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New snow deflector with benefits

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by secret_weapon, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    I finally installed a much needed snow deflector and found out one unsuspected benifit.
    I got the curved one so the snow would roll better. It defintely keeps the snow off my windshield.
    And now it does something I never thought it would, my temp gauge stays at noramal when diving on the hiway, 55+ mph. I don't have to keep my blade just inches off the ground anymore to let air into the radiator. The curve on the snow deflector actually helps airflow into the radiator. I've been raising the blade a little higher each time I drive to find out when air is blocked into radiator again.

  2. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks good, have fun with it.
  3. sjosephlawncare

    sjosephlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    How much did that cost?
  4. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    you could at least use a different post for different threads. :realmad:
    I can't see caring about a post count.
  5. the_mayor

    the_mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Ha that's funny. I just looked up his posts, and most of them start with "looks good". Strange!
  6. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,559

    That is a must on my plows! Really saves your wipers! Good luck.
  7. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    Looks good...(just kidding)
    I have one of those on my Fisher. I never really thought about the air movement into the radiator being effected by that? What is your theory, it pushes more air under the truck or it travels over and immediately down the backside of the blade, like a valance or something? I'm curious because I completely block my front end w/ my fisher as it's a huge blade and never have an overheating problem.
  8. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    I have always wondered how well those plastic curved ones hold up. Seems like the would break easy if you pushed to hard into a hard ice pile. I have always used heavy rubber. Glad it serves you for 2 purposes
  9. Dodgetruckman731

    Dodgetruckman731 Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    He posts what he posts, get over it

    Nice snow deflector, mine also helps with the airflow on my dakota.
  10. shott8283

    shott8283 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    i like it, where did you find the curved one? ive been thinking of getting one on the western
  11. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    It was $108 on sale from Mill Supply, about 6 miles from me.

    As for the air flow, I'm thinking it flows over and down into the radiator.

    Seems to be pretty durable so far, stacked a bunch of snow and even hit a wall (not too hard).
  12. schmol

    schmol Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Well it bothers me too, it could be a pile of rubber dog crap and he would still say "Looks Good". Add a little more to enrich the thread and entice some conversation.
  13. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573


    Well guess what? I think it looks good too!
  14. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    Oh I am. ...
  15. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I was just thinking the same thing just adding to the post count.
  16. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    The deflector on my snowdogg looks exactly like that. I think they are made out of a hard rubber, so they wont crack and break like the plastic ones do. Mine flexes when I push up a pile, but goes right back to normal. It does allow the truck to run cooler somehow. My truck never overheated, but it runs noticeably cooler now driving around.
  17. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    do not fret fellow plowsite members for i have dialed whine-one-one already :salute:
  18. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Looks good. I need to head down to mills and get one the rubber one I got is just to short.
  19. Humvee27

    Humvee27 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Looks good!.....................................:gunsfiring:


    having got the smarta$$ portion of today over with now, I have to say I'm gonna try it with mine to see if I can get the same "benefit"....it's always bugged me about my incorrect temp readings....
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  20. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    It's on sale now though the 15th ???? for $108, Normally $130
    If anyone is interested. Also much cheaper than some others...