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awesome invention

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by finnegan, Nov 28, 2000.

  1. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    I just came up with a really cool invention to make plowing even easier---My device hooks on to any electrically controlled plow--(yes please tell me more!) OK heres how the system works you reach the end of a push an do nothing except shift into reverse(you had to anyway) the plow automatically picks up the blade for an adjustable amount of time (1-4sec.) theres also a bypass switch to disable it for normal plow operation--I'm in the process of pitching it to meyers now but I'm open to any manufacturers, let me know if you like the idea.....

    [Edited by finnegan on 11-28-2000 at 07:06 PM]
     
  2. Lazer

    Lazer Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    That's is out there already.

    You can switch it on and off, but basically raises your plow when you put your truck in reverse and lowers it when you put it in drive.

    I think the kit was like $89 or so, but haven't seen them advertised recently.
     
  3. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Hermie Stern up in Michigan has had this product on the market for 5 or 6 years. It's called the Arc-Tik plow control.

    As you can imagine (since it's been on the market so long now, and you've never heard of it) - it's not a 'sure fire winner'.
     
  4. DaveO

    DaveO PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Ma.
    Messages: 299

    Finnegan,

    Sounds like a great idea. I would make the time adjustable like you said. Bypass switch a must. I can't think of a negative effect. You can use the reverse switch on the truck. The circuit will need a timer circuit(one shot), and a relay to drive the plow ckt. Good thinking!!!

    P.S. Sounds like somebody beat ya to it.

    Dave

    [Edited by DaveO on 11-28-2000 at 07:20 PM]
     
  5. iowastorm

    iowastorm Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    It is a great concept, but if you really want it messed up, let Meyer do it. They're the best at it.
     
  6. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Storm's right.....
     
  7. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    guess what meyer put out this year :laughing:
     
  8. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,340

    It sounds like it would be a pain. I do a lot of areas that have curbs so I got to lift anyway as I am still moving forward. What's the point. Just more elect crap to fail.
     
  9. John143

    John143 Senior Member
    from NEPA PA
    Messages: 254

    As it might be nice for a home owner (never forget to lift your plow again). Id be with TJS on his statement. A good option to have is the switch on the hand control to switch from running just the plow lights to just the truck head lights. Thats about the only thing I miss about my old Hiniker plow.
     
  10. KYsnow

    KYsnow Member
    Messages: 74

    Did they use your idea?
     
  11. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    And it wasn't even grandview this time. Read the date.
     
  12. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    Didn't Meyers come out with that but I heard they had a lot of problems with it but then western didn't make it so what do you expect.
     
  13. Plow horse

    Plow horse Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    How Lazy can you be

    I hate these gadgets that THINK for you, BUT as anybody that REALLY plows knows you nead to be in 100% complete control. As I see that 99% of you know. So PLEASE tell me how a computer can READ your mind and tell the differance between different objects or obsticals? Darn how lazy can people be all you have to do today is push a button, I guess thats to much.
     
  14. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    I agree with plow horse. I hate technology its sells so much stuff people say they don't have but yet every new iPhone that comes out someone has to get one.
     
  15. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,302

    I have a Meyer Super V2 with this feature and I love it. No issues at all after 2 seasons.