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Busted Plow

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by legendbridges, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. legendbridges

    legendbridges Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I have a stupid question. What is the best way to get a plow home which is stuck on the ground fo what ever reason, if you are by yourself??
     
  2. powderski14

    powderski14 Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 5

    The way my dad and i have done it you can probably do by yerself....take a 2x4 and get it under the blade then use it as a lever and if you can get the chain and attach it to the hook so if won't fall on your feet.....or use the 2x4 just enough to get a car jack under it then you won't have to worry bout it stealing yer toes when you attach the chain to the hook
     
  3. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    I have run the plow up a snow pile, once at the top of the pile snow shorten the chain. That should let you drive away.
     
  4. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,268

    What do you do on a cylinder lift not a chain lift?
     
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    is it a MM1 or 2? Aren't the MM2's a little easier to short chain as they have a different style hook on the lift arm that allows you to short chain it right there instead of on the headgear like on the MM1's? Either way, run it up a snow pile...use your vehicles emergency jack to get it off the ground, if this happens, your main objective is to just get it home so i can be fixed correctly, so even a slight bit off the ground will help!
     
  6. VBR

    VBR Member
    Messages: 67

    Thats a good benefit of having a chain lift plow. i dont know what you would do if you had a blizzard, sno-way or boss.
     
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    And there is a big selling point that fisher/western and other chain lift manufacturers use =]
     
  8. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Good question, I have never had a plow that didn't have a chain.
    I'm sure someone here has a solution though.
     
  9. Turkey

    Turkey Member
    Messages: 77

    I carry a 3" ratchet strap for my Boss, but it's never been used yet.
     
  10. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,268

    Good call, I have a bunch of straps in my truck. Hopefully I won't need this for this season :)

    knock on wood.........
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Maybe there trying to tell their potential customers something. ;) Not sure it's a smart selling point to tell the customer "if it breaks you just do this"...


    We've been over this a 1000 times at the very least. You can short chain a cylinder lift plow. You just carry the chain in the bed instead of it already being on the plow. Big deal. :rolleyes: