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Looking To Setup A New Truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by john r, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 239

    I want my next truck to have a plow with down pressure. There's not much out there that I've found. The 2 main players seem to be SnowWay and Hiniker. What are your opinions about the performance of each. How well does the 29R perform?
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2016
  2. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,035

    Hiniker does not have down pressure. Snoway is a good plow if you have close dealer support. What type of truck would it be going on?
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2016
  3. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 239

    F350 standard cab, 8' bed
     
  4. ktfbgb

    ktfbgb Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    Hiniker has the C plow that flips the top of the moldboard over to back drag. It's kinda neat but I don't know anyone with one. The idea is good just don't have any experience with it. I looked into the snoway when I got my new plow and it gives 250 lbs of down pressure. I went with a V plow and it weighs 950 lbs. so I kinda figured the extra weight of the V plow did the same as the straight blade with down pressure.
     
  5. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,035

    The Revolution series are good plows, but if I were you I'd put a Revolution HD on your truck not a 29R. The 29R is kind of dinky. Your truck can handle any plow you can throw at it. I'm surprised you don't want to go with Fisher. You East Coast boys seem to love those.
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    How soon?

    Snow Ex will have it soon.
     
  7. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 239

    I got a EZVee and MM1 already. Also 2 UniMounts and MVP and a Meyers on the Dodge. The Revolution is too wide. Want to keep it at 9'. We got a lot of calls for driveways after the blizzard and could have made a small killing.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2016
  8. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    You're dealing with patents here, which is why there is only snowway.

    Are you open to the idea of customization? Swapping a chain for a bar, a dual-acting hydraulic lift cylinder, and a valve will add down pressure to pretty much any conventional hydraulic plow.
     
  9. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    Probably Boss too.
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    I wouldn't bet against it.
     
  11. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,632

    Alright... alright, I will be the guy.... why are you set on having a plow with down pressure?

    Is this something that someone told you that you need to have?
     
  12. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    The only thing I heard they are good at is wearing out cutting edges.
     
  13. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,632

    and for relieving pressure on front end parts while at stop lights...
     
  14. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 239

    I'm looking to clear drive ways as fast as possible.
     
  15. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,075

    What about a rear plow?
     
  16. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 239

    I thought about the rear mount but if I can do driveways with one unit that s the way to go.
     
  17. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,632

    And down pressure is the way that this is accomplished?

    Where did you find this information?
     
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    2 answers for this:

    The fastest is a inverted blower\tractor.

    Second fastest is a back blade.
     
  19. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    You obviously never heard of the welded chain concept
     
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    :laughing::laughing::laughing: