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Just wondering! Plow up or down Or Down V

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by gottaluvplows, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. gottaluvplows

    gottaluvplows Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    Ok so In the winter i use Boss V plows at work and i was wondering, what is the best way to keep the plow when not in use?(parked) I have seen other guys at stores and other public places (while they are parked) with the plow up and i have also seen them down(for V plow they are usually down and in V position)
    What is the safest and best way to keep it?

  2. ABsnow

    ABsnow Member
    Messages: 32

    down and v when parked.
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Down and V if parked for more then a few mins.
  4. fairrpe86

    fairrpe86 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Like everybody else has said down and V is the best way to keep the plow when parked. Having it in V it will keep it closer to the truck and be less of a hazard when walking around it, and having it down releases the load off of the suspension on the truck.
  5. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,868

    Down and V but just barely off the ground...puts some tension on so its harder to steal.
  6. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,516

    and this will also keep all the rams closed so they wont rust.
  7. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    Do people steal plows there? That would suck! How about using a padlock instead of a hitch pin clip on your hitch pins? There would surely be a way to put a lock on just about any kind of plow mounting system.

    Snowplow theft isn't really a problem here that I know of.... The main physical items stolen here besides money, are gas and any sort of chemicals used to manufacture meth.. My neighbor has a granary and feed supply business in addition to his large farm, and he has caught the meth heads trying to steal stuff from him a couple times in the last few years. Not a big ticket item, but it does happen. He doesn't mess with Anhydrous-Ammonia much, I'm pretty sure that is a much larger concern than the few small items my neighbor deals with.
  8. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Its Michigan...They steal anything thats not bolted down....Down and in the V position...
  9. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    :laughing: The wife always likes it up! lol
  10. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    And it also relaxes the springs so there's less wear and tear while in the V
  11. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    check this thread out for some ideas about plow security.
  12. gottaluvplows

    gottaluvplows Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    Thx guys i always thought down was best buy never thought about putting it in v position! thx

    Also for security
    Fisher came up with this (i dont know if the other guys have this but...) its a electrical lock type thing it prob. wouldnt help unless you put a sticker on the plow that says this though! but check it out they even got a video on their site

  13. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I know...thats why when your plowing I stop by.....:laughing:
  14. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I know....shes always happy to see me when I stop by while your out plowing....:laughing: