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Have you guys seen this???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by SlimJim Z71, Jul 4, 2001.

  1. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

  2. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Yup, that sidewing has been out for years now. Do they still have the video clips of it in action on their web site? Are they still looking for distributors in the US?

    ~Chuck
     
  3. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    Yeah, they still have the video clips. The trucks they show in the video are haulin @$$!!! If I plowed like that on the streets around where I live, I think I'd be missing the frame of my truck...

    -Tim
     
  4. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    in all their videos they seem to only show it on a nissan pick up. i guess its available on others? looks like a good concept.
     
  5. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Plow wings are great things. I have two of them, however to be effective ya need a truck in the 30K plus gvw range. Anything less and the wing is either too small to do any good, or when ya try to move any amount of snow, the plow decides where the truck is going.

    I used to have a 90 F 350 dump body, with a wing, the wing was about 16" tall. It wasn't good for much, and the truck didn't weigh enough to push old bankings back, like a big truck can.

    Geoff
     
  6. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Exactly Geoff, that's why none of us knows anyone who has one of these wings on a small truck.

    ~Chuck
     
  7. 75

    75 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,382

    I've thought of building one for my dually, and discarded the idea for the reasons Geoff stated. Plus, it would be a real &^%$* to manouver around tight spots with it on.

    I've seen pictures of pickup-series trucks with wings, but around here I've never seen a wing mounted on anything less than the 30k+ GVW series trucks.
     
  8. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    ... and they have it on a NISSAN!?!?!?!?! I'm not a betting man, but I'm guessing that thing doesn't even have a 8600-lb. GVWR.

    Like I said though... that would be great for long runs.

    -Tim
     
  9. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I've seen a few around here on 2500s. In a light, fresh snow fall, they do ok. Just need to watch out for mailboxes.
     
  10. Deere John

    Deere John Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I have seen them too - under 15,000 GVWR, they are not, in my opinion worth the hastle. Get a bigger front blade.

    Dump trucks and graders have historically mounted wings because they also pack the weight to push back the banks and have the frame strength to take the lateral pounding.

    It would be like bringing a knife to a gunfight...