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Hiniker or Western plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by milkie62, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. milkie62

    milkie62 Senior Member
    from Troy,NY
    Messages: 231

    Just bought a 2013 Chevy 2500 and need a new plow.Previous trucks were always F250's.Have had both Fisher and Western plows and prefer the western because I like a full trip since I have a long private dirt driveway.For my new plow I was looking at the Hiniker "C" plow.Anybody like or dislike it ? Wish there was a stainless full blade trip plow.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    There is a stainless full blade trip. Airfoil
     
  3. milkie62

    milkie62 Senior Member
    from Troy,NY
    Messages: 231

    Well I think I want to keep my business local this time.I have been looking at a Snoway 29R. He is also a Hiniker dealer.I do want a full blade trip plow.The Snoway guy has been selling Snoway's for 20 plus years.
     
  4. Want local? Airfoils are made in upstate New York.
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Airfoils have been the choice of the aviation sector for decades.
     
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Airfoils have been the choice of the aviation sector for decades.
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    I've heard that once before just can't remember where
     
  9. Leland Lawn

    Leland Lawn Member
    Messages: 35

    I have a 9' Hiniker C plow that I bought new last year with box ends. Its an amazing plow! Clearing all the way up to carports and garages is super easy, and I can clear a 2 car driveway in 3 backdraggings then just a single push to clear out the street in front. It's also quite useful for clearing out weird places in parking lots. Like right up against dumpsters as handicapped areas.

    The bottom trip edge works well on gravel and dirt lots as well. It does like to dig into things a little bit at times, but you can tell when its beginning to trip and just raise the plow a little off the ground at those times.

    I would buy one if you plan do a fair amount of residential with it. I love the plow for small lots and tight areas, although when it comes to large parking lots and pushes of over 500', it starts to spill off easily... and in those cases I would rather have a V. We also have a Hiniker 8'6" V, and I would love to buy another someday.
     
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Darm smartphone
     
  11. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Airfoils have been the choice of the aviation sector for decades.

    Can't wait to see an AirFoil snowplough.
     
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Aluminum or tube and fabric for an old school touch?
     
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    That gives me an idea. A blower with a radial.
     
  14. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
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    The fabric would be mulch lighter.
     
  15. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Definitely need water injection to control detonation
     
  16. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Probably would want the down pressure option.
     
  17. milkie62

    milkie62 Senior Member
    from Troy,NY
    Messages: 231

    Are the airfoil plows Blizzards ?
     
  18. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I believe you would need deicing boots to operate in known blizzard conditions.
     
  19. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,978

    No. They are made by few pple that worked at DD
     
  20. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Interesting concept.

    I s'pose since there are variable geometry wings, there could be expanding wings on aeroplanes.