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Downpressure rules!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ProSeasons, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    The old SnoMan stepped up yesterday with clean scrapes down to the pavement after a pre treat of dry salt. I like to use the least amount of salt I can get away with. I suppose if I upgraded my crappy little spreader it would be a bit more enjoyable. I not cheap, just lazy.:D

    Downpressure is awesome, though, especially at the rear of the rig, so I can drive around my lots at 40 mph and rip up ice!
    I still want an Ebling. And a bigger spreader. Okay, I said it.
  2. Freddy130

    Freddy130 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Lets see some pictures of this beast!:drinkup:

  3. blakerugg

    blakerugg Senior Member
    Messages: 126


    first real snowplow day in RI today and my 7'6" fisher x-blade stainless could have really used that downpressure. for my next truck/plow setup in 2-3 years what is a good plow with downpressure? I love fisher but doubt that they make one.
  4. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    Other then back plows the only company is SNOWAY
  5. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    Pro Seasons...I like that set up you on the back end of the truck...I too use a rear plow and yes Its great for doing a clean scrape...mine hooks to the rear trailer hitch receiver...I think yours mounts in the truck bed? ...I may fab a hook up for a tailgate salter on one truck
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    my buddy just scraped about half of his 3/8 inch cutting edge off in the last 3 storms using DP...

    I told him to lay off of it...lol and to also buy a 1/2 edge.
  7. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    Holy smokkes ...Your buddy was on the button big time LOL
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    He probably zoned out, and left it on for a good 6 hours...lol

    With snoways you can just hit the button, and it'll stay on untill you hit the dp button again.
  9. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I run the DP on my Sno-Way ALOT and have had the same cutting edge for 3 years.
    I do 40+ accounts.
  10. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Europe has had us beat on snowplow technology for decades. Downpressure is a common feature on Schmidt, Assaloni, Beilack etc.

    Multi section blades are the norm. I had an Assaloni 10' plow w/ 8 separate trip/cutting edges and a Schmidt w/ a 4 section floating moldboard.

    As for mounts most trucks use a "front plate" in DIN size 3 or 5 so that swapping different brands, plows, blowers, chippers, mowers, implements is easy. (Think Bobcat quick attach system)

    Assaloni has come out with 2 styles of extendable plows. http://www.assaloni.com/
    Site is also in English.

    No financial interest, just wish I had one of those extending plows....
  11. blakerugg

    blakerugg Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    guess ill have to live without it!! :realmad:
  12. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    They sure spell Plow funny. :jester:

    I really like their V-plow. The center actually looks like it would hold up and not leave trails. I hope a American company starts making them like that.
  13. blakerugg

    blakerugg Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    yea like fisher! ussmileyflag that vee is really nice so im thinkin stainless with downpressure is the ultimate prsport
  14. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    That link was cool! I wondered what a 'Snow Cutter' was.....
  15. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Those Europeans plows look wierd to me. But they probably work damned well.