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Expanding Rear Plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Jon Geer, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    Here is one version of an expanding plow that one of my local manufactures sell to me.

    See what you think.
     
  2. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    Another look
     
  3. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    Color close up
     
  4. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    And another.
     
  5. Highpoint

    Highpoint Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    What application do you use this unit for?
     
  6. jpl

    jpl Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 39

    jon

    I have never used a rear blade so I may be asking a dumb question but is there a need for an expanding rear blade? The design looks gook though
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2003
  7. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    Application

    The rear plow you see here is on a 2001 Ford F250 Reg. cab.

    You can put these plows on 1/2 tons all the way up to 1 1/2 ton trucks. It's all up to the customer.

    Rear plows save time from back dragging. Back in, pull out, push up to the curb with the front plow.

    Saves a sh*% LOAD OF TIME.

    If you don't have a rear plow in West Michigan, stay home. People here like to save time and work less to make the big dollar.

    Just my opinion.
     
  8. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    One more thing

    Blizzard made there plows to expand for a reason.


    "TO SAVE TIME"!!!!!!
     
  9. jpl

    jpl Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 39

    I don't have a need for one I realize they save a ton of time thats great I was just curious about the expandng blade. Im a HUGE Blizzard supporter I have 2 myself
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2003
  10. NNJSnow

    NNJSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    Looks pretty good, I would go for it if I were into rear plows.
     
  11. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

    Sure looks puuuuuurdy.
     
  12. greenquestlawn

    greenquestlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    I like them I have seen a few driving around. My only concern is you increase the width but decrease the holding capacity of the back blade. I just went ahead and put larger sides on my back blade so I can haul more of this fluff we get.

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  13. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    Todd-

    You've been saving that pile all winter for that picture, haven't you !!!
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Hey Jon, did you get permission from the truck owner to use that picture? lol

    Actually its on a 2000 F350 super cab.

    GreenQuest, how do you decrease the carrying capacity? You are just clearing a wider area. Besides, if you are filling up the back plow, there's a good chance you are only going to be using part of the front plow to plow with so you aren't leaving trails.

    It works OK for us, I'm not sure if we would setup another truck like it, though. I'm not sure the time savings justify the expense.
     
  15. greenquestlawn

    greenquestlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Tom,

    Actually that was from last year, Heck I havent filled that back blade up with this little bit of snow we have had this year.


    Mark,

    I just thought that when you extend them wings you have basically made a straight blade on the back. I use mine mostly for hauling snow , say if they want snow in a certain area, And dont get me wrong I have never seen one used so I am just assuming this cause of what I see. Unless its a heavy snow I can do the full length of the loading docks without any snow leaking out of the back blade.


    How much more is the cost over a standard back blade?

    What would be the cost if you tweaked a wing?
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Todd, the wings only go out about 45 degrees. They are more for carrying then actual cleaning. The plow shwon above goes out to 10' from 7 1/2'. They are nice so you don't have to get close to a wall or something like that with the truck.

    The cost all depends on how bad it is tweaked. Both of our wings have been bent, they have been able to be repaired. I don't remember the amount, but it was under $100 each time. But that cuts into profit every time, not to mention having to bring the truck there, pick it up, etc, etc.