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Need Your Help Please...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PlowMaster, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. PlowMaster

    PlowMaster Banned
    from N.Y.
    Messages: 6

    I have a question:

    My neighbors say i'm probably the best plow guy around and I get alot of work, the problem is all my plowing is done with my back plow(See the Picture) since I havn't purchased a front plow yet.

    My arms and legs get very tired and my neck aches really bad because I have to plow everything in reverse (Not to mention the fact that I'm probably gonna burn out the reverse gear on my tranny). Anyway, I'm seriously considering the Sam's Club plow (Which is VERY heavy duty) or the snow bear, how do these compare to the Blizzard? Also,should I consider installing timbrens?

    In case the pic don't load my rig is a caravan with a heavy duty back plow.

    myawesomerig.jpg
     
  2. gt_racer50

    gt_racer50 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 484

    There, Thats what I'm Talkin About.
     
  3. gt_racer50

    gt_racer50 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 484

    In all seriousness, I think that if you just get a set of 35x12.50x15's would be all that you would need initially. I did notice that you don't have a strobe beacon, that would be another good place to start. I don't think that you would need a set of timbrens, because if you put a plow on the front, it would balance everything out, as far as weight goes. Let me study this picture a little longer, and I might be able to offer some more suggestions later. Though I'm sure within a short period of time you will get all the help that you need.
     
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    They don't. You consider a Snow Bear as a Heavy Duty plow? Nobody else in the industry does - the manufacturer calls it a Personal Use Plow - not for commercial use.

    I'm not bashing Snow Bear - they have thier place. Just not in a commercial setting.

    This would be similar to comparing a sled to a Lexus. They are both meant to move people from one place to another, but ....
     
  5. vector6

    vector6 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    your not serious are you ?
     
  6. PlowMaster

    PlowMaster Banned
    from N.Y.
    Messages: 6

    Yes...Can you help?
     
  7. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    I just have one question. Would that van in this plow configuration be considered a rear wheel drive vehicle??
     
  8. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    here we go again......id suggest moving this into the personal use section, cause if you are seriously considering plowing commercial with either plow your talking about your van will fall apart, im sorry for my smart remark:dizzy:
     
  9. windmill

    windmill Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    Must have been snowing like a lab rat behind your truck when you took that picture. Excellent photography I would have to say.
     
  10. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    windmill, on second look, I agree.
     
  11. EJK2352

    EJK2352 Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Keep using that minivan for plowing and I'll guarantee you'll smoke the transmission. Chrysler minivans have a weak transmission to begin with. The added stress of plowing will just hasten it's demise.
     
  12. bluenite608

    bluenite608 Member
    Messages: 95

    WAIT A MIN. IS THIS GUY ALL THERE???????? A MINI VAN???????
    COME ON GUY!!!!:confused:
     
  13. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Here's to the mini van people :gunsfiring: :dizzy:
     
  14. Turfmower

    Turfmower Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    I don't beleive you guys are falling for this. Plow master is Laughing his ass off at you
     
  15. KatWalk

    KatWalk Member
    Messages: 83

    LMAO!!!!

    I would suggest putting some extra groceries in the back for added down pressure on the plow. Does that van have dual sliding side doors?? Maybe you could rig something "monster garage" style to pop out the sides for some additional clean up. Thanks for the laugh. Happy New Year to all!!!!!
     
  16. BWinkel

    BWinkel Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I'd recommend a Blizzard 810.
     
  17. PlowMaster

    PlowMaster Banned
    from N.Y.
    Messages: 6

    I originally bought the rear plow when I hired this guy with a blizzard to plow my driveway. He plowed it alright, and popped out my cobble stones on my apron like they were teeth on a crack addict. After that, I said that's it and bought my own plow. The guy I bought it from never explained that I would have to drive in reverse for 12 hours straight.
     
  18. PROPJCKEY

    PROPJCKEY Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    THAT IS A SWEET AS* RIG! YOU FORGOT THE SALT SPREADER ON TH FRONT!
    -Jeffpayup
     
  19. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    And with a name like PlowMaster I just had to look when he was asking for help.

    I just would like to congratulate the dealer that sold him that rig.

    Personally I would have installed a front mounted reciever and put the plow on the front and then put the spreader on the back. Given the guy an $2999 extended warranty plan that covered the plow and then taken off for the Bahamas for the rest of the month.

    Jerre
     
  20. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I'm still trying to figure out what kind of plow that is. It kind of looks like a glorified scoop shovel with no tripping action. No back plow like I've ever seen.

    I realize the picture is total caa-caa, but he asked about a Snowbear vs a Blizzard. Actually, I think he should get a Fisher 10' Muni plow (1556#). Cut off the rear half of the roof for a 2 yd sander, put on a set of Timbrens and he's all set to go make some money.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2003