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Looking into buying a Hiniker plow...Help

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by tsidders, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. tsidders

    tsidders Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I'm adding another truck to the fleet and am looking into a hiniker plow( straight 8'). I currently have a Western MVP Vplow on another truck and am quite happy w/ it. Would love to hear any all pro's/con's of the Hiniker brand
    Thanks
     
  2. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    I have run a 8ft hiniker straight blade for 5 yrs and it has worked awesome with minimal Maint
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    I have an 8yr old one.
    The weakest link is the plug. (unless they changed it)
    And I had one coil that went bad.

    Other than that it has worked better that i thought it would.
    If I was going to get another str8 blade I'd get another one
     
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    friend of mine had a plug go bad as well on his ...other than that seemed ok , i never got a chance to plow with it , but a deal is a deal , it all moves snow
     
  5. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    I plowed with mine for 7 years, only had a few minor problems with it. the weak point is the scissors arms that lift the blade, I have bent a few of them, but I welded up some material to the back side and have no problems now. Looking at getting a v-plow. so what are the pros and cons to that MVP+ you have?
     
  6. be250

    be250 Junior Member
    from kc mo.
    Messages: 20

    hi, i have a mvp 9.5 western & 8' hiniker scoop like the v best but the scoop is very productive & easy to run. no problems after 3 yrs. the ultra mount goes on easier .barry
     
  7. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    Not to insult you but are you taking the Hiniker off correctly?
     
  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    :rolleyes:I don't know how it could be easier than a hiniker. I have found the hiniker is easier than my boss or my meyer to put on the truck.
     
  9. be250

    be250 Junior Member
    from kc mo.
    Messages: 20

    hi, yes i'm takeing the hiniker off corr. , what i said was the western is easier to mount & dismount, not that the hiniker was bad . the hiniker is much simpler to wire up [ install wise] both move snow well. barry
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    What can be easier than driving into it.
    throwing a lever and plunging it in?

    You should get an RTII you would love it....
     
  11. be250

    be250 Junior Member
    from kc mo.
    Messages: 20

    hi, ok i love my hiniker plow ,but in MY OPINON the ultramount goes on easier. ok!!!! can i have a opinon ???? thanks a bunch barry