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Containment Plows for 1 Ton trucks

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mike Smallwood, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. Mike Smallwood

    Mike Smallwood Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Recieved a flyer from Avalanche pushers showing an 8' 3" box attached to a 1 ton Ford pickup F350. Any thoughts?

    Mike Smallwood
    lawncare1101@comcast.net
     
  2. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    MIKE.......Seems like a useful piece of equipment................

    But to save $$$ why not use a set of Turkey Wings instead to make
    one of your existing plows into a "box" type pusher instead?
    Will do the same job for a lot less money......geo

    http://www.turkeywings.com
     
  3. Taconic

    Taconic PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 180

    Hi Mike,
    Its a neat idea but when the pusher loads up with snow you will lose steering control .Think of a plow when it is loaded with wet heavy snow and you want to make a turn.The truck doesnt go easily due to the wait on the front end and sometimes you change the angle of the plow to release some of the snow giving the truck more traction and control.Well with a pusher you dont have the ability to change the angle once loaded and i would think you would lose alot of steering control if you used a pusher on a pickup.I could be way off base here but thats just my thought.
     
  4. Mike Smallwood

    Mike Smallwood Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    containment plowa

    That was my concern, the turning aspects of control, novel idea though.

    Mike
     
  5. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Just get a blizzard 810 or 8611. Gives you your plow and push box in the same combo.
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,919

    Ditto.

    Avalanche has had them for awhile, I don't know of anybody that has one or tried one. It is an interesting concept though.
     
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I would think you could only push in a straight line and have a good load on the back for traction. That box would load up fast when you have wet heavy snow. Loaders can lift it and move to pile it when the box is full.
     
  8. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Mike............Taconic brings up a good point of steering control when
    a box plow or I dare to say a V or a Blizzard when used in the
    "capture" mode and loaded.
    I DO notice "lighting" (spl) in the steering wheel tho.............

    When I have my Turkeys on I am usually pushing in a straight line
    and if I have to turn/swing left or right I do it in a long SLOW
    degree........

    But this should pose no problem with a good operator behind the wheel.
    Now a "cowboy" at the wheel..........................Hmmmm..........

    Like I posted before......If a containment type plow is what you need
    at times and you want to use existing equipment instead of spending
    $$$$$. A set of Turkey Wings might fit the bill for your needs......geo