy dept trucks.
     
  18. meyer22288

    meyer22288 Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    ive seen them up close. they are very durable plows and really save time and do a good job:)
     
  19. accipiter12

    accipiter12 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    A good majority of WADOT trucks have that type of plow. ODOT (Oregon Dept. of Transp.) has the same setup on their trucks as well. They have other types too but I see those on the big dumptrucks. Throws the snow right on out of the way.

    Blake
    WA
     
  20. SnAscksdck99

    SnAscksdck99 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Tenco makes one just like that for heavy commercial trucks.its not made out of rubber