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How Fast Can You (un)Hook Your Plow???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MIAWPUKEK, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. MIAWPUKEK

    MIAWPUKEK Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Alright people, got a little challenge for you.... Next time you put your plow on your vehicle and/or take it off, time yourself, and post your times and plow-model here. Drive your vehicle into your plow, and start the clock! Once your plow is completely hooked up or you can now back your truck away from your plow, stop the clock!

    Hook Up: 20 seconds
    Unhook: 9 seconds
    Western Pro Plow with Ultramount


    WARNING: This Challenge Is For People With Too Much Free Time!!!
     
  2. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 420

    12 Hookup
    6 Unhook

    Boss Smarthitch II 8' SD
     
  3. Chevytruck85

    Chevytruck85 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    50 hook up
    30 un hook
    pretty good for a 1985 chevy with a 7.5 ft fisher (no minute mount)

    utility truck.jpg2.jpg3.jpg
     
  4. cumminswithplow

    cumminswithplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    before or after the 12 pack?
     
  5. SIPLOWGUY

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    Never timed it but definitly less than a minute! (2 Fisher MMs)
     
  6. Tommy10plows

    Tommy10plows Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    plow hook up time

    two minutes, Myers st-78 on a jeep,, st 90, 5 minutes on a jeep pickup,
    three to 4 on Western 6'6" on Jeep CJ,

    All have monarch belt driven lifts, snap fittings on hyrdro turn lines, attached to a bracket welded to the truck lifts.

    And my lift frames stay on all year. Tough and simple.
     
  7. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 48

    8 seconds meyer ez mount xpress
     
  8. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    2 Minutes on..........
    3Minutes off !..........D*M MM 1 ! Can`t get the adjustable foot at the right height! :mad:
     
  9. Turfmower

    Turfmower Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    I put my plows on in December and take them off in March
    Total for year with ultra mount

    40 seconds on
    20 second off

    Post your yearly total :dizzy:
     
  10. RidgeCon

    RidgeCon Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Don't really know. I am never in that much of a hurry. Usually check everything all over whenever I take off the plow so probably a few minutes.
     
  11. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Um, Danno, just drop the foot first- before doing anything else, the closest hole it latches in- either at ground or you may have to lift the foot an inch to get it to latch- is the correct hole. you should have to push the lift frame back toward the truck in order to get the pins out and to get them in when attaching. I put a block of wood under the cutting edge and the foot to keep the plow from sinking in the ground when it thaws or through any ice that I am on.
    Takes me about 1 minute to attach and about 20 secs-40secs to remove.
    Old speedcast only takes a minute to attach or remove too.
     
  12. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    45 seconds to hitch up,30 seconds to unhitch. Snoway hdt 9' THE POWER PLOW!
     
  13. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    JUSTME, I do put 2 2x4 pieces under the blade and also under the foot. And I do let the foot drop first, but it doesn`t line up for the nearest hole. It`s a pain to try to "push" the head gear and try to pull the pins out at the same time. The pins are in tight from not having the frame at the right height.
    What I did for a "quick fix" was cut a 2x4 to fit a little longer than the distance from the top of the blade, to the front of the triangle piece. I push on the head gear and wedge the wood in there, just enough to take the pressure off the pins. Then they pull out easier. Anything I`m doing wrong ? :confused:
     
  14. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    You guys are spoiled... Seconds??? I deal in minutes with my old school set-up. Probably about 1 minute to unhook the hoses, put a block under the a-frame and knock out the pins. Hook-up is probably about 3 minutes once I get it all lined up, get the pins and clips in, hook up the hoses and then put the block away.
     
  15. SIPLOWGUY

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    danno: Go to the Fisher website and download the installation instructions for your plow and truck. It will tell you how to set the proper height you need.

    I left my plow on gravel and it sunk in so deep I had to jack it up to line it up. It was a b***h because it was cold! I leave it on a hard flat surface now!
     
  16. SIPLOWGUY

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    Ahh, spoiled. I remember life before cell phones and VCRs. I can spoil myself now with a MM plow! I do miss the look of the headgear remaining on the truck in July!
     
  17. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    SIPLOWGUY, I`ve done that. I know how to release the jack, and "push down" on the release lever to release the tension on the pins. But pushing down on the lever does not help. Practically bending the release lever down with no luck. Stll too much tension on pins.
     
  18. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Ok, you got me to read the whole string. Guess I'm bored.

    I've never owned a quick mount and I currently have a 10' Frink that I can hook up or remove in 2 to 3 minutes. It's got a push beam setup that clamps to a piece of round stock on the plow turntable. Beats hell out of pins.
     
  19. ljrce

    ljrce Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    i got a good laugh for ya i can have mine on right when i get in the truck it never goes off the truck
     
  20. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    take 2 minutes for me with a meyers ez mount