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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grandview, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Buying Snowplow Blades

    The numerous choices for purchasing a snowplow blade is definitely a little more involved. The past couple of decades the snowplow industry has greatly changed. the Industry has introduced many new products that make snowplowing easier, faster and safer.

    There are things you really have to consider from makes to models and materials the blade is made of.
    Check to see how easy it is too attach and detach. Are the controls easy for you to use, are the hydraulics made well, do you want poly or steel. These are decisions you have to make beforehand.

    Snowplow blades come also in straight- blade and multi-position. This is the best place to start what type do you need or want. After making this choice you should decide on the material the poly is new and seems to be very popular is just as strong as steel scratches do not show because of the
    multi-surface color saturation all the way through the plow and they do not rust.

    The brands of the plow do matter along with the lights try and purchase a plow with a light assembly of HID they are brighter and last longer then even standard halogens.

    It is a wise idea to take the time to assemble and disassemble the different styles to see if it is easy to attach and disconnect. Its very important to make sure the hydraulics are dependable and the controls are easy to use.

    There are many ways to check online to see reviews about snow plows check snowplowing web site forums there are also questions and answers for problem shooting questions they tell a lot in regards to problems with plows and a lot of advice for which to buy.

    Also be sure to take a look at some of the safety accessories and safety reflectors that can be added to your snow plow and snow plow blade for better visibility and safety on dark roads.
  2. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,748

    And everyone has their own opinion about which one is best and why.
  3. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Which is then widely based on what kind of commercial accounts they have.

    Got time for a 9 page thesis? LOL :p
  4. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    All i know is Giada is still Hot.
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Well, I've started looking at researching some other brands. It's very unlikely my next plow will have a lift chain, that's for sure. Maybe, I'm pretty positive anyway. I think.
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    To hand type this entire article out of the Oct '82 issue of Popular Mechanics you must be wealthy of spare time right now. :sleeping:
  8. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    As opposed to any other time of the year? :p
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I come here to read your wealth of knowledge!
  10. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Is that a serious question? :dizzy:
  11. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    GV is ALWAYS serious. :salute:
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Actually, it is serious. You're spoiled with the Fisher controls.
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,477

    Good to see you've come to a definite decision, sort of.
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Thanks for the affirmation, I guess.

    Kind of a carry over from the "They always completely sometimes usually thread...............
  15. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If I had to hand type this ,it wouldn't be on here.:waving:
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,477

    Question, does a chainless plow also protect the transmission?
  17. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Yes it does. If the chain broke you could run over your plow and rip the pan off.:rolleyes:
  18. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    NO NO NO! You two are confusing trip design vs lift system.

    Trip EDGES save transmissions, FULL trip saves transfer cases.

    Lift chains allow you to tow yourself home. Direct lift can't do that, no matter what Basher says!
  19. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    GV - agreed and you could f up a lot of other stuff LOL
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,477

    Ahhhhh, now I understand.

    But what does a non-chain lift do for my muffler bearings?