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Guide poles

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Bigdoghd, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Bigdoghd

    Bigdoghd Member
    Messages: 46

    Ok this has happened a few times that I have hit something in that pavement and the plow snaps and the guide pole snaps right off? I'd imagine they make spring loaded ones?
     
  2. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    We actually got to the point, we buy the big orange plastic ones with the black caps. We cut the mounting brackets off, weld rebar to the plow and slide the plactic over the rebar. Besides the occasional straightening out, they hold up well.
     
  3. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    YES, they do make spring loadad one's, don't think I like the idea of the rebar one myself.
     
  4. Joe Lombardo

    Joe Lombardo Member
    Messages: 63

    The next obvious question is where do you get the ones with springs???
     
  5. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Can't say I've ever heard of this before. You're saying that when you plow trips it smacks the ground so hard that your plow marker poles snap off?
     
  6. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I bought the Western guides with the springs and put them on the BOSS. Been doing it for years for that very same reason.
    It was probably half cracked already when it tripped on you and broke.

    Since I have started using the Western ones with flags I have yet to replace except when worn now.
     
  7. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    I think I saw them at northern tool, the package said western plows but should fit any plow with new holes drilled.
    also make sure they are mounted on the back side of the plow so when the plow trips the most that can hit the ground is the tips of the poles
     
  8. NAHA

    NAHA Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    ive seen the spring plow guides at lowes in mass
     
  9. Kimo Bublitz

    Kimo Bublitz Junior Member
    from 98584
    Messages: 1

    I know Snoquip.com of California has the best guide poles out there.
    They have woven steel wire inside that bend and flex so the UV plastic can't break.
    We use some with springs, but solid mounts holding up fine too. All stainless hardware came with them.
    Ask for Bill Campbell. He knows plow guide poles inside out. Good stock last time I was there.
    bill@snoquip.com
     
  10. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    it got so cold last winter I went to straighten a plow marker out for one of the drivers and the thing broke right off!
     
  11. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    I can't see this happening to a set of Meyer markers. I have them and they are made from cable and then coated with plastic. There's no way they will snap off when the plow trips. You must have found ones made out of some type of glass. LOL Also, know where manhole covers are at and other objects that can cause the plow to trip when plowing and avoid hitting them!
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2014
  12. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 239

    I buy the plastic orange ones with the blackcaps. Cut the mount off. Slide it over my OEM guide with silcone inside so it wont come of. Never broke one since.
     
  13. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,163

    By the time they break off, I pretty much know where my plow is at.lol
     
  14. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Today I bought 3 sets from O'Reilly Store
    They have the wire woven in them $19.99 each set