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Need Plow Advice

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by royals30, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. royals30

    royals30 Junior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 11

    Hello,

    I'm wanting to purchase a snow plow for residential use. I'll be plowing two driveways with a Chevy 1500. I've been looking at snowbear snow plows and was wondering if anyone has one and could tell me what you thought of them? How are they at back dragging?
     
  2. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    What year of truck?

    You can find good used 7'6 electric/hydraulic straight blade setups for $1500. Personally I'd go this route over something like a snowbear.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,940

    What plow are u using now
     
  4. royals30

    royals30 Junior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 11

    What does straight blade mean? Can I not angle it from side to side?
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,940

    It means its a straight blade. Not a V or expandable plow. Nothing fancy just a typical plow.
     
  6. royals30

    royals30 Junior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 11

    But I can angle it from side to side?
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,940

    Not sure. What plow, and model? Have you cked there website?
     
  8. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Like others said, a strait blade is a plow that has a strait blade (not a V plow or expendable length plow). You can angle it left and right. You will be a lot better off buying a used 7.5' straight blade than a Snow Bear.