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Hiniker Plows

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by EDL, Nov 26, 2000.

  1. EDL

    EDL PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 13

    I am interested in the hiniker snow plows, i was looking for input on them, is it good to have the pump on the outside of the truck, how do they hold up. Thanks Tom
  2. Chuck Smith

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

    Use the Search feature here on this forum. In the upper right hand corner of your browser on this page. When you get there type in Hiniker.

    You might change your mind about buying one after reading previous threads here about them.

  3. n y snow pros

    n y snow pros Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I am still waiting 3 years later to have warranty work done on 2 Henikers,so keep looking .And to Heniker im still waiting call me at 845-485-4200 dont go through my dealer and ask him to tell me to keep my mouth shut on this website.Just fix my DARN plows thankyou.Heniker that number again is 845-485-4200,do the right thing and take care of your customer i own 4 or 5 of them im only asking you to fix 2 of them.
    If you lose the telephone number my address is 186 Cottage Street,Poughkeepsie ,New York,12601
    John Parker
  4. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    The few subs we have using Hiniker plows hate them. They're worse than Meyers (and that's going some). The subs using Hiniker's spent more time taking them to the dealer to get repaired, than they did actually plowing. Very frustrating for us as the contractor. This year we had two guys want to plow for us using Hiniker's and we told them we had enough plowers. Don't need that frustration again this season - by calling them only to be told that they're "broke down, again".

    Stay away from Hiniker.
  5. EDL

    EDL PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 13

    Thanks I guess I will buy something Else. Thanks Tom
  6. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    John are you saying Hiniker Management reads this forum?

    Because if they are I would love to voice some suggestions on this forum.

  7. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    Judging by the way everyone is talking... I would say stay away from these plows. Any company that doesn't stand behind their products, is not one you want to give more business to.

  8. n y snow pros

    n y snow pros Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Yeah Geoff,apparently they do read this forum because they asked the dealer if i would cool my heels about Heniker plows and i did for awhile,but only for the dealer as he has a great shop and goes beyond the call of duty to keep my equipment running.But as far as Heniker, the manufacturer has done absolutly nothing to resolve my warranty problems from day one and i have had enough of these cheap inferior plows.
  9. Chuck Smith

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

    As far as manufacturers reading this forum, it sure is possible.

    We all seem to forget anyone can read these forums anonymously. I wouldn't doubt for a second that the manufacturers and dealers read here all the time.

    When you go to the lawnsite.com home page, scroll to the bottom. You will see who is logged in. It is broken down by the number of members, and the number of "guests" reading.

    Just because people don't post, doesn't mean they don't read. ;)

  10. Lazer

    Lazer Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    I suppose all those who READ but do not POST is somewhat balanced by guys like me who POST but do not READ. ;)
  11. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    No wonder you never respond to my questions specifically aimed to you ;).
    During the last thread seeking input on Hiniker I posted about a fellow landscaper with one that I saw was warped like John Parker explained about his. Today I drove on the street that runs behind where the plow is parked and I could see it now that the leaves have fallen out of the way. Even from 50 yards away while driving you can see that the plow is out of wack. I think he told me it was only used a few times and didn't hit anything.
  12. landscaper3

    landscaper3 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    We ran those plows years back. Bad experiances and bad service gone with local Diamond and Fisher dealer VERY HAPPY.