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Driving With Scoop Plow

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by Jaynen, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. Jaynen

    Jaynen Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    Who here has a scoop plow? I have an 8 foot scoop and when we were driving around the city in wet slushy snow I got alot of spray covering my driver and passenger windows and mirrors. About 15 seconds after cleaning the windows i could not see out of them again. Like some sorta vortex effect. Lower the blade helped a little. But still could see out the window.
     
  2. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 733

    You aren't driving in scoop position are you? Should either have it in the v position or straight angled.
     
  3. Jaynen

    Jaynen Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    Its a scoop plow. Kinda got no choice.
     
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    Try lowering it a littel and swing it to the side.
     
  5. Jaynen

    Jaynen Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    I did and it helped a little. Maybe 15%. Have u encountered this before?
     
  6. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,017

    Hiniker? Not a lot of people on here with them, so it might be difficult to get answers. Is there a deflector on the top of it?
     
  7. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 733


    Interesting; just googled it. Never heard of it before. When you mentioned "scoop" I just assumed it was a v plow.
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    I'm assuming driving in reverse isn't an option?
     
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,500

    Every plow I've owned has kill of visibility on my passenger window.

    I can't drive backwards in fear handicap signs
     
  10. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,196

    I know a couple guys that have/had 9ft scoop plows and they both have/had the same problem. The issue is present on all plows but more noticeable due to air turbulence by the geometry of the mold board. You'll have the same issue with a straight or V plow with wings on them. The only thing to do is angle the blade all the way to the right and live is a dirty passenger window and bring window cleaner and towels.
     
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    I have a straight Hiniker ,
    But a guy I know has a scoop.

    It works well but transporting it at speeds over 45 mph is a pain.
     
  12. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,196

  13. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,536

  14. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,196

    With oot a book there'd be chaos and pandemonium........ or it can be an encrypted super secret message..... :nod:
     
  15. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,017

    They all say that or something similar. Realistically most all of us drive faster than that with the plow on.
     
  16. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    ^^^^ That exchange makes me smile :) ^^^^

    Transportation is probably the biggest down side with the scoop plow. You don't have much choice other than to live with it.
     
  17. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,196

    Since the MFR's are in agreement aboot not exceeding 45mph guess there's nothing to it then........eh...
     
  18. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 655

    He could take the plow off and put it in the truck bed?
     
  19. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,017

    They say this due to overheating as you pointed out. Mentions nothing about getting crap on your windshield. You never drive over 45 with your plow on?
     
  20. Aerospace Eng

    Aerospace Eng Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Something to try

    To change the airflow pattern of the plow, hopefully for the better, you may want to try taking some 4" or 6" PVC/ABS pipe, and make a slot in the bottom to allow it to go over the upper edge of the plow. You would need 3 sections for the scoop plow.

    The change from a sharp edge to a rounded edge will change the vortex generation from the sharp edge.

    For a test, I would probably just secure it with ratchet straps or bungees.

    You might be able to do very will with an airfoil shape on the upper edge, which would help cooling as well, but that is a much more complex to accomplish.