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Hiniker Plows

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cumminswithplow, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. cumminswithplow

    cumminswithplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Anyone here ever used or owned a hiniker plow? Did you like it? Was it reliable? Got a good price on one. Don't know if i want it or not though.
     
  2. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    I have one on my 2000 GMC3500 dually dump. I bought the truck and plow used. The pump is a Fenner pump which is very simple to maintain. It goes on easier than some of our other plows. I have not had any problems in 2 years with it. I had never even heard of Hiniker before I bought the truck. I would buy another one. Good luck.
     
  3. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Great plow. Easy to put on and take off. Only thing I don't like about it is that the plugs are hard to get in for the controller and plow, but nothing a light sanding wont fix. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Lazer Man

    Lazer Man Senior Member
    from SW Pa.
    Messages: 139

    We have a 8.5 Hiniker V for 4 plus years little or no probs at all with plow. I would pick up this plow if you could.

    Bob :D :D :D :salute:
     
  5. cumminswithplow

    cumminswithplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Qmva where did you get your plow? I am from lincoln and see that you are from omaha. I am seriously considering this plow. Do the wings work well with it or not?
     
  6. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    that is what I bought the 8.5 V. That is why I want to use that plow.
     
  7. raptorman03

    raptorman03 Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    I have one a 7.5 foot strait no problems
     
  8. ybnorml

    ybnorml Member
    Messages: 37

    I bought a new 8' this year. I did a lot of research and talked to many that own them. They are very easy to take on and off. The hand held joystick is nice. And they use a "scissor" set-up to lift the plow. Eliminates chains and bouncing. Fast hydraulics. They are not as recognized as the other brands, but most likely will be.......... My .02 :salute:

    Later,
    Chris
     
  9. hillmin

    hillmin Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Of course there has to be one in every crowd and today I'm "it". One of my boys just drove up this morning with his new Diamond. After one season with a new Hiniker he yanked it. May have just been a lemon. The pump valves or something in there gave him a lot of trouble. He spent almost as much time back at the dealer than he did plowing. Not that he could afford it, but he took a big loss on the Hini.. Just wasn't worth the aggrivation.
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    I have an 3yr old hiniker 8ft it has been a good cheep plow. (If you don't have the bucks for a V-polw.) I go threw one cutting edge a year on it, and change the fluid once a year. I have had no real problems with it,but i have noticed a couple of small hair line cracks on the blade around the ribs.
    If your going to get a straight blade and your on a tight budget go with the hiniker...
     
  11. Mowey9

    Mowey9 Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 93

    I have one. I have only had it for 1 year, but have not had any problems with it yet.
    Aaron
     
  12. ybnorml

    ybnorml Member
    Messages: 37

    This is being referred to as a cheap plow? I paid the exact price as a Western and I shopped within a 3 hour radius of my home. Not that I'm saying it is better than a Western, I just like the overall design and features better. I think any plow that is used hard will give you problems eventually. :nod:

    Happy holidays,
    Chris
     
  13. ybnorml

    ybnorml Member
    Messages: 37

    Sorry double post :eek:
     
  14. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    The plow is from Big Rig Truck Accessories through Woodhouse. Bought the truck from Woodhouse and they got us the plow installed and everything for $2,300. :D As of now I don't have the wings so I couldn't tell you if they work.
     
  15. cumminswithplow

    cumminswithplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I also bought my truck from woodhouse. But Big Rig truck quoted me a price of $3500 for the 8 foot straight.
     
  16. Stoney

    Stoney Member
    from NW OHIO
    Messages: 37

    Hiniker V-Plow

    Great Plow and drift buster just ran it for 30 hrs and no problems
     
  17. Stoney

    Stoney Member
    from NW OHIO
    Messages: 37

    Hiniker V-Plow

    Great Plow and drift buster just ran it for 30 hrs and no problems in NW Ohio http://home.woh.rr.com
     
  18. Stoney

    Stoney Member
    from NW OHIO
    Messages: 37

  19. cumminswithplow

    cumminswithplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I see that you are running a Hiniker V plow. That is the plow that I am considering. It looks like from your pictures you are also running a crewcab diesel. They told me that a v plow is too heavy for those trucks. Have you had any problems? Do you find that it stains your truck?
     
  20. Stoney

    Stoney Member
    from NW OHIO
    Messages: 37

    Hiniker V-Plow

    It is not to heavy for my supercrew although I opted for the camper package to get the extra heavy springs. It is a tank no probs at all yet.